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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