Capcom Pro Tour 2016 Announced

This afternoon Capcom announced the schedule for the upcoming Capcom Pro Tour, culminating in the Capcom Cup Finals in December.

With a successful season last year, Capcom’s Peter Rosas commented on how tough it was to bring changes, aside from the big shift away from Ultra Street Fighter 4, to the new Street Fighter V, set for release next week.

The Capcom Pro Tour is a series of events throughout the year that serves as qualifier events for the Capcom Cup Finals, a 32-man tournament with a prize pool of $500,000.

This year Capcom intends to introduce a two-tier ranking system, covering both regional and global competition. Top-ranking entrants from four regions, North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, will qualify for the Capcom Cup Finals, along with twelve Premier Event winners from prestigious FGC events around the world.

Capcom Pro Tour 2016 kicks off in March 18 with Final Round in Atlanta, USA. Australia will get its taste of the CPT action with two ranking events for the first time ever: Battle Arena Melbourne on May 13, ahead of the OzHadou Nationals in Sydney in late August. Both of these ranking events will send winners to the Capcom Pro Tour Asia finals, held later this year in South Korea, as well as dole out ranking points for placing competitors.

Hit the jump below for the full line-up of events.
Premier Events
Final Round – Atlanta – March 18-20
NorCal Regionals – Sacramento – March 25-27
Stunfest – France – May 20-22
Dreamhack Summer – Sweden – June 18-21
CEO – Orlando – June 24-26
G-League – China – July 9
Evo 2016 – Las Vegas – July 15-17
MadCatz TGS – Japan – September 15
EGX – England – September 22-25
South East Asia Major 2016 – Singapore – October 7-9
SoCal Regionals – Los Angeles – October 14-16
Canada Cup – Toronto – October 28-30

North American Ranking Events
West Coast Warzone – Los Angeles – April 15-17
Texas Showdown – Texas – April 22-24
Northwest Majors – Seattle – April 29-May 1
Dreamhack Austin – Austin – May 6-8
Toryuken – Toronto – May 21-22
Combo Breaker – Chicago – May 27-29
Defend the North – New York – July 29-31
Summer Jam – Philadelphia – August 19-21
Absolute Battle – Texas – August 26-28
East Coast Throwdown – New Jersey – September 3-4
First Attack – Puerto Rico – September 9-11
The Fall Classic – Charlotte – September

European Ranking Events
Cannes Winter Clash – France – February 26-28
Hypespotting V – Scotland – April 2-3
FrogByte – Italy – April 23-24
FFM Rumble #9 – Germany – May 27-29
Moscow Fighting Arena 2016 – Russia – June 11-13
Sonic Boom Summer Edition 2016 – Spain – July 2-3
VSFighting 2016 – England – August 6-7
Celtic Throwdown 2016 – Ireland – September 3-4
GAMES ’16 – United Arab Emirates – September 22-24
Fighting Games Challenge – Poland – October 1-2
TBD
TBD

Asian Ranking Events
Battle Arena Melbourne 8 – Australia – May 13-15
Ze Fighting Game – China – May 28-29
Yangcheng Cup – China – August 13-14
CGA – Hong Kong – August 20
OzHadou Nationals 14 – Australia – August 26-28
Manila Cup – Philippines – September 10-11
Abugetcup – Indonesia – October 1
Thaiger Uppercut @ Thailand Game Show – TBD
Japan Ranking 1 – Japan – TBD
Japan Ranking 2 – Japan – TBD
TBD Event in Thailand

Latin American Ranking Events
Fighting Fest – Dominican Republic – April 2-3
JAM Festival – Brazil – April 9-10
Lima Salty 3 – Peru – May 20-22
The Fight – Colombia – June 5
GRT – Brazil – June est.
SANA – Brazil – July 15-17
True Challengers – Costa Rica – August 13-14 or 20-21
Never Give Up – Chile – September 10
Thunderstruck – Mexico – September 10-11 or 17-18
GeekLounge – Argentina – TBD
TBD event in Brazil

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