Capcom Cup to come to ESPN 2

Capcom Cup 2016 is an upcoming Street Fighter V tournament to be held in December 2016. 32 players will qualify for the tournament by winning one of the eleven Capcom Pro Tour Global Premier Events, Evo 2016, one of the four regional events, or by scoring high on the Points Leaderboards.

The Capcom Pro Tour features a “baseline” prize pool of $500,000 USD, to be spread out over its events. For the first time, the Pro Tour features online tournaments as part of its qualifying events. As of August, 2016, player Infiltration has been the most successful player of the season, winning three out of eight Premier Events.

The Capcom cup has got support from ESPN who announced that they will be showing the event on their ESPN 2 channel.

The news was posted by the media editor, IGN, Kapwan.

This would mark ESPN’s second big foray into showing Street Fighter match-ups on its channel, following a successful broadcast of the EVO finals earlier this year on ESPN2 – which drew a pretty large audience, despite some people complaining about the tournament being broadcast.

There is, however a minor twist to the story. Capcom Cup will not be aired live. While the initial foray into street fighting saw ESPN draw huge audiences, they will not be telecasting the event live. Thi decision might just as well be whatś needed as many of ESPNś regular audiences were dissenting about Capcom cup being shown on TV. With the 24 hour delay this time around, there will be better editing and the presentation should be something that will draw non-followers into the scene.

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This would mark ESPN’s second big foray into showing Street Fighter match-ups on its channel, following a successful broadcast of the EVO finals earlier this year on ESPN 2 – which drew a pretty large audience, despite some people complaining about the tournament being broadcast.

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