FACEIT, the world’s leading independent competitive gaming platform, is partnering with the Capcom Pro Tour, AESVI and Fandango Club, the event organizers of the Milan Games Week, to bring the EU Regional Finals of Street Fighter® V to Milan Games Week on Sunday, Oct. 1. The tournament, organized by FACEIT, will mark the third consecutive year the Capcom Pro Tour has hosted a premiere event at Milan Games Week.
The Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier will take place at 11:00AM UTC, Saturday, September 30 with the top player competing in the EU Regional Finals at 2:00PM UTC on Sunday. The qualifying Street Fighter V winner will face off against the seven players who previously qualified from the EU Regional Ranking events throughout the year. The winner of each EU Regional Final will earn a qualifying spot in the Capcom Cup 2017.
“Over the past two years, the Milan Games Week has proven to be the perfect venue for the Europe’s most skilled Street Fighter V warriors to face off,” said James Bardolph, Creative Director of FACEIT Media. “We’re excited to continue bringing these players together, and we look forward to future Capcom competitions in Street Fighter V and beyond.”
“Milan Games Week is proud to host Europe’s most intense Street Fighter V and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite matches at the EU Regional Finals,” said Paolo Chisari, AESVI president. “The return of the Capcom Pro Tour, along with a huge variety of other events and games will make Milan Games Week 2017 the most exciting yet!”, said Pier Luigi Parnofiello, Head of Esports at Fandango Club spa.
Femi ‘F-Word’ Adeboye and Jonathan ‘Tyrant’ Parkes will bring fans the play by play action for both tournaments, which viewers can watch on the official Capcom Pro Tour Twitch channel, www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters .
Players interested in entering in the Open Qualifier will be able to do so on http://fce.gg/cpt_registration from today until 10:30AM Saturday, September 30. Rules can be found here: https://capcomprotour.com/rules.
For more information on the Capcom Pro Tour, visit https://capcomprotour.com/ and for more information on FACEIT, visit www.faceit.com or follow FACEIT on Twitter at @FACEIT.
FACEIT is the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 5 million users logging in a total of over 12 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly matchmaking and tournaments into their titles to allow gamers to take part in competitive online games at all skill levels. esports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com .
About Capcom Pro Tour
The Capcom Pro Tour is the yearlong esports league for Street Fighter V that features the best players from all over the world who compete for the title of Capcom Cup World Champion and the chance to win their share of the $500,000 prize pool. The Capcom Pro Tour is in its third season and has seen explosive growth since its inception with millions of viewers worldwide and through live broadcasts on Twitch and ESPN.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including ground-breaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com. Capcom, the Capcom logo, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
About Milan Games Week
Milan Games Week is the most important consumer show in Italy that has been promoted by AESVI – the Italian Game Industry Association – since 2011 in Milan. The event is based on 360 degrees entertainment: meet and greet with developers and celebrities, game previews, esports, retrogaming, cosplay parade and live exhibitions. In its last 2016 edition there were 138.000+ visitors and 500+ journalists and bloggers attending the show. In 2017 the event will take place at Fiera Milano City, the brand new fair in the outskirts of Milan, from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1th October. www.milangamesweek.it
Source: Press release