Capcom announced details on the half a million dollars they're giving away in competitive gaming in the form of a 25th Street Fighter anniversary themed tournament series to begin after EVO 2012.
|Super Street Fighter IV: AE 2012||Street Fighter X Tekken||Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition||Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix|
Remaining Evo Championship Series Dates
|Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8||May 25-27||Chicago|
|NorthWest Majors||June 2-3||Seattle|
|Montreal Annual Tournament||June 2-3||Montreal, Canada|
|East Coast Throwdown||June 9-10||New Jersey|
|CEO 2012 Championships||June 15-17||Orlando|
|MidWest Championships 2012||June 22-24||Nashville|
|Evo 2012||July 6-8||Las Vegas|
Capcom Tournament Series Dates
|July 28-29||Austin, TX|
|August 11-12||New York (Location Pending)|
|August 26||Taipei, Taiwan|
|September 27-30||London, England (in conjunction with Eurogamer Expo)|
|October 13-14||Sao Paulo, Brazil (in conjunction with Brazil Game Show)|
|October 27-28||Los Angeles, CA|
|October 31 – November 4||Paris, France (in conjunction with Paris Games Week)|
|December 8 Finals||San Francisco, CA|
Glad to see that they're putting some effort into supporting the competitive scene, though I have my doubts over their ability to run these tournaments. Maybe they'll get most of the people who have been running the Evo tournaments to do it for them. I'm also curious about the games themselves, the only one of those four that is being played and is liked is AE 2012. I don't recall HD Remix or 3rd Strike Online ever featuring at a tournament recently (if at all ever) and everyone hates Jab X TimeOut.
Yeah it's not technically a Street Fighter game but unless Japanese players participate in AE 2012 then the most exciting game to watch at tournaments is UMvC3.