When the Capcom Pro Tour was first announced, all of the ranking events but SoCal Regionals 2014 happened to be major gaming conventions. While PAX East 2014 back in April still featured a traditional tournament, Capcom has decided to shift their plans for this year’s E3.
Instead of an open bracket, E3 2014 will instead host an extravagant Ultra Street Fighter IV invitational, supported by exhibitions for the upcoming title’s new characters and Edition Select mode.
Evil Geniuses’ Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, Eduardo “PR Balrog” Perez, and Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley will fill up half of the bracket, with Alex Valle of Level|Up Series and YUBIKEN’s Jason “Jayce the Ace” Nghe taking two spots for Southern California. Much like they did for SoCal Regionals, Twitch will be flying in two as-of-yet unnamed Japanese players to shake things up, so stay tuned for more details.
These eight players will be competing for a $3000 prize pool provided by Capcom on a “special custom-made eSports stage” built just for E3.
E3 2014 is scheduled for June 10-12 in Los Angeles, California. If you aren’t able to attend in person, all of these festivities will be broadcast on Capcom Fighters.