Capcom’s 2015 Pro Tour fighting game tournament circuit will kick off next month with $500,000 in prizes to give away through November 2015 to Ultra Street Fighter 4 players, according to a Capcom Unity post this week.
Sony will join Capcom and Twitch as a partner this year, and the tournament will double in size from 16 to 32 spots. To account for the players, there will be 16 Premiere events throughout Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Players will battle in a best two out of three elimination style until the top eight finalists, who will then attain supremacy by winning three out of five matches.
According to Capcom, the season's prize pool will be divvied up between throughout tournaments.
The Premier Tournaments (excluding EVO and Japan-based events) Prize Pool Bonus: Total $15,000 split between top 8
- 1st Place: $7,000
- 2nd Place: $3,000
- 3rd Place: $1,500
- 4th Place: $1,000
- 5th~6th Place: $750 (each)
- 7th~8th Place: $500 (each)
Evolution Prize Pool Bonus: Total $50,000 split between top 8
- 1st Place: $20,000
- 2nd Place: $10,000
- 3rd Place: $7,000
- 4th Place: $5,000
- 5th~6th Place: $2,500 (each)
- 7th~8th Place: $1,500 (each)
Capcom Cup Prize Pool: Total $250,000 split between top 8
- 1st Place: $120,000 (yes, you read that correctly)
- 2nd Place: $60,000 (not bad for 2nd place we would say)
- 3rd Place: $25,000
- 4th Place: $15,000
- 5th~6th Place: $10,000 (each)
- 7th~8th Place: $5,000 (each)
The first event, Final Round, will take place March 20-22 in Atlanta. Each of the events will be broadcast on the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel, and you can see the full list of dates on Capcom Unity.
Capcom’s inaugural Pro Tour circuit kicked off last year with 10 premiere events and a partnership with Twitch.