Capcom Sets Up Trio of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Tournaments

Before 'esports' was even a thing, there were still Street Fighter tournaments on some of the most classic games in the franchise. With the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Capcom would like to celebrate by bringing some of them back.

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Ever pine for the old days when fighting game tournaments would be conducted on old-school arcade machines and on classic fighting game titles? Capcom may not be able to help with the old arcade cabinet hardware, but it certainly has the old-school games ready to go. With the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection set to release later this month, all of the classic Street Fighter games are about to be within arm's reach. And to celebrate this fact, Capcom is putting together a handful of competitive tournaments for some of these games.

The first of these tournaments will be held at CEO 2018 in Daytona Beach, FL. The weekend of June 29-July 1 will host the Super Street Fighter II Turbo Grand Master Challenge. The next will come on the weekend of September 14-16 when the 2018 SoCal Regionals hosts the Street Fighter Alpha 3 Dramatic Battle. Lastly, Canada Cup will take place from October 26-28 and host the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Fight for the Future.

All of these tournaments will feature individual $7,000 prize pools for the players. Meanwhile, the spectators will have the pleasure of seeing a lot of old faces come out of the woodwork for another crack at glory. Expect to see faces like Alex Valle, Justin Wong, and Daigo Umehara take a side step from their Street Fighter V training and return to the games that helped put them on the map.

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is set to arrive on May 29 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

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