On December 6th, 2015, 32 of the world’s best Ultra Street Fighter IV players came to Capcom Cup at the Playstation Experience in San Francisco. The field doubled from the previous year while the venue moved from The Warfield to The Moscone Center. The prize pool also jumped to $500,000 spread across many venues for the Capcom Pro Tour. This year, Sony helped promote the event. This also marked the final major Ultra Street Fighter IV event with everyone anticipating the release of Street Fighter V.
What made the event awesome from the year before was the deep field of talent ranging from favorites like MCZ Daigo to underdogs like Keoma. A lot of people had a chance to win and a lot of brackets were busted. Underdogs emerged and character variety was at its all time best. The talent pool came from all over the world like the United States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, United Kingdom, France, and even Brazil. It really did have the feeling of a Street Fighter Olympics.
With Sony as partners for this event, the prize pool expanded with people more motivated than ever. It showed that there’s a chance one may make a living playing a game they love. It also made the stage presentation very beautiful.
With Kazunoko being the eventual winner of the $125,000 grand prize for this invitational tournament, it closed the chapter of the Street Fighter IV series and helped transition to Street Fighter V.
It was an awesome experience as many pro players that did qualify and many that didn’t sat with the spectators all over the venue to see the excitement that is Street Fighter.
Written by: Timtastic