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Capcom Cup 2019 viewer’s guide: How to watch, prize pool and line-up

The last major Street Fighter V tournament of 2019 kicks off this weekend, so here’s where you can watch and what to expect from the action.
Capcom Cup 2019 viewer’s guide: How to watch, prize pool and line-up

The Capcom Cup 2019 brings together the 32 best Street Fighter V players from around the world to compete for a prize pool of $250,000 and the prestigious trophy.  

Players qualify for spots in the tournament through the Global Ranking Point leaderboard, winning Regional Finals, or topping the Last Chance Qualifier. Last year’s champion Kanamori “Gachikun” Tsunehiro is automatically qualified to compete in this year’s tournament. 

So if you’re looking for a final FGC dose before Christmas, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Capcom Cup 2019.

When is the Capcom Cup 2019? 

The tournament takes place at The Novo Theater, Los Angeles from 13-15 December. The first day is dedicated to seeing which competitor will secure the remaining place on the line-up in the Last Chance Qualifier.  

Saturday will see the full 32 players whittled down to 16, with Sunday serving as the final day to see who will become the next Capcom Cup champion.  

What is the format?  

32 players compete in the Capcom Cup in total. The top 26 players from the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard qualify to play in the tournament, while last year’s winner Kanamori “Gachikun” Tsunehiro has the opportunity to defend the title.  

The winners of the four Regional Finals in each territory also qualify, with the last spot determined in the Last Chance Qualifier competition ahead of the main tournament.  

It’s a double elimination bracket event, with seeding in the tournament based on each player’s placement on the global leaderboard. The winner of the Last Chance Qualifier is the 19th seed.  

Who’s competing for the Capcom Cup 2019? 

Street Fighter V Capcom Cup
The Capcom Cup began in 2013 (Picture: Capcom) 

You can check out the full list of qualified players below. 

  • Kanamori “Gachikun” Tsunehiro – Japan 

  • Victory “Punk” Woodley – USA 

  • Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi – Japan 

  • Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi – Japan 

  • Keita “Fuudo” Ai – Japan 

  • Yeh Man “HotDog29” Ho – Hong Kong 

  • Fujimura “Fujimura” Atsushi – Japan 

  • Adel “Big Bird” Anouche – United Arab Emirates 

  • Benjamin “Problem X” Simon – UK 

  • Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi – Japan 

  • Arman “Phenom” Rabiee Hanjani – Norway 

  • Du “NuckleDu” Dang – USA 

  • Li-Wei “Oil King” Lin – Taiwan 

  • Kun “Xian” Xian Ho – Singapore 

  • Kenryo “Mago” Hayashi – Japan 

  • Masashiro “Machabo” Tominaga – Japan 

  • Amjad “AngryBird” Alshalabi – United Arab Emirates 

  • Takeuchi “John Takeuchi” Takeuchi – Japan 

  • Ryo “Dogura” Nozaki – Japan 

  • Naoki “Nemo” Nemoto – Japan 

  • DC “Infexious” Coleman – UK 

  • Naoto “Sako” Sako – Japan 

  • Sim “NL” Gun – Korea 

  • Daigo “Daigo” Umehara – Japan 

  • Gustavo “801 Strider” Romero – USA  

  • Derek “iDom” Ruffin – USA 

  • Jonathan “JB” Bautista – USA 

  • Olivier “Luffy” Hay – France 

  • Hiroki “kichipa-mu” Asano – Japan 

  • Raphael “Zenith” Puglielli – Brazil 

  • Bryant “Smug” Huggins – USA 

  • Last Chance Qualifier spot 

Who will win the Capcom Cup 2019? 

History is against Gachikun securing the title once again, with no past winner ever receiving the trophy more than once since it began in 2013. Could he break the tradition?  

Victory “Punk” Woodley is the highest ranked player on the global leaderboard, although his past appearances at the tournament haven’t exactly been successful – finishing 13-16th last year and 9-12th in 2017.  

After his triumphant win at Evo 2019 earlier this year, there’ll certainly be eyes on Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi to see if he’ll scoop another major trophy this year. 

Where can I watch the Capcom Cup 2019? 

You can check out all the action from the Capcom Cup starting Friday 13 December on the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel.  We will update this page with times once they're released.