Street Fighter IV Tournament coming to Europe

With the upcoming release of the free Street Fighter IV Championship Mode update on April 24, players will be able to grab their arcade sticks and Hadouken their way through fighters online, competing for the online equivalent of prize money, "grade points," and, of course, to be "the best. "Now...

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With the upcoming release of the free Street Fighter IV Championship Mode update on April 24, players will be able to grab their arcade sticks and Hadouken their way through fighters online, competing for the online equivalent of prize money, "grade points," and, of course, to be "the best. "

Now those very same gamers will be able to put their honed fighting skills to the test in the official European tournament, which is set to run until May 17 and should hopefully see fighting of epic proportions.

Unlike the US Tournament, the European one will not initially take place face-to-face between competitors, but rather players will face off online via Xbox Live. Capcom will track the gamertag of any registered competitors playing on Live as they compete for grade points, and the top 30 grade-point-scoring players from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain will compete face-to-face in a national final.

Those lucky enough to bust their way to the top of the nationals will be flown all expenses paid to a secret location for the final in June, where the European Champion will be crowned and will ride away on a brand-new Yamaha Aerox R scooter. PS3 users will be unable to compete, because Capcom will be tracking gamertags only on Live.

Interested parties can sign up for the tournament on the Capcom Web site now.

Discussion

43 comments
NTX82
NTX82

Two things to Capcom: why the hell XBOX 360 only???? And why the hell only in those countries?? European championship...yeah right!!! I live in Portugal, far as I know its part of Europe...among as other countries of course. Not cool!!

dumassed2k
dumassed2k

BC20FLY is completly right. I mean i use both analoge sticks and the D-pad. When i played SFIV on Xbox it just was not worth it. Plus don't people realise everybody who will enter the tournament will have a special Madcatz controller undoublty.

nietsloffe
nietsloffe

european champion???!! WTF!!!! it only for the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain

Blaze_Hrimfaxi
Blaze_Hrimfaxi

As long as PS3 gets the Chap DLC too, im cool with no tourney.

Catpee
Catpee

As soon as it was not a live tournament but rather an online "Live" tournament, the whole thing became meaningless. Stuff that works because of input lag online would never fly offline. And for a grand prize of a scooter? Sounds like this tournament was thrown together on a moment's notice with little understanding of the dynamics of the game, nor a decent budget to properly host the gamers or pay off the winners. I would demand a redo if I were Europe. Do it proper or don't do it at all.

EtherealFire
EtherealFire

Unless of course you're Italian, I think the scooters are sort of "hip" there. Don't hate on me for saying that though, it's just my personal opinion.

EtherealFire
EtherealFire

Yikes xbox360 only. I feel bad for the ps3 users but I do think that's a Sony decision not Capcom. And as far as the d-pad issue is concerned, Microsoft can go fist themselves for making the worst ever d-pad in the history of d-pads. Haven't tried the ps3 one but it would take something really special to outdo the incompetence of the MS d-pad. One thing that puzzles me though is the relatively small prize money for pro gamers. Why can't they afford to at least offer a decent payout to the top 10 or so finalists in all of Europe? I'm sure there's plenty of money in it for them to be able to. I think it would also make for a more exciting tournament. I think a lot of good sf4 players will just say f that I don't want to look like a huge wiener riding around on one of those scooters. Mind blasting.

BC20FLY
BC20FLY

@ jtthegame316: LMAO AHAHAHA!!!! Was that a serious statement!!!? you were joking right? Please say you were joking for your own sake so that you don't look like a tard with downsyndrome? 360, better pad than PS3? Take off the fanboy goggles son because everyone knows the 360 has the $hitiest dpad of all consoles. Press right, you jump instead, try doing a haduken, you get a fist full of air. Please you dont know what your talking about.

dumassed2k
dumassed2k

Wow more Sagats and Kens then you could shake a stick at!

Prototype-Jack
Prototype-Jack

xbox only!?!? feel the ps3 community hate capcom....

ShimmerMan
ShimmerMan

All that for a friggin scooter. Forget it.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to see that its going places

gurpus
gurpus

capcom you mxtherfxxxxrs. how the hell are u guys ever going to find out who's the best now? whats happening with ps3? capcom lost the plot!

johnny
johnny

europe only? i live in canada, so i missed out on both, im godly online, I could make it in this no sweat

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

how did i know that would get the ps 3 fanboys to start. you get what you pay for and psn is not likely to have events like this when it is free where as microsoft are gonna continue to deliver. i will be getting bionic command capcom no matter how much playstation fanboys want to boycotte your games. as for that stupid remark that the best players are on ps 3 i would say that is not likely. The xbox is a better pad for streetfighter anyway. the ps 3 pad is fine for any kind of game except fighting games for fighting games it sucks.

Calverz
Calverz

@KieranCottrell Yea xbox live fees is crap. But remember, that some of that money is used to extend there marketing, used to host events and also to secure exclusive content, whether it be games or DLC. If live was free, Lost and Damned would be multiplatform. This Im sure. Hosting or sponsoring events is the thing here that has happened.

ahpuck
ahpuck

"PS3 users will be unable to compete, because Capcom will be tracking gamertags only on Live" awesome call capcom, awesome call. . when it's bionic commando coming out? so i can buy something else. capcom will not see another penny from me.

BC20FLY
BC20FLY

Doesnt Capcom know that overall the superior Street Fighter IV players play on the PS3? Guess we wont see who the true best is

coruscant
coruscant

What with the PS3 hate, Capcom?

majere613
majere613

Not working out a way to allow PS3 owners to compete in this is not a smart move on Capcom's part. They're already on thin ice over the DLC with a lot of players, now finding out you're not allowed to compete in something like this because you bought the 'wrong' version isn't going to make them any new friends. It's a doubly daft decision when you consider that SFIV has probably the most balanced split of 360 and PS3 versions sold. It seems once again, the short-term bottom line is being favoured over fairness to all customers.

Yo-gan
Yo-gan

Damm! I have both PS3 and 360 but i got Street Fighter IV on the PS3 because the 360's dpad is awful! No tournamnet for me then :(

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

sony invests money in first party games which in a long run is a smarter idea

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

xbox superior control pads? you are joking right

slipknot61174
slipknot61174

Dear Capcom... Why do you hate PS3 users so much? Don't we shell out cash just like the 360 users for your titles? If you devs keep neglecting the OTHER demographic that supports your products, eventually we're going to start neglecting you and the rest of your brethren. (I'm eyeballing you, Bethesda...) See what kind of numbers you get then.

almightybob14
almightybob14

I think the reason why PS3 users won't be able to compete is because they're afraid of our superior control pads...

wonzan
wonzan

"PS3 users will be unable to compete as Capcom will only be tracking gamertags on Live." Thats blatant consolism.

Bytor60150
Bytor60150

You're correct KieranCottrell. We do pay for Live and these are the types of events that are held when you pay for a premium service. Cohenat: Before calling someone 'stupid' I suggest you learn how to form a proper sentence.

KieranCottrell
KieranCottrell

@Calverz: Apart from the warranty, what do Microsoft fork out money for? As far as I'm aware, we're the ones paying for xbox live; not microsoft.

Calverz
Calverz

Btw the lack of PS3 in this whole thing is not Capcom's fault. It is Sony. Sony have no interest in forking out money for their customers whereas M$ are. If you cant deal with that, then your deluded.

Cohenat
Cohenat

Bytor60150: there is no answer that dont have a nasty words in it, for your stupidity.

enraged_caveman
enraged_caveman

on a completely unrelated topic. It's strangely arousing whenever Sakura does that kick......anyone?

Bytor60150
Bytor60150

How do Europeans compete? Buy a 360 and sign up for Live. Sounds simple to me. Can't afford it? Too bad, should of bought the XBox.

akobi
akobi

Well this is just plain stupid. For one there are more ps3s in Europe, if it were a US competition I would understand. I really think Microsoft's use of money to leverage these decisions hurt gaming on the whole. No one can tell me they made this decision on their own.

lovea218
lovea218

The only reason they need PSN accounts is because the PS3 has a better controller for street fighter. Everyone knows that. It is just because of the money MS dumps into xbox live. PS3 users have no reason to be left out. lame! Especially if this is european where the PS3 is so high

mostafa94
mostafa94

why why whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

lusitanogamer
lusitanogamer

WTF? Only Xbox Live users will be able to compete? Why can't PSN users have their own tournament too. This is BS. A true European champion will never be determined this way because the best may very well be playing SFIV on PS3. Nice work Capcom. One more bad move to add up to the pile.

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

This is not an open tournament. Once again, europe gets a bad deal.

balloory
balloory

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? i am a ps3 user and i want to compete , but how? damn you capcom!

MightyMuna
MightyMuna

This European competition should be on both consoles. not fair, why only Xbox LIVE, when in fact PS3 is the OFFICIAL console at the EVO Tournaments taking place in July at Las Vegas. SFIV, SFIIHDR and Soul Calibur IV will all be played on PS3 at EVO. [url]http://evo2k.com/?p=18[/url] anyway, good luck to any player that competes.

markypants
markypants moderator

With the upcoming release of the free Street Fighter IV Championship Mode update on April 24, players will be able to grab their arcade sticks and Hadouken their way through fighters online, competing for the online equivalent of prize money, "grade points," and, of course, to be "the best. "

Now those very same gamers will be able to put their honed fighting skills to the test in the official European tournament, which is set to run until May 17 and should hopefully see fighting of epic proportions.

Unlike the US Tournament, the European one will not initially take place face-to-face between competitors, but rather players will face off online via Xbox Live. Capcom will track the gamertag of any registered competitors playing on Live as they compete for grade points, and the top 30 grade-point-scoring players from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain will compete face-to-face in a national final.

Those lucky enough to bust their way to the top of the nationals will be flown all expenses paid to a secret location for the final in June, where the European Champion will be crowned and will ride away on a brand-new Yamaha Aerox R scooter. PS3 users will be unable to compete, because Capcom will be tracking gamertags only on Live.

Interested parties can sign up for the tournament on the Capcom Web site now.