The Capcom Cup, the final competition in this years Capcom Pro Tour 2015, will be taking place at PlayStation Experience (PSX) on December 6th in San Fransisco. The event will offer a $250,000 prize pool with the winner being rewarded $120,000.
The Capcom Pro Tour is a tournament circuit in which the best Street Fighter players from around the world battle to qualify for the Capcom Cup. The players have been taking part in a year long tournament circuit in hopes to gain enough points on the pro tour leaderboards to be one of the 32 qualifiers that will take part in the Capcom Cup event. The total prize pool for the Pro Tour is set at $500,000, the largest in the history of Street Fighter.
The Qualifying events for the tournament are taking place now, with upcoming events including CPT Asia finals, The Canada Cup and the SoCal Regionals. The results from the qualifiers we've seen so far are not unexpected.
Taking first place in the current standings is EG|Momochi, the winner of the USFIV main stage tournament at EVO 2015 with 1300 points. Momochi is flanked by Infiltration in 2nd place with 756 points and AVM|GamerBee in 3rd with 692 points. The top 10 standings also include MCZ|Daigo Umehara with 546 points and winner of EVO 2014 MD|Luffy with 452 points.
[caption id="attachment_51890" align="alignnone" width="1923"] Screenshot from the CPTA Shanghai qualifier finals. Credit: GameStart Asia.[/caption]
The Capcom Pro Tour will conclude with the CPT Asia finals which will take place on 11/13/2015 in Singapore. For more information on upcoming events check out the CPT schedule.
With The Capcom Cup taking place only a few months before the release of Street Fighter 5, it is likely that this will be the last major competition with USFIV as the main event.