Capcom issues Official press release detailing the SFIV Gamestop tournament's final
From the Press Release:
STREET FIGHTER IVNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
WHAT: GAMESTOP, the world’s largest video game retailer, has partnered with CAPCOM and the EVO Championship Series, the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world, to host the Street Fighter IV US National Championship Finals on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 7p.m. The event will take place at Fort Mason in San Francisco, where 16 national finalists will battle it out for the Grand Prize before advancing to represent the US in an International Exhibition featuring champions from Japan and Korea. Street Fighter fans will be able to experience the action up close and personal as the finalists will be playing live-on stage with a giant jumbo screen to show off every bit of the battle.
To coincide with the tournament, attendees are invited to join GameStop and Capcom for the “Street Fighter Fights Hunger” charity food drive in partnership with SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK. Guests are invited to do their part by bringing gifts of canned foods or nominal donations to be collected at the event.
Additional event festivities include:
SFIV game play kiosks
Autograph signing with YOSHINORI ONO, Producer for SFIV, and SETH KILLIAN, EVO founder and Special Advisor to the game
Performances by freestyle dance crew and America’s Best Dance Crew finalists, SUPREME SOUL, live on-stage throughout the night
DJ spinning throughout the night
SFIV-themed costume contest, activities, and prizes
E-Shots photo booth, Venom Energy Drink samplings, Estate LA custom hat experience, Coveroo laser etching experience, and SFIV models
Crowds of enthusiastic gamers (more than 1,500 people expected)
Fans cheering for “cage-style” video game tournament