This Saturday at Super Arcade in Walnut, California, SEGA and Level|Up will be presenting the SEGA Cup, a Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown tournament. With over $16,000 dollars in cash and prizes, this is set to be one of the biggest prize pots for a Virtua Fighter tournament ever.
SEGA Cup is bringing together players from across the nation, including Shidosha, CIDKID, VxG.EMP|Denkai and VxG.EMP|Rodnutz from the East Coast and LA Akira, DRE Fei, Renzo and Rip from the West Coast. Evil Geniuses’ Justin Wong, who was challenged directly by SEGA to compete at SEGA Cup, will also be attending, having trained specifically for the event. Joining these players are three veterans from Japan, well-known in the Virtua Fighter world: Tougeki champions Fuudo and Itabashi Zangief of Razer, and Choufu K・K Sarah.
Pools for SEGA Cup can be viewed on Challonge.
Pool 1 – RZR|Fuudo, Shidosha, hseiken
Pool 2 – CIDKID, Dennis0201, Sorias, Rip, LA Akira
Pool 3 – Plague, AyuFanb0y
Pool 4 – EG|fLoE, VxG.EMP|Denkai, rickstah
Pool 5 – Renzo, Brisal73, Tricky, soakrates
Pool 6 – Choufu K・K Sarah, EG|Justin Wong
Pool 7 – BL, R_Panda, MotorCityJacky
Pool 8 – DRE Fei, Airegin, RZR|Itazan, VxG.EMP|Rodnutz
SEGA Cup offers cash prizes for the top 16 finalists, with the following breakdown.
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,600
4th – $1,400
5th-6th – $1,100
7th-8th – $900
9th-12th – $600
SEGA Cup will be streamed by Level|Up on their Twitch channel.