Capcom Cup IX

Capcom Cup IX 2023 Set for Mid-February 2023

The next Capcom Cup now has an official start date. With the official Capcom Pro Tour for this year in progress, the closing event of the series is set for early in 2023. The Capcom Cup IX, as it’s being called, will happen in the middle of February 2023. The previous Capcom Cup event was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, so it’s returning after a year-long absence. This is also where Capcom plans to close the official competitive legacy of Street Fighter V.

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Capcom uploaded a trailer for the Capcom Cup IX, as well.

The new trailer for the Capcom Cup IX puts special emphasis on the fact that the event will act as an official closer for Street Fighter V. The tournament will be held at the Avalon Hollywood & Bardot in Los Angeles, California.

It’ll be divided into several phases, beginning with the Last-Chance Qualifiers on February 12-13, 2023. The Last-Chance Qualifiers (LCQs) are held to fill out the last spot in the 32-person bracket. The LCQs are followed by the Group Stage Elimination round, held from February 14-16, 2023. Then come the Street Fighter League World Championship 2022 competition, on February 17-18, 2023. Finally, the Capcom Cup IX World Finals happen on February 19, 2023, leaving a single winner crowned champion.

Besides competitive action, these events are also home to many pivotal announcements from the publisher. With Street Fighter 6 looming as the company’s next major fighting game release, it’s likely that the Capcom Cup IX will see a narrowing of the game’s release window. It’s currently set for Spring 2023, but a more specific date could surface at the tourney’s end. Capcom may event take the opportunity to announce something completely new, as well.

The Capcom Cup IX will run from February 12 to 19, 2023. Tickets are available via EventBrite, and registrations for the Last-Chance Qualifiers can be done through the Capcom Pro Tour Website.

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