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Capcom Announce Team Tournament Featuring Pro Players and Streamers

Femi Famutimi
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Capcom Announce Challengers Cup
The team battle tournament will attempt to replicate the boom in Japan

The early months of Street Fighter 6 saw some insane numbers for the game on Twitch as fans poured in to watch matches and tournaments. This was in large part due to some events taking place in Japan. One of these was the Crazy Raccoon Cup which pitted teams of streamers from other games coached by fighting game professionals against one another. 

This included V-tubers, adventure game fans and so on. The venture was a great success as viewers across all the different communities gathered to watch their favourite streamers try to learn fighting games. The tactic was so successful that holding other tournaments became a problem because the Japanese streamers who were initially amateurs had all become Master rank players who could not be defined as learners anymore. 

Now Capcom is looking to replicate the formula in the West with the announcement of the New Challengers Tournament. The tournament for which they had an announcement stream, will feature three teams each headed by a fighting game pro coach and various streamers from Capcom titles. 

The format will see three teams face one another with each match consisting of 10 points. Unlike tournaments like Street Fighter League and the likes, there is no counter picking as player A from team one is obligated to face player A from team two and so on. The captains will only face each other to ensure a level playing field.

Team Breakdowns

Team Resident Evil

Champion Channel Links
LI Joe (Captain) https://www.twitch.tv/thisislijoe
Katlink https://www.twitch.tv/katlink
Deere https://www.twitch.tv/deere
Burkeblack https://www.twitch.tv/burkeblack

Team Monster Hunter

Champion  Channel Links
Justin Wong (Captain) https://www.twitch.tv/jwonggg
Bawkbasoup https://www.twitch.tv/bawkbasoup
SDShephard https://www.twitch.tv/sdshepard
TheAsianAvenger https://www.twitch.tv/theasianavenger

Team V-Tuber

Champion Channel Links
Kizziekay (Captain) https://www.twitch.tv/kizziekay310
Kettletoro https://www.twitch.tv/kettletoro
Huntress https://www.twitch.tv/huntress
Fleshy https://www.twitch.tv/fleshy

The training sessions and games will take place between the week of the 6th and 13th of November before the main tournament on the 18th of November 2023. There is a $15,000 on the line for the tournament. 

Both the training and matches will be streamed on the individual streamer's channel and the main tournament will be streamed by Capcom and the streamers.

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