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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kenny Omega hosts Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition World Finals 2019

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced that Professional wrestler and beloved FGC personality, Kenny Omega, will officially co-host the 2019 Capcom Cup in Los Angeles, California on December 13th – December 15th.

The Capcom Cup is an annual fighting game tournament centered around the video game ‘Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.’ Players from across the globe battle through a yearlong tournament circuit in order to claim one of the 32 qualification spots and a chance at the $250k prize pool.

Kenny Omega is a professional wrestler currently signed to ‘All Elite Wrestling’, an American professional wrestling promotion founded in 2019. The promotion was founded by Tony Khan, current co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Omega stars in the promotion’s weekly TNT show ‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite,’ airing every Wednesday at 8/7c. He is currently an EVP of AEW, and reigning AAA World Heavyweight Champion.

A world-renowned wrestler, Omega’s former accomplishments include:

  • 1x IWGP Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x IWGP Intercontinental Champion
  • 1x IWGP United States Champion (inaugural)
  • Sports Illustrated’s Wrestler of the Year (2017)
  • PWI 500’s Wrestler of the Year (2018)
  • 3x NIkkan Sports Match of the Year Winner (2016-2018)
  • 2x Pro Wrestling Illustrated Match of the Year Winner (2017-2018)
  • 3x Tokyo Sports Best Bout Award Winner (2010, 2017-2018)

During his hosting duties, fans will see Omega conduct behind the scenes interviews with influencers and top players, provide live analysis, and act as master of ceremonies for the top 32 and Grand Finals.

A lifelong Street Fighter fan, and gamer, Omega has often blended the bridge between professional wrestling and gaming. Hosting the Capcom Cup is the next step in that process.

“Whether it be the World Series, Super Bowl, or Capcom Cup, there’s nothing more captivating than watching the greatest athletes in your sport of choice, do what they do best. No matter where I am on the globe, I never miss the Capcom Cup, and this year I get to see it from the best seat in the house. Best of luck to everyone competing.” – Kenny Omega

ABOUT STREET FIGHTER - Street Fighter was first released as an arcade game in 1987. This was followed up in 1991 with the smash hit Street Fighter II, whose innovative battle system generated mass excitement. In 2018, Capcom launched Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, which is the latest installment in the series. Overall, the series now boasts cumulative total shipments of 43 million units worldwide (as of September 30, 2019), highlighting the global appeal of the property today. Further, in recent years, the series has increased its presence as a driving force in the esports fighting game genre.

ABOUT THE CAPCOM PRO TOUR - The CAPCOM PRO TOUR (CPT) is Capcom’s premier league for Street Fighter esports. Players from across the globe battle through a yearlong tournament circuit in order to claim one of the 32 qualification spots for the year end Capcom Cup championship. With official events across the world, and even more independently run tournaments involved, the CPT showcases the very best that competitive gaming has to offer.

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