ELEAGUE’s first Street Fighter V champion has been decided!
— ELEAGUE (@EL) May 27, 2017
The top eight have clashed, and Panda Global’s Punk ultimately came out on top after defeating BX3|Phenom in the Grand Finals.
This particular Grand Finals format–a single first-to-seven set with the Winners bracket carrying in an extra point, as imported from FPS-based esports events–seems to be controversial within the FGC, as under a typical double-elimination system, a bracket reset would have been involved tonight. Regardless of this format’s popularity (or lack thereof), Punk is now the first ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational champion! More detailed match results can be viewed on ELEAGUE’s official website.
Tonight, the survivors of Groups A-D will battle in the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational playoffs, bringing this event to its conclusion! The following fighters are set to compete in tonight’s top 8 at G FUEL ELEAGUE ARENA in Atlanta, Georgia:
- CYG BST|PR Balrog
- Echo Fox|Momochi
- Twitch.Hx.CYG BST|Daigo Umehara
- Qanba.Douyu|Xiao Hai
The event begins at 5:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT, and can be viewed on ELEAGUE’s Twitch channel:
You can also watch on ELEAGUE’s YouTube channel; logging in to watch on live.eleague.com can get you some Fight Money for your own SFV game. Keep an eye on ELEAGUE’s official site for additional information.
Here’s how the starting bracket looks for tonight’s event: