We have heard that Twitch streaming will be making its way to cater for mobile games in due time, but here is more news on Twitch. Apparently, the company has teamed up with Capcom in order to deliver the Capcom Pro Tour, which is a year round fighting game league. This is a significant achievement, since it would be the first ever Street Fighter-focused fighting game league. The Capcom Pro Tour would be made up of a combination of premier events, ranking tournaments, and online tournaments, ensuring that fighting game buffs, especially of the Street Fighter mould, will have more than enough action to last them throughout the entire year, with the grand finals at the Capcom Cup that is happening later this December being the huge event that crowns everything.
Victor “Victheslik” Denchartphan, Twitch’s FGC specialist, shared, “The fighting community has always been a huge part of the world of competitive gaming, but has lacked global leagues and structure which other esports communities have benefited greatly from. What Capcom is setting out to achieve by organizing a year-long pro tour in tandem with leveraging the Twitch community is definitely going to change the face of the fighting game scene.”
The whole idea of Capcom Pro Tour is to offer an infrastructure that will be able to support tournament organizers, all the while boasting of improved production values, supplementary video content, and new opportunities for players, content creators and sponsors. It will be focused on the Street Fighter IV series entirely, with the first part of the tour featuring Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, before it transitions to Ultra Street Fighter IV after it releases in June. [Press Release]