The Fight Card has begun to fill in with 19 of the 24 World Warriors!
Last month, it was announced that ELEAGUE would be holding a second Street Fighter V Invitational tournament — this time with Arcade Edition under Season 3.5. The event will feature 24 of the game’s top competitors from all across the globe, fighting for $250,000 across four Groups, to be broadcast on both Twitch and TBS beginning on Friday, June 1st. The action kicks off with Group A at 3:00 PM ET (Noon PT), at twitch.tv/ELEAGUETV, before moving over to a live TBS broadcast at 11:00 PM ET (8:00 PM PT.)
Additionally, the winner of the upcoming reality show ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter V (featuring LowTierGod, GRAPHT|gllty, Commander Jesse, Sherry Jenix, HZRDS|RobTV, SB|JB and BigBossDayasha) will earn one of the 24 coveted spots in the Invitational. Recently, many of the competitors have been revealing their invitations to the event on Twitter. The 19 [UPDATE: now 20 – Editor] currently-known players (at time of writing) include:
- Echo Fox|Justin Wong
- Echo Fox|Punk [2017 ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Champion]
- Mouz|Problem X
- Twitch.Hx.CYG BST|Daigo Umehara
- 801 Strider
- Echo Fox|Momochi
- Echo Fox|Tokido
- CYG BST|PR Balrog
- Fudoh|Fujimura (formerly Yukadon)
- Filipino Champ
- CYG BST|Fuudo
- RB|Snake Eyez
- UPDATED: NuckleDu
You can see the full series of announcement tweets below. Keep your browser locked to Shoryuken, as we’ll continue to update this story as more names are revealed.
— Echo Fox Justin Wong (@JWonggg) April 12, 2018
— Punk (@PunkDaGod) April 12, 2018
I'm excited to announce that I have been invited to @ELEAGUETV Street Fighter V invitational for the second time. Hopefully this year I won't drop a 110k$ combo again 🙃. #ELEAGUESFV pic.twitter.com/TW3n4lPwwp
— Arman Hanjani (@NVD_Phenom) April 12, 2018
— Benjamin (@MrProblemX) April 12, 2018
— Daigo Umehara (@daigothebeast) April 12, 2018
I’m happy to announce that I will be participating in the #ELEAGUESFV invitational! Thank you so much for the opportunity @ELEAGUETV , we will finally be able to spread the gospel of #Foosies on national TV 🙂 pic.twitter.com/JKHns6dlIT
— Gustavo Romero (@801_Gustavo) April 12, 2018
— Echo Fox |ももち (@momochi212) April 12, 2018
— RISE | MenaRD 🇩🇴 (@_MenaRD__) April 12, 2018
— ときど (@tokidoki77) April 12, 2018
I've been invited to participate on @ELEAGUETV Street Fighter invitational to play along some of the best players in the world! #ELEAGUESFV
Wishing good luck to everyone that's participating.
LET'S WIN THIS TIME!!! pic.twitter.com/HLaJ4xo2cq
— Eduardo Perez (@PRBalrog) April 12, 2018
— Fudoh|Haitani (@hai090) April 13, 2018
— iDom_Ny (@iDomNYC) April 12, 2018
I’m happy that I can announce this. I will participate in @ELEAGUETV . I got this!!
— Fudoh|藤村(Fujimura) (@fujimura333) April 13, 2018
— FChamp Ryan Ramirez (@fchampryan) April 13, 2018
We are proud to announce that Dogura @maneater_dgr has been invited to compete in the @ELEAGUETV ELEAGUE STREET FIGHTER V INVITATIONAL! Thank you for the invitation! #ELEAGUESFV #CYCLOPS pic.twitter.com/Nsa7yFAIjo
— CYCLOPS_ENG (@CYCLOPS_ENG) April 13, 2018
— CYCLOPS|Dogura(どぐら) (@maneater_dgr) April 13, 2018
Got selected for ELEAGUE SFV ! I'm very happy 🙂
Let's go R.Mika !! And my best friend Nadeshiko as well 😍 pic.twitter.com/w1BowCvj66
— Luffy (@Louffy086) April 13, 2018
— ふ～ど (@TheFuudo) April 13, 2018
UPDATE: NuckleDu also confirmed.
— Du Dang (@NuckleDuDang) April 17, 2018
What do you think of this current lineup, and who would you like to see fill the remaining slots? Give us your picks and predictions in the comments below.
Sources: JWonggg (Twitter); PunkDaGod (Twitter); NVD_Phenom (Twitter); MrProblemX (Twitter); daigothebeast (Twitter); 801_Gustavo (Twitter); momochi212 (Twitter); _MenaRD_ (Twitter); tokidoki77 (Twitter); F3.brolynho (Facebook); PR_Balrog (Twitter); hai090 (Twitter); iDomNYC (Twitter); fujimura333 (Twitter); CYCLOPS_ENG (Twitter); maneater_dgr (Twitter); Louffy886 (Twitter); TheFuudo (Twitter); Snake_Eyez_ (Twitter); NuckleDu (Twitter)