CapCom Cup, the yearly fighting game tournament held in California, is just hours away. What’s the schedule this year?
For 2016, CapCom Cup is spread out over two days: Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd. The first day’s schedule will consist of:
- 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time: Doors open & Pre-game show
- 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time: Tournament begins (32 to Top 8)
- 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time: Tournament ends
The second day’s schedule consists of:
- 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time: Opening ceremony
- 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time: Tournament begins (Top 8)
- 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time: Closing ceremony
The entire event will be streaming live on Twitch, and an edited version will be broadcast on ESPN on Sunday. The first day of events will take place at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California, and the second day will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
CapCom Cup 2016 will take the form of a double elimination bracket, with matches being best three out of five.
The following 32 players will be participating in the event:
- Justin Wong
- Xiao Hai
- Daigo Umehara
- Julio Fuentes
- Filipino Champ
- Chris Tatarian
- Ricki Ortiz
- Ryan Hart
- Problem X
- DR Ray
The man to beat is Infiltration, the player who has delivered the most successful performance this season and who came in seventh place last year. Another player to watch is Tokido, who came in ninth last year but who won first place at Community Effort Orlando earlier this year.
Over $300,000 in prizes will be awarded at CapCom Cup 2016, with the winner taking home over $100,000. It is the first CapCom Cup during which players will be competing in Street Fighter V, which was released in February 2016.