SFIV Gamestop Tournament!

Do you think you have what it takes to be the best at a fighting game mere days after it is released? Well, you will have your chance to test your skill thanks to Capcom, EVO championship series and Gamestop!

Starting Feb 21st, many Gamestop locations around the country will host SFIV tournaments. Winners of this first round go on to compete in district tournaments, and the regional tournaments. The top 16 regional finalists will have a chance to compete in the championship event on April 18th in San Francisco. The winner will receive an authentic SF4 arcade machine, tons of cred, and the hot tub of women that comes with said credentials. All finalists however, will qualify for the quarter finals stage of the EVO Championship Series world finals, held in Vegas on July 17-19th.

So get to your local Gamestop and sign up! I have already signed up at the Berkeley Gamestop for that tournament…we will see how far I can go! Even if the fates dont shine my way, and I dont make it to compete in SF, if the event is open to the public I’ll try to attend and provide some coverage for the site.

Good luck, guys! HA-DO-KEN! Read the official press release after the jump!

GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop, Corp. (NYSE:GME – News), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will team with Capcom Entertainment Inc. and the EVO Championship Series to host Street Fighter IV video game tournaments at more than 2,400 of its U.S. locations beginning on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. The tiered tournament program is one of several events GameStop will host surrounding the launch of Street Fighter IV, in stores Feb. 18, 2009.

The tournament will provide players with an opportunity to test their skills one-on-one with other contestants in a tournament to determine the store winners. Many of the participating GameStop locations will begin their tournaments at 2 p.m. local time; however, customers are encouraged to contact their local store to confirm the exact time of the tournament. All contestants must check-in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of play, and you must be at least 13 years old to participate in the event. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their registration form.

Store winners will advance to a series of District Tournaments on Feb. 28; winners of these competitions will advance to the Regional Finals, which will take place on March 14. The top 16 Regional finalists will advance to the championship event, to be held on April 18 in San Francisco. Finalists will battle the competition in a series of matches on Street Fighter IV until one player is left standing. The Grand Prize winner will receive an authentic Japanese-style Street Fighter arcade machine. All 16 finalists will receive MadCatz official Street Fighter IV FightPads and FightSticks, and will qualify for the quarter finals stage of the EVO Championship Series world finals, the premiere fighting championship series for video gamers being held July 17-19 in Las Vegas.

For additional tournament details and to obtain a list of official rules, visit a local GameStop retail location or http://www.gamestop.com/sfiv.

About GameStop Corp.

Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,188 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com.


2 Responses to “SFIV Gamestop Tournament!”

  1. How did you end up doing on this? What character(s) did you use?

  2. […] reported earlier here on GAredux and all around the internets, Gamestop and Capcom hosted a nation-wide tournament for […]

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