Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by thec0re30
Capcom Pro Tour hosting Online Tournaments, starts April 8
The newly formed Capcom Pro Tour is in full swing and starting this month, they will be hosting online tournaments in co-operation with virgingaming.com a site that connects console players together for money matches with fighting games like Super Street Fighter IV: AE. The tournaments titled “Street Fighter Online Series” will run from April 8 to some time in October giving players who may not be able to make it out to live tournaments a shot at going to Capcom Cup this year.
In order to compete in this tournament, you must first register at the Virgin Gaming website and then compete online winning 3 matches in a row to qualify for the main online tournament. The top 16 from these online tournaments will receive seeding points towards Capcom Cup which is a 16 bracket invitational tournament. Seeding points range from 1st place which will receive 64 points to 16th place only receiving one point.
At this moment Prodigal Son Aka Ryan Hart, winner of the first premier tournament hosted at Final Round XVII, is the first player to qualify for Capcom Cup and is also in the lead with 256 seeding points. There are another 6 guaranteed placements for the upcoming premier tournaments this year leaving 9 more spots available between live and online competitors. It is also important to note that the competition will be transitioning into the new Ultra Street Fighter IV available on console sometime in June.
FGO will keep you posted on all the online tournament results and will embed any live streams available.