22 out of 24 participants have been revealed.
As we draw closer to the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational tournament — featuring 24 of the game’s top competitors divided into four Groups, fighting for $250,000 — we’re getting closer to seeing the full fight card. In addition to the 20 players we already knew, we’ve since seen tweets from PG|Infiltration and RISE|Smug announcing their impending participation in the event. The list of competitors so far:
- 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
You can see their announcement tweets below:
Ladies & Gentlen, I Just want to say I'm back on @ELEAGUETV Invitational THIS YEAR! It's a true blessing! Words can't describe it! But stay tuned to watch me take people to #duffcity WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE! pic.twitter.com/HcM9I3KSyY
— SMUG (@SmugDaBeast) April 17, 2018
작년에 이어 다시 한번 E리그에 초청받게 되었습니다!
언제나 응원해주시는 여러분들을 위해서라도 멋진 모습 보이도록 열심히
노력하겠습니다 🙂 pic.twitter.com/WGb8VpvrBf
— PG | INFILTRATION (@INFILTRATION85) April 19, 2018
That puts us at 22 out of 24 competitors for the event at the time of this writing; we need two more yet, and since a spot is reserved for the winner of ELEAGUE’s SFV reality show project ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter V, we can expect one other will surface soon aside from that. Two players have already been eliminated from the chance at a spot at the Invitational in the first two episodes of ELEAGUE The Challenger: Street Fighter V — LowTierGod and Sherry Jenix.
The ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational will be broadcast on both Twitch and TBS beginning on Friday, June 1, starting with Group A at 3:00 PM ET (Noon PT), at twitch.tv/ELEAGUETV, before the TBS broadcast at 11:00 PM ET (8:00 PM PT.)