Street Fighter V to make its pro debut at E3 next week

When Street Fighter V was revealed at the Playstation Experience last year, fighting game fans excited and a bit disappointed. Yes there was excitement that a new Street Fighter game was in the works, however most were disappointed that the game was coming only to PC and PS4 and not to the Xbox One. Regardless, fans are hyped for SFV. So much so that Capcom has revealed in a press release that SFV will be making its first major  appearance at E3 next week.




To celebrate the big event, Capcom will be hosting the following exbitions for the game as planed out by Capcom Unity’s ComboFiend:

  • Single Elimination Tournaments- These will be peppered throughout the event and will contain eight players on a first come, first served basis. These eight players will battle it out in the first ever tournaments for Street Fighter V on the legendary Capcom Pro Tour e-Sports stage for a chance at some exclusive SFV goodies. Maybe a pro or two will enter these and show you something new? Maybe some new challengers will rise up and show them how it’s done in this brand new game? You’ll have to tune in and find out!
  • ComboFiend Kumite- It’s been a while since I’ve been on the big stage and there will be no SFV stage bigger than the one at E3. During the ComboFiend Kumite, I’ll be playing against world renowned Street Fighter teams such as Team Evil Geniuses (Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, PR Rog, Momochi, K-Brad, and ChocoBlanka), Team Mad Catz (Daigo, Tokido, Mago), and Team Razer (Xian, Fuudo, and RB) in a few sets. Who will have more wins, me or them? Although the game is brand new, these amazing players have shown great Street Fighter prowess, so I’m sure I’ll have my hands full!
  • Character Demonstrations- During the Character Demonstrations I’ll hop on the stream and show off all the characters revealed up until E3. I’ll go through their V-Triggers, V-Skills, and general explanations of the characters themselves and may even run a set showing off new tech against a foe or two.
  • Pro Exhibition: Team Tournament- It’s a 3v3 team battle royal as teams Mad Catz, Evil Geniuses and Razer battle one another for Street Fighter V supremacy. With only a few hours to practice prior to the start of this, it’ll be interesting to see what tricks and tactics these pros will come up with!
  • Pro Exhibition: Singles Tournament- Team loyalty goes out the window as each pro player fends for themselves in what’s sure to be a slobber knocker. With big cash on the line, which of these pros will rise up and become the first ever official SFV tournament champion?
  • Editor Elimination Exhibition (E3)- Leading editors in the gaming industry go at it to prove which publication holds the strongest Street Fighter. Last year’s editor tournament finals in USFIV between IGN’s Vince Ingenito and Edge’s Nathan Brown came down to a nail biting finish, with Nathan taking the crown home. Will these two make it to the finals again or will we see some new faces take them out? Which publication houses the strongest Street Fighter? Tune in and see for yourself!


If you by chance are attending E3 this year and think you have what it takes to become a legend, then be sure to hit up the Capcom booth. If not, “Go home and become a family man”.


Source: Capcom Unity


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