Almost all of the participants have been revealed for the 2018 ELEAGUE Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Invitational [UPDATED]

By on April 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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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]
  • NVD|Phenom
  • Mouz|Problem X
  • Twitch.Hx.CYG BST|Daigo Umehara
  • 801 Strider
  • Echo Fox|Momochi
  • RISE|MenaRD
  • Echo Fox|Tokido
  • F3|Brolynho
  • CYG BST|PR Balrog
  • Fudoh|Haitani
  • iDom
  • Fudoh|Fujimura (formerly Yukadon)
  • Filipino Champ
  • CO|Dogura
  • ARES.RB|Luffy
  • 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.

UPDATE: NuckleDu also confirmed.

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)

Oklahoma-based freelance journalist who enjoys fighting games of all sorts. When he's not grinding out setups, he enjoys watching anime and wrestling.