It can be the year 2050 where denizens ride on hover-boards and plucky teenage heroes travel to the future with Christopher Lloyd as their guide– and people will still be playing ST. Why? Because it’s more than just a classic– it’s THE classic. There are names from the ST era that you utter on a whim and suddenly everybody sparks up to pay attention. And for good reason. Well guess what guys– Kuroppi will be playing to that strength come EVO time.
For the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter, Kuroppi will be hosting a 16 man “Tournament Of Legends” ST invitational at EVO 2K12. $3000 is on the line, and the invite-only tournament is set to attract the best of the best in the FGC. As well, Kuroppi will be hosting a series of 7 tournaments for those who wish to qualify for a spot.
The EVO bracket was stacked with big games this year to begin with. Now we have a crazy 16 man ST invitational. The question is now– why haven’t you booked your rooms yet?
Full Press Release:
TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS AT EVOLUTION 2012 ANNOUNCEMENT:
For the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter, the most legendary names in fighting games will compete for a projected $3000+ at EVO in the granddaddy of them all: Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The timeless storylines of East vs West, U.S. vs Japan and Old Guard vs New School will clash in the most ageless, accessible and eternally intense fighter ever.
And you can earn a spot in the championship 16-man Main Event! Win one of seven tournaments across the U.S. to see your name up in lights against true legends of the fighting-game community (see schedule below).
Log on to www.kuroppi.com/tournamentoflegends/fanvote between February 15th and February 27th to vote for your favorite competitor, earning them an invite in July’s championship. The winner will be announced on February 28th on the Box Arena stream. Keep checking for more details, including confirmed competitors, interviews and more. We will be announcing US and
Qualifier #1 – Super Arcade (SoCal) – March 31.
Source: Kuroppi, thanks to James Chen for the tip!
Super Turbo @ EVO 2012: The Tournament of Legends