New Professional Street Fighter League Will Use a 3-on-3 Teams Format

The North American Street Fighter League will be kicking off in April of this year with an interesting team-based format.

January 23, 2019

The professional Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition circuit was a rollercoaster of emotions in 2018. While we saw exhilarating highs like Problem X becoming the first British player to win Evo, we also witnessed some crushing lows like when legendary player Daigo “The Beast” Umahara was eliminated from Capcom Cup without securing a victory.

Even though it’s only January, it looks like 2019 is already shaping up to be a momentous year with the announcement of the North American Street Fighter Pro League.

Unlike other major Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition tournaments such as Capcom Cup or Evo, the North American Street Fighter Pro League will not focus on solo competitors. Instead, it will run under a 3-on-3 format.

Spread across two seasons, the league has a rather interesting way of forming teams. First off, the highest ranking players from this year’s Capcom Pro Tour will serve as team captains. Secondary players will get a chance to secure a spot on these prestigious teams via online qualifiers. The tertiary position will then be filled by players chosen by the fighting game community.

From here, six teams will duke it out in a series of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition events, creating a different dynamic to traditional fighting game tournaments.

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The North American Street Fighter Pro League will kick off in April 2019. If you want up your skills in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition before the league starts up, you can currently pick up a copy of the esports favorite for PC and PlayStation 4 via Amazon.

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Eoghan is a gaming veteran with over 25 years of button mashing experience under his belt, and a particular interest in eSports. When not playing or collecting games, he can be heard presenting and producing radio shows in Ireland.

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