Street Fighter 5 Pro Tour was just announced by Capcom. For those who don’t know what Capcom is, it is a Japanese video game developer and publisher.
They have created many multi-million-selling game franchises such as Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry, and Dead Rising. Capcom started the Street Fighter franchise in 1987 and is the most popular game in the genre.
Street Fighter is the highest-grossing media franchise based on a fighting game at $12.2 billion. The Capcom Pro Tour is a year-long series that will feature 1-on-1 battles fought over 32 events across 19 different regions worldwide with a prize pool of over $200,000.
Capcom has released new Pro Tour content to help strengthen the prize winnings. They came out with new costumes for G, Seth, and one my costume. They also came out with a new stage called “The Ring of Galaxy” which can be seen in the game’s new trailer.
Capcom wants to increase the number of athletes and fans participating by almost doubling the number of tournaments and regions compared to the previous 2020 Pro Tour. The newly added South Africa will have a tournament this year.
The tournament will be broadcasted worldwide with commentary in both English and Japanese. The broadcast will be shown on Capcom’s official channels, which are available on multiple streaming platforms.
The Capcom Pro Tour website gives full information about the rules and what you can expect to see in this year’s Pro Tour.
“Capcom Pro Tour 2021 will be a continuation of the 2020 format due to global travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines. The new season will be comprised of more than 30 online regional premiers set across 19 territories.
Winners of these online premiers will auto qualify for Capcom Cup 8, which will be held in early 2022. The Capcom Cup 8 will offer a prize pool of more than $200,000. In addition, the top four finalists of each online premier will split a prize pool of $5,000.
The opening event of the 2021 season will be the first of four online premiers for Japan. Registration for the Japan #1 online premier opens March 29, with the tournament running Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18. Per usual, the tournament will be streamed on the Capcom Fighters Twitch and YouTube channels.”
Capcom is devoted to boosting industry development through the construction of an environment where esports competitors and fans can enjoy the fun of competition in the fast-growing esports industry.
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