It’s been an incredible weekend at EVO 2016 so far with the largest fighting game tournament in the world delivering some unbelievable moments from the best players from all over the globe. The action is far from over as the Street Fighter V finals are set to go live tonight at 7:00pm Pacific Time!
On top of all the amazing matches we’ve seen throughout the weekend, there was also a ton of exciting news to come from the event. PlayStation and Capcom announced a new partnership with PS4 being the presenting sponsor of the Capcom Pro Tour! The Capcom Pro Tour has seen astounding growth over the past few years with the first six-figure check being awarded to the winner of Capcom Cup 2015. Now, both PlayStation and Capcom are doubling down in 2016 to accelerate the growth of the fighting game community with this new partnership.
A large component of this partnership is the newly announced Capcom Pro Tour-themed DLC for Street Fighter V, which features new premium costumes for Chun-Li and Cammy, an additional mystery costume and the official stage of the CPT called the “Ring of Destiny.” With the PS4 being the official console of the Capcom Pro Tour, we’ve also put together an exclusive bundle that includes the three costumes, the stage, plus and an additional color for all 22 characters and two new titles.
This is an exclusive, limited-time offer where the proceeds from the DLC will be reinvested back into the Capcom Pro Tour and help boost the prize pool of Capcom Cup 2016 based on the number of downloads. While Capcom will always continue to invest into the Capcom Pro Tour, this is a great way for fans to show their support of the league and be part of history as we’ll have the largest prize payout in fighting game history at Capcom Cup 2016 with the support of the fans.
We’ll have even more announcements in the future, including the upcoming mystery costume that is part of this Capcom Pro Tour DLC collection. This costume will have a large impact on the future of the Capcom Cup and we believe fans we’ll be very excited once we reveal the details.
Don’t miss the Street Fighter V finals tonight at 7:00pm Pacific live tonight on twitch.tv/srkevo1 or catch the televised broadcast on ESPN2!