On November 16th-17th, 2019, the last stop on the Capcom Pro Tour 2019 season for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition before Capcom Cup was at the E-Sports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a Super Premier event which meant people from all over the world would be competing from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Japan, Europe, and the various nations of Asia. It would award the same amount of points as EVO which made it a highly contested event.
Not only were people playing for massive amounts of points, they were jockeying for position to get favorable matchups for Capcom Cup. Most importantly, they were playing for a piece of the $50,000 prize pool, so this competition was very important especially since Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition was the lone game at this event.
Although it awarded the same amount of points as EVO, there weren’t as many competitors. Instead of having numerous amounts of people, it was compensated with quality of competitors. Every pool had multiple killers of top international players which meant if one were to make it out of pools, they certainly deserve to be among the best of the best.
Not only was there the Super Premier tournament, but there was also the regional finals for North America. The top 8 players from this particular region would duke it out to see who gets to go to Capcom Cup. Those that already qualified but were still in this tournament would be gatekeepers and some players’ fates, especially those that had not qualified yet rested in their hands.
I won’t go too much into details about who won and what placings everyone got. It was a decent experience because after getting eliminated, people could still go out to experience the rest of what Las Vegas has to offer.
Since this wasn’t EVO, there wasn’t much left of this event except the actual competition. There weren’t any games you could test out, panels, cosplays, or whatever else you experience at the other super major that occurs in Las Vegas.
Written by: Timtastic
Photos of the Capcom Pro Tour 2019 North American Regional Finals