The annual Street Fighter showdown heads to San Francisco next month
As we near the end of 2015 there’s one thing we can all look forward to. No, it’s not the holidays, but Capcom Cup! That’s right, this year’s Capcom Cup will send Ultra Street Fighter IV off in the grandest event possible as 32 of the world’s best meet in San Francisco at PlayStation Experience on 6th December to fight for their piece of the $250,000 prize pool!
If you’ve been following the Capcom Pro Tour, then you know that players from around the world have been traveling from country to country, continent to continent, trying to secure their spot at Capcom Cup or gather enough points for one of the 15 spots available in the 32 man finals.
Now that the dust is just about settled (with the last spot to be decided at Dreamhack Winter this 26th – 29th November), Capcom Cup 2015 is shaping up to be the greatest competitive Street Fighter tournament of the last decade!
For those of you wondering what the schedule, bracket format, and prize distribution for Capcom Cup is, allow me to provide that information below:
- 1st: $125,000
- 2nd: $60,000
- 3rd: $25,000
- 4th: $15,000
- 5th & 6th: $10,000 (each)
- 7th & 8th: $5,000 (each)
- 10:00am — Opening ceremony
- 10:30am — Round 1 and 2
- 2:00am — Analyst desk
- 2:30am — Top 16 to top 8
- 5:30am — Analyst desk & break
- 6:30am — Top 8
- 9:30am — Closing ceremony
The bracket will be double elimination, best two out of three matches up to top 16. From there, all matches will be best three out of five.
With 32 of the world’s best Street Fighter players all under one roof, we expect every single match to be beyond hype. That said, this year we’ll have two streams available for those of you watching from home so that you won’t miss any of the high profile matches going down! We recommend viewers tune into the Capcom Pro Tour site for the ultimate experience as they will be able to follow both streams as well as the Capcom Cup brackets once the action goes live.
Tickets are still on sale, so if you can make it to San Francisco during that time, be sure to come! Remember you’ll need to buy either the two-day pass or the Sunday Only pass in order to watch Capcom Cup.
Needless to say, after this year’s extensive and challenging Capcom Pro Tour season, there will be no disputing that this year’s Capcom Cup champion is the best player in the world!