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Capcom launch special gaming tournament

July 15th, 2013 by Marc Comments

The publisher said that eight of the world’s best players will compete in each of the games. The first Street Fighter IV qualifier will be this weekend’s Evolution Fighting Game Championships (EVO) 2013.
While not having the resources to run the type of tournament they did last year for Street Fighter’s 25th Anniversary, Capcom said they wanted to continue to support the gaming community with something similar.
The firm have also partnered with the World Cyber Games to continue to pursue their eSports and fill the void from last year’s 25th Anniversary event.
They told GameSpot that the event will be held in December in the Bay Area. Qualifiers will only be held for Street Fighter IV, and they will be partnering with with current community run events for their winners.
Elsewhere, the publisher has announced that five new characters will be coming to Street Fighter IV during a panel this weekend at the EVO.
Rolento, Poison, Hugo, and Elena will be joining the cast. Each of the four new characters have been included in Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken. The fifth and final new character has never been in a Street Fighter game, Capcom said. Along with the five new characters, six new stages also being added.
The new characters along with balance changes will come out sometime in early 2014, with a name and trailer to be shown this week before the Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Finals.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….