Capcom launches Capcom Cup tournament

Publisher to launch tournament for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Street Fighter X Tekken.

Capcom has announced that it will be holding a tournament for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Street Fighter X Tekken titled the Capcom Cup. Eight of the world's best players will compete in each of the games. The first Street Fighter IV qualifier will be this weekend's EVO 2013.

Capcom says they don't have the resources to run the type of tournament they did last year for Street Fighter's 25th Anniversary, but that they want to continue to support the community themselves. They have also partnered with the World Cyber Games to continue to pursue their eSports and fill the void from last year's 25th Anniversary event.

Capcom tells GameSpot that the event will be held in December in the Bay Area. Qualifiers will only be held for Street Fighter IV, and they will be partnering with with current community run events for their winners. Capcom also confirmed there will be some events outside of the US in the qualifier process. Players qualifying for Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken will use a different model, which has not yet been formalized.

GameSpot is covering the EVO 2013 live from the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Watch it live on GameSpot's eSports hub

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KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

Pretty coooooool! GameSpot has the best gaming tournament coverage! Will be tuning in!

>=)

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

I think Ark System Works deserves the title of best fighting games developer of this generation.

SF4 may have sold a lot more, but the Blaz Blue series and Persona 4 Arena are absolutely phenomenal fighters. They're simply always ahead.

tendoboy1984
tendoboy1984

Now it's Namco's turn to make a tourney for Soul Calibur and Tekken.

immortality20
immortality20

Cool, winning the Capcom Cup sounds like a real nerd accomplishment.

kgallis21
kgallis21

Dam capcom doesn't have the resources. Dam one of my favorite old companies is tanking. Not kool hope things get better for them.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I'm not great at SSF4. I can do FADC to ultra for most characters but can't do cancel high jump into ultra on C Viper and Ibuki. I do have fun with it though and when I get to play online I can usually put up a good fight. I'm not an intensive fighter or anything but like any game with enough practice you get better. And its rewarding when you manage to pull off that combo you've been practicing hard to do in a actual fight.

shadowboy88
shadowboy88

Advice for anyone playing this game well....late advice, no matter how much you train offline, it wont help you in online matches, those are just brutal,so save time and jump straight into online plays and get angry like the rest of the world XD

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

That's gonna be the DLC for EVO.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Would rather they launched a Street Fighter game where you didn't need to be a tourney player in order to beat the last boss. What ever happened to catering at least a LITTLE to the casual crowd?

benbonney
benbonney

@StonerDemon I was the only person to buy BlazBlue from my local game store on day 1.... why does such an ace system go unseen?

I hope next gen is the gen of fighters

soulless4now
soulless4now

@tendoboy1984 Now that's definitely long over due. Maybe they'll do something for Tekken's 20th anniversary or something. 

TylerDurden83
TylerDurden83

@shadowboy88 Wrong. All the pro & tournament players actually practice a lot offline to master certain moves and discover new stuff. And with enough practice you can pull out those things online

monster637
monster637

@crunchb3rry Oh lord are you crying about seth,, make sure to never play any king of fighter games mortal kombat or basically anything else, you will be super butthurt, as seth is a walk in the park, turn it down to easy and learn to block

gf61
gf61

@crunchb3rry Does no one use the OPTION MENU. Set the Difficulty to 3 Stars and you'll be fine. 

Devs use to give u extra lives just for going to the options menu. But no just make the game mind numbingly easy.

Uiltetwr
Uiltetwr

@crunchb3rry I have tried playing street fighter for years and years since it was on playstation 1 with games like street fighter vs xmen and capcom vs snk and i find it impossible to learn combos like the pros and the only three people that i find myself using are either ryu, ken and akuma because their specials are easy except for akumas finisher thats hard to do, but in street fighter 4 u can spam specials with grabs and the signature move, but with tekken i can easily learn combos and i can hold my ground against pros too and i find that tekken is much more user friendly than street fighter

vinnypharmacist
vinnypharmacist

@crunchb3rry I bet the game on easy mode, and then sold the game. I am no good at fighting games. I like watching people playing more.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

@crunchb3rry If you can't beat Seth on easy, maybe you just suck? I'm sorry, but there's a line between catering to casuals and fking your game up trying to make it piss easy to play.

Gen007
Gen007

@crunchb3rry seth isn't hard but you actually have to try and think a little. No not even that really i have beaten him mean times using quite silly tactics. The way the ai behaves is pretty predictable. If your gonna be wanna those people that button mashes, gets beat over and over, then quits and gives up why doing any critical think as to why then your gonna have a bad time. Otherwise seth is cake at least up to normal difficulty.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@crunchb3rry  Did you try changing the settings to one round or the lower difficulty levels?  Or both?

angeloponekad
angeloponekad

@crunchb3rrystreet fighter has always been an extremly technical game designed for elit hardcore fighting game players ...Noobs and casual players have nothing to do here (in the SF universe) ... Wanna have fun in the game and play with us??? then train like most of us did for 5-18h a day

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

@benbonney @StonerDemon Most of people buy the simplest game, they play it for some days, and then it starts collecting dust. They just don't have the time (or enough brain cells, in some cases like the above) to assimilate all the technical knowledge that Arc System Works demand from a player.

theend3r
theend3r

@TylerDurden83@shadowboy88Exactly. I'm pretty new to fighting games but it's obvious that you can't do anything without offline practice. Just learning TKCS and I think my controller will die before I master it. I wish I had a stick.

gf61
gf61

@Uiltetwr @crunchb3rry SF Alpha 3 is would be more your speed. It's the most like vs Marvel and the timing isn't as strict as SF4. 

[ Xism (classic), Aism (like vs) Zism (Alpha combos) ]

Gen007
Gen007

@Uiltetwr @crunchb3rry I'd say the entry lvl for both Tekken and SF4 are kinda of the same but at a higher lvl SF fighter is more technical especially when it comes to timing where as timing isn't usually a huge issue with tekken + tekken is heavily focused around juggling.  So it may overall be the easier game. Sf4 has a ton of 4, 2 and 1 frame links that  tuff to pull off and even then SF4 is considered to be dumbed down from SF3 in terms of timing, Sf4 is a lot more forgiving and has larger time windows.

Gen007
Gen007

@vinnypharmacist @crunchb3rry 

 You know its rare to see someone say that and I'm glad that you can admit it. So many people are bad at fighting games and rather than trying to get better they just blame the game. It couldn't possibly be them you know. Theres something wrong with the inputs or the ai is broken ect ect. Then the say the game suks and sale it. A fighting games value lies in its depth quite frankly and if you can pick it up and have it mastered in a few mins then it probably isnt worth playing.

brande77
brande77

@Gen007 @crunchb3rry That's the problem with AI in most games. I recently did the "boss" fight in new MK of Liu Kang vs. Shao Kahn, quickly to discover if you duck and spam low fireball, Shao Kahn will just stand on the other side of the screen and either taunt or throw a high projectile the whole time, constantly getting hit by your fireballs until you win.

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

@angeloponekad @crunchb3rry  

well 18h a day is overstating it.  Truth is fighting games appeal to the kind of people who crave intense and constantly challenging competition.  While there are people who will never get that appeal, there are a lot who do and loves it.  Its not like if the 'casuals' all left the game would die, because these games are just like most sports, you don't have to be an athlete to play it, but you could certainly take it to that level if you want to.

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

@angeloponekad @crunchb3rry  if it weren't for the casual crowd there would be no SF. Do you actually think SF could survive only on elitists shits like you? LOL what an idiot.

"train like most of us did for 5-18h a day"

Sorry most people have REAL jobs, so they can't waste that kind of time just to better their epeen. Now get of your high horse and shut the fuck up jerk. 

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@theend3r @TylerDurden83 @shadowboy88 A stick is a great investment. I used a fight pad for a long time and I liked it but I never realized what I could do with a fight stick. Learning curve is a little tough but after that it is awesome.

monster637
monster637

@Gen007 @vinnypharmacist @crunchb3rry dpads dont help casuals, i grew up in arcades before they even thought about putting sf2 on snes , i could only play blanka chunli and guile charge chars on snes pad, but i grew up on sticks so im fine,


most casual wont spend a 100$ for a decent fight stick


the xbox 360 even more so as the dpad is str8 ass

korvus
korvus

@monster637 Not on the pc version. Even in story mode anybody can beat him. Get far away enough that he starts throwing projectiles, wait for taunt, jump in for uppercut, move back. With teleport it's even easier...

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@brande77 @Gen007 @crunchb3rry I used a similar tactic to beat him. Despite his "boss stats", it's easy to bait him into doing his anti-air shoulder ram. I simply moved close enough that I could jump clear over him, and execute a midair punch to hit him. it works every time in that fight.

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

@shadowboy88 @Jestersmiles @angeloponekad @crunchb3rry 

I stop playing games to be "pro". I just like to play too much different games now a days.Maybe I find a moba to try to get very good at, but that not was not my point. 

"casuals" make a large part of any game and to ignore them is retarded, plus just because you are "good" at a game is no reason to look down on others.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

@SoreThumbsBill @shadowboy88 It's also an overstatement (I hope). Look, if you like the series, you'll get good enough to beat Seth, or Gill, or M. Bison, or whoever the last boss is. SF isn't for casuals, but SFIV isn't as hardcore as the others are.