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'Street Fighter' celebrates 25 years with a tournament and art exhibit

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"Street Fighter" celebrates its 25th birthday with a tournament series and art exhibition.

Capcom will host a tournament to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Street Fighter series, the company announced.

The qualifying round for the tournament, announced earlier this week, begins on July 28th and 29th in Austin, TX. Registration is free, but a $20 refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. The tournament will continue through the fall, with the finals taking place on December 8th in San Francisco. Interested applicants can apply at the official anniversary website to duke it out with other players in the following titles: Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.

In addition to the tournament, Capcom has partner with production company iam8bit to create a Street Fighter-themed art exhibit, which will be open in Los Angeles, CA from August 3rd to August 19th. The exhibit will feature the work of over 50 international artists and is free to the general public.

Capcom will also be releasing a special Street Fighter 25th anniversary chess set and video game collector's set, both available for purchase from the company's official store.