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Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Schedule for Street Fighter 5 Detailed

Several esports seasons have gotten underway over the first few months of 2018. Over the next couple of weeks, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will join them. On Monday, Capcom revealed the full 2018 schedule for the Capcom Pro Tour, while also announcing a few tweaks to the tour's qualificiation rules.

There's already one entrant to this year's Capcom Cup and that's defending champion MenaRD (Saul Leonardo Mena Segundo). He will be competing in tournaments throughout the year for his seeding placement, but his ticket to the big dance is already punched. Other ways to qualify for the 2018 Capcom Cup involve qualifying through the Capcom Pro Tour Global Leaderboard. This is where things are going to be a little bit different:

"As far as the points system, we've adjusted the CPT point values this year to better streamline and balance the point distribution after evaluating last year's results," reads the Capcom Pro Tour website. "Similar to last year, the overall goal is to have more logical weighting around events, the amount of points rewarded, and the number of players that receive points. As such, for 2018, more significance will be placed on winning Global Premier Events. We've also reduced the amount of players who are eligible for Capcom Pro Tour points."

The majority of tour points will be awarded at Evo 2018, 14 Premier Events, and four Regional Finals.

Those who are on the outside looking in by the time the Capcom Cup rolls around still have one last chance to get in. That's through the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier, which will make its return from last year. The most recent LCQ winner was Naoki "Nemo" Nemoto, who went on to make a lot of noise in the tournament itself, ultimately finishihng in third place.

Evo 2018 is set to take place from August 3-5 and, as has been tradition with the CPT, will award the most points. (First place will earn 1750 points, as opposed to a Premier's 700 points.) As for the rest of the Capcom Pro Tour schedule, it looks like this:

Global Premier Events

  • Final Round 2018: Atlanta, GA, March 16-18
  • NorCal Regionals 2018: Sacramento, CA, March 30 - April 1
  • Stunfest 2018: Rennes, France, May 18-20
  • Combo Breaker 2018: Chicago, IL, May 25-27
  • TW Figher Major: Taipei, Taiwan, June 16-17
  • Community Effort Orlando (CEO) 2018: Daytona Beach, FL, June 29 - July 1
  • VSFighting 2018: Birmingham, UK, July 20-22
  • Esports Festival Hong Kong: Hong Kong, August 25-26
  • China Premier Event: China, September 1-2
  • Dreamhack Montreal: Montreal, Canada, September 7-9
  • SoCal Regionals: Los Angeles, CA, September TBD
  • Japan Premier at Tokyo Game Show: Tokyo, Japan, September TBD
  • EGX (EU Regional Final): Birmingham, UK, September 20-23
  • SEAM 2018 (Asia Regional Final): Singapore, October 13-14
  • Canada Cup 2018: Toronto, Canada, October 26-28
  • Red Bull Battlegrounds (NA Regional Final): November TBD
  • Latin America Regional Final: Brazil, November 2-4
  • Capcom Cup 2018: TBD

NA Ranking Events

  • Texas Showdown: Houston, TX, May 4-6
  • Toryuken: Toronto, Canada, May 19-20
  • Dreamhack Austin: Austin, TX, June 1-3
  • North West Majors: Des Moines, WA, June 22-24
  • Defend the North: White Plains, NY, July 20-22
  • Summer Jam: Philadelphia, PA, August 31 - September 2
  • East Coast Throwdown: New Jersey, October 20-21

Asia Ranking Events

  • Thaiger Uppercut: Bangkok, Thailand, March 24-25
  • Fighter's Spirit: Seoul, Korea, April 14-15
  • Saigon Cup: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, April 21-22
  • Battle Arena Melbourne: Melbourne, Australia, May 16-18
  • Abuget Cup: Jakarta, Indonesia, July 7-8
  • FV Cup 2018: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 14-15

EU Ranking Events

  • Brussels Challenge: Brussels, Belgium, April 7-8
  • Sonic Boom: Madrid, Spain, July 7-8
  • Headstomper: Denmark, July 28-29
  • Fight Club NRW: Cologne, Germany, August 11-12
  • Celtic Throwdown: Dublin, Ireland, August 25-26
  • Ultimate Fighting Arena: Lyon, France, August 31 - September 2
  • Street Grand Battle: France, September 7-9

Latin America Ranking Events

  • Game Over: Dominican Republic, April 28-29
  • The Fight: Columbia, June 8-10
  • Fight in Rio: Rio, Brazil, July 21-22
  • Furia Tica: Costa Rica, August 11
  • Lima Salty: Peru, August 26-27
  • First Attack: Puerto Rico, September 1-2
  • Treta: Curitiba, Brazil, September TBD
  • Never Give Up: Chile, September 22-23
  • Fighting Fest: Dominican Republic, September 29-30
  • Thunderstruck: Mexico, October 6-7
  • Buenos Aires True Salt: Argentina, October 13-14
  • Jam Festival: Brazil, October 19-21

The Street Fighter V season begins with Final Round 20 on March 16 and there will be a lot of new blood and new characters to watch out for.

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