Capcom Cup IX: Details, Schedule & Prize Pool
Street Fighter V is alive and kicking once again in Capcom Cup IX, one of Esports’ most prestigious tournaments in the world. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
What Is Capcom Cup IX?
Capcom Cup IX is an annual tournament based around Street Fighter V, an arcade brawler in which players battle it out over a series of 1v1 bouts. Spread over five days, 47 combatants thrash it out for a place in the highest bracket and, in turn, the Top 16, which culminates in a final showdown after the remaining players have been eliminated.
- All 47 qualifying players are divided into 8 groups.
- Each player plays a three-round match in a single round-robin format.
- Once the top two players in each group win their matches, all remaining players are eliminated.
- During the final bracket, players compete in five-round sessions — double-elimination rules apply.
Between February 14th and 19th, Capcom Cup IX will host a total of six day-long sessions: three Group Stage Eliminations, two Championships, and a final Top 16. Here’s what you can expect to see over the six days:
|CAPCOM CUP IX Group Stage Elimination||February 14 2023|
|CAPCOM CUP IX Group Stage Elimination||February 15 2023|
|CAPCOM CUP IX Group Stage Elimination||February 16 2023|
|SFL World Championship Day 1||February 17 2023|
|SFL World Championship Day 2||February 18 2023|
|CAPCOM CUP IX Top 16||February 19 2023|
The prize pool this year is set at $300,000. This figure is divided between all competing players, with the overall winner walking away with a grand total of $120,000, and the remaining players taking a smaller share (the minimum payout being $1,500). The exact payouts for the top players are as follows:
Where to Watch Capcom Cup IX
You can stream all the fights over on Twitch or YouTube. Alternatively, you can attend the Championships and Top 16 final at AVALON Hollywood, 1735 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90028 on February 19th by purchasing tickets here.
If, by chance, you’re seeking more information on all things Capcom Cup IX, then be sure to check in with the official social feed here.
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