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Here’s What to Expect From Capcom Cup 2016 This Weekend

In just a couple of days, some of the best Street Fighter V players on the planet will be pitted against each other on the stage of Capcom Cup 2016.

The annual fighting game tournament culminates a lengthy competitive season comprising of numerous Street Fighter V tournaments. It all comes down to this month’s championship for which 32 extremely skilled individuals have qualified through Capcom Pro Tour premier and regional events, EVO 2016, and placing high in the Points Leaderboards.

Suffice to say, Capcom Cup 2016 will be action-packed for Street Fighter V enthusiasts. There are a number of players to look forward to. Starting with Team Liquid’s Du “NuckleDu” Dang who won Canada Cup 2016 last month as his second premier event win of the season. There’s Zowie’s Bruce “Gamerbee” Hsiang who continued his impressive display of skill by winning the brutal Japan Cup 2016 a couple of months back.

Red Bull’s Daigo “Diago” Umehara is looking to inflict major damage this weekend with his recent European Regional finals win. Evil Geniuses’ Justin “Justin Wong” Wong always makes his presence known. Razer’s Keita “Fuudo” Ai is highly expected to clean out some big names at the Cup with his recent tournament wins. We also have Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez in the mix, followed by Kenryo “Mago” Hayashi and the devestating Olivier “Luffy” Hay.

All of them and more will be looking to take down Razer’s Seonwoo “Infiltration” Lee, who sits comfortably at the top of the food chain. He’s one of the big favorites to be your new Capcom Cup 2016 grand champion.

Below is how the prize pot will be divided between the top three players:

  • 1st Place: $120,000 + CPT DLC Bonus
  • 2nd Place: $60,000 + CPT DLC Bonus
  • 3rd Place: $25,000 + CPT DLC Bonus

Besides the esports aspect, there are other reasons to be excited about Capcom Cup 2016. It’s where the developer intends to reveal new upcoming content.

With the game’s Year 1 Season Pass already extinguished, we’ll probably see Capcom announce a Year 2 Season Pass for Street Fighter V. That means new playable characters, maps, and more.

One of them has already been teased to be Shin Akuma, a more powerful version of the demonic character dating back to Capcom vs. SNK 2 in 2001. He’s scheduled to be fully unveiled this weekend, along with another mysterious character.

Capcom Cup 2016 is being hosted by Sony’s annual fan-focused PlayStation Experience event. It’s scheduled to take place between December 2-3 at the Anaheim Convention Center in beautiful California. The developer has confirmed that new upcoming content for Street Fighter V will be playable for attendees on the show-floor.

For the complete scheduled and more information, head over to the official Capcom Cup website.