The Capcom Cup 2016 online stream for Day 2 will arrive on Saturday, December 3, as eight finalists will compete in the tournament’s finals. The winner of the big event will be named the Street Fighter V champion while also receiving a grand prize of $120,000. There will also be a Capcom Cup closing ceremony to finish out the video game tournament. Gaming fans will be able to witness it all as it goes down from Anaheim, California, live via an online streaming feed.
So who will be battling it out in tonight’s Cup finals? As ESPN reported earlier on Saturday, a total field of 32 has been whittled down to just eight finalists after Day 1 at Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California. The surviving players are Joe “MOV” Egami, Team Liquid’s Du “NuckleDu” Dang, Evil Geniuses’ Ricki Ortiz, YOUDEAL’s Tatsuya “MJS|Haitani” Haitani and Fujimura “Yukon” Atsushi, Team Razer’s Keita “Fuudo” Ai, Hail Mary’s Goichi “Go1” Kishida, and GGP’s Ryota “Kzunoko” Inoue. Just try to say any of those name combinations five times fast!
As mentioned, the players are battling for a $120,000 grand prize in the pool. The tournament revolves around the Street Fighter V game released just before the start of the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour. The 32 players were originally selected from the Capcom Pro Tour Global Leaderboard and then competed in a double elimination bracket with best-of-five matches.
In a previous installment of the tournament, Ultra Street Fighter IV was the game of choice that players competed on using the Sony PlayStation 4. According to The USB Port, the tournament in California is part of the ongoing PlayStation Experience at Anaheim Convention Center.
While the main champion gets the most prize money, a few runner-up players in the tournament will also take home some cash. The second place player gets a decent $60,000, while the third-place competitor takes home a cool $25,000 for their finish.
During Friday’s first day of the Capcom Cup, several upsets happened which shocked those in attendance or who were viewing the proceedings. One of the best performers of the season, Infiltration, took 25th place overall, while another top competitor, Tokido, also was 25th. On Saturday evening, one of the eight finalists will get the right to call themselves the latest champion of this eSports tournament.
The Capcom tournament is the latest competition from the emerging eSports industry, where video game competitors from all over the world show their skills and take home large checks. Primarily, the biggest eSports tournaments tend to involve teams in multiplayer game environments. Tonight’s will involve individual competitors battling in an arcade fighting game. Other popular competitions include The International, the League of Legends World Championship, and the Evolution Championship Series.
Heading into tonight’s finals will be the 2015 Capcom Cup winner Ryan “Kazunoko” Inoue. He defeated gamer Daigo in last year’s finals and will look to continue his reign as the champion with another victory tonight, but he’ll be up against seven other worthy contenders. Among them will be North American champion NuckleDu who may have the best shot for a North American to win the tournament in Anaheim Saturday night.
Tonight’s Capcom Cup 2016 Day 2 finale is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Pacific Time or 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The closing ceremony is slated for 10 p.m. Pacific Time or 12 a.m. Eastern Time. To watch the event’s finale including winner results and the closing ceremony, viewers can watch it all happen on a live stream online feed via the Capcom Fighters Twitch page.
Update: A tournament winner has been crowned for the CapCom Cup 2016.
The ESPN2 channel will televise a replay of the Capcom Cup 2016 finals on Sunday starting at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, with viewers able to watch online via WatchESPN feed or through the compatible SlingTV service.
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