The Tokyo Game Show Shoryuken Invitational at, well, Tokyo, is an 8-man tournament featuring the highest tier talents you could possibly bring to an event such as this. The winner receives 1 million yen, and with a single-elimination bracket, it is typically a short, but action-packed bout.
Streaming was done in English at Capcom Channel on Twitch. As usual, players will be listed in “[sponsor/team name] | [player name] [[characters used]]” format.
- 1. Alienware | Nemo [Urien]
- 2. Echo Fox | Tokido [Akuma]
- 3. Liquid | NuckleDu [Guile]
- 3. RB | Bonchan [Karin]
- 5. RZR | Xian [Ibuki]
- 5. CyG BST RB | Snake Eyez [Akuma]
- 5. Zowie | GamerBee [Necalli]
- 5. GRPT | Fuudo [R. Mika]
All in all, the event was an awe-striking display of skill, and worth watching if you have the time. Unfortunately, most people expected a new announcement during the tournament; either a reveal of the last character of the 2017 season, or perhaps the rumored Street Fighter V: Arcade Edtion. But alas, we received neither of those. Instead, we got twenty minutes of commentators hilariously joking around after the tournament due to being stuck in front of the camera thanks to no one giving them the signal to sign off.