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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Street Fighter V Joins World Open Tournament Series

Intel, a leader in gaming technology, announced the Intel World Open tournament that will take place in Tokyo ahead of the Olympic Summer Games next year to showcase the excitement and influence of esports.

Intel will host the Intel World Open in the lead up to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, featuring Street Fighter V.

The Road to Tokyo 2020

About the Tournament: The Intel World Open will kick off with online qualifiers in early 2020, where any player, at any level can compete for a chance to join their national team. A live qualifier event in Katowice, Poland in June will determine which teams will advance to the championship esports tournament in Tokyo from July 22 – 24, leading into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Final Event in Tokyo: The live finals in Tokyo will host fans at the Zepp DiverCity venue located in the central Olympic Games area. Champions representing their nation will be crowned in two different tournaments featuring leading esports titles, Street Fighter V and Rocket League.

Prize Pool: The total prize pool for Street Fighter V is $250,000.

Tournament Structure

  • National Qualifiers: 12 countries are pre-selected to form national teams. The national qualifiers will begin March and determine each country’s four best players who will come together and form the national team of that country. The national qualifiers will last four to eight weeks, and there will be no limit on the number of participants. Once the final national teams form, they advance to Poland in June for the semi-finals.
  • Regional Qualifiers: Players outside of the 12 pre-selected national team countries can participate through the regional qualifier process that will take place between March and May. Eight teams will advance to the semi-finals in Poland through the regional qualifier process.
  • Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland: The final qualifier will be held in June in Katowice, Poland and feature four days of team events. 20 teams will compete in a group stage qualifier to determine the strongest team from the Americas, EEMEA and APEC regions. The final seven teams will join the Japanese team in the finals in Japan.
  • Tokyo Final Event: The main event takes place in July 22-24, 2020 at the Zepp DiverCity venue where qualifying teams will participate in a two-day, winner take all tournament. The overall winners will claim the majority share of the $250,000 USD prize pool.
  • Additional Details: Further information on the tournament will be announced in October.

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