Well, well, well - what a surprise! Street Fighter will be a part of the next ELEAGUE and will be televised across the world on the TBS network.
The fighting game community hasn't quite had the same growth in the last few years that the FPS and MOBA genres have. Finally though, Street Fighter V is coming to ELEAGUE and it could mean great things for competitive fighting games in the following years.
The ELEAGUE Street Fighter V invitational event will begin on March 27 and it will run through March 30. A total of 48 players have been invited to the event, most of which have of course had their names heard in previous Street Fighter V events.
Thanks to the amazing Capcom Pro Tour rankings, ELEAGUE has already sourced 32 of the highest rated players on the leaderboards. 16 more players will be invited to the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V event by Capcom. So far we're not sure who these 16 players will be, but they're likely to be competing players or those well known in the scene.
The prize pool for the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V tournament will be $250,000 and the invitational event will take place at the G Fuel ELeague Arena in Atlanta. After the invitational event is over, ELEAGUE will broadcast four weekly events on Friday, April 7, Friday, April 21, Friday, May 5 and Friday, May 12. All four of these events will also be available for viewing on Twitch.
The final event will take place on May 26 - this event will see the final few battling it out live, and the grand finals will be held at 10 PM ET and broadcasted on TBS.