Capcom wants Street Fighter V to be No.1 in eSports

Street Fighter V is set to become the biggest title in the eSports fighting scene, if Capcom has its way.

Marketing director Antoine Molant told MCV @ Gamescom that the firm plans to have a presence at a number of leading eSports events in an attempt to make Street Fighter V a hit amongst pro-gamers.

A big direction for us is the eSports aspect of Street Fighter V,” he said

eSports is booming at the moment and we want to make sure that Street Fighter is at the forefront of that. Right now – in terms of fighting games – we’re not at the level of League of Legends, but that’s where we want to be. We want to be the headline name in fighting eSports games.”

We have the Capcom Pro Tour – an annual tournament we introduced in 2014. There are also two UK events, which take place at EGX and Versus Fighting. We’ll look to integrate Street Fighter V with them.”

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