It looks like Paris’ qualification event for the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary World Championship is going to be quite a bit bigger than has been previously thought. Capcom Europe have announced that the tournament is going to be the centre of a Europe-wide tournament series all of its own, with sixteen different qualification events leading to the Finals at the Paris Games Week, from the 31st of October through to the 4th of November. Click through to see the press release and the qualifiers that have been announced so far.
Capcom Europe have put out a press release that covers most of the important details, which has been duplicated below:
Street Fighter 25th Anniversary
World Series Tournament
-Master Series Europe-
As part of its year-long celebration to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Street Fighter series Capcom is pleased to confirm the first ever official European fighting games tournament featuring solely titles from this iconic series.
Taking place during Paris Games Week (October 31-November 4), The European Masters will provide a stage for the best fighting game players from across Europe to showcase their skills and compete for the opportunity to represent Europe in the World Finals this December in San Francisco.
Contestants in the European Master Series will battle it out on the following titles
-Super StreetFigherIVArcadeEdition ver.2012
-Street FighterIII: 3rd Strike – Online Edition
Ahead of the European Masters Series (EMS), a series of local qualifying tournaments will be held across 16 European countries where players will fight for the right to represent their country. A full list of these qualifying tournaments will be made available shortly at
After five days of intense competition at the European Master Series in Paris, the top two fighters of the Super Street Fighter IV AE ver.2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken tournaments and the two first place finishers of the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike events will all win a spot to represent Europe and compete in the World Finals of The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament in San Francisco and a chance to compete for a huge cash-prize pool, including a limited edition custom Scion FR-S Sports Car!
The entire tournament series has a total prize pool worth of $500.000 of cash prizes, non-cash prizes and amenities.
Capcom will provide transport and accommodation for the World Finals in San Francisco to the winners of the European Master Series of Street Fighter.
All games will be broadcast over the Internet with a live commentary at http://www.twitch.tv/capcomunity, don’t miss the show!
All the official information is available at:
FOR MORE INFORMATION,PLEASE CONTACT:
Guillaume Dorison (Asenka)
Street Fighter Community Manager
Mob : +33 6 64 50 15 31
Fax : +33 1 39 73 16 15
Facebook : CapcomFrance & AsenkaStreetFighter
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurélien Laureau (Kurama Tengu)
Facebook : aurelien.kuramatengu.laureau
So far, Capcom Europe have announced two qualification tournaments, one in Russia and one in the Netherlands.
Moscow Fighting Arena 2012 (Russia) - http://www.fighting.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=6891
MSE Qualification Round 1 (The Netherlands) – http://dutchnoobz.nl/mse-kwalificatie-round-1/ (First of three ranking battle events)
Although there are not many details easily findable for the Russian qualifier, the Dutch qualifier echoes the qualification events for the World Championships which are taking place all over the world. The top two in both the Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken tournaments and the winners of the Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter 3 tournaments will qualify for the finals in Paris. As always, make sure to double check to make sure you understand how your local qualifier will work.
UK fighters should note that this does not impact the previously announced world qualifier in London, which remains an open event.
No related posts.