LOS ANGELES (Jan. 22, 2019) – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced a new esports series for its legendary Street Fighter™ fighting game franchise. Titled the “North American Street Fighter® Pro League,” the series features 3-on-3 team battles in Street Fighter™ V: Arcade Edition, with six teams formed from a mix of seasoned pros, newcomers and fan favorite players from North America.
“We thought adding team play to a Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition tournament series would bring a compelling layer of strategy and drama to the format,” said Yoshinori Ono, Street Fighter series Executive Producer, Capcom. “We are exploring this new format within a new tournament series, in addition to our ongoing support of the existing popular Capcom Pro Tour. We hope our fans will enjoy this fresh perspective on Street Fighter esports and we’ll be analyzing their feedback to incorporate into future seasons of the League.”
Six top ranking players on the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) 2018 North American leaderboards will be extended invitations to participate in the League as team captains. The second slot on the team will be a finalist from an online qualifier. The third slot on the team will be comprised of a pool of players selected by the community. Captains will be able to draft their teams at the start of the season from the player pools.
The first season is expected to start in April 2019 with tournaments airing every Thursday through June. A season one final will take place in late June, where the top two teams will roll into season two. The season two draft will kick off in August and run through November, culminating in the first North America Pro League Champion. Details on the online qualifiers and community vote-in process will be announced in the coming weeks.
[ Street Fighter League Summary ]
|1. Name||Street Fighter Pro League|
|2. Format||3-on-3 team battle|
|3. Featured Title||Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition|
|4. Dates||Begins Spring 2019 (tentative)|
About The Capcom Pro Tour
The CAPCOM PRO TOUR (CPT) is Capcom’s premier league for Street Fighter esports. Players from across the globe battle through a yearlong tournament circuit in order to claim one of the 32 qualification spots for the year end Capcom Cup championship. With official events across the world, and even more independently run tournaments involved, the CPT showcases the very best that competitive gaming has to offer. For more information about the tour visit https://capcomprotour.com/.
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