Game developer Capcom has shared details about the upcoming edition of the Street Fighter League Pro Europe, the first European championship for fighting game Street Fighter V.
The tournament will host 24 players from Europe (six teams of four players) and will take place across 17 weeks starting from October 10th, Capcom announced. The winning team will secure a place at the Street Fighter World Championship 2022. Moreover, the best teams will share a prize pool of $75,000 (~£69,000).
Webedia, a media company that produces the French national League of Legends competition LFL, will work with Capcom to produce the event.
Street Fighter V is one of the most popular fighting games in the world, with the Street Fighter World Championship attracting large numbers of viewers every year. The game is historically very popular in Asia and the United States, but has recently started gaining more competitive momentum in Europe.
The Street Fighter League Pro Europe 2022 is the first time Capcom is organising an official team league in Europe, giving European teams a chance to qualify for the World Championship. According to Capcom, well-known players such as Problem X, MQS, Luffy, Mister Crimson, Phenom and Vegapatch will be captaining the teams.
Mouz, Reason Gaming, GO, BMS, Wild Blast and 00nation are the six teams that will partake in the championship during the inaugural season.
Stuart Turner, COO of Capcom Europe, commented, “We are proud to inaugurate this year’s Street Fighter Pro League in Europe. This is a huge leap forward for European esports, and a great place to start watching for anyone wanting to get into the sport.
The tournament will be played on Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and matches will be hosted every Monday on the CapcomFighters Twitch channel and the Capcom Europe YouTube channel.