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Capcom Cup 11 Goes to Japan

by Elvis Mack

Ever since its inception in 2013, the Capcom Pro Tour always held their final event in the United States. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas to San Francisco, West Coast was always the home of the finals. However, this year Capcom decided to change things up for the 11th year of the pro circuit. Capcom Cup 11 in Japan is finally a thing.

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Ryougoku Kokugikan will be the location of Capcom Cup 11 Japan

During the finals of EVO Japan, Capcom announced that Capcom Cup will be held at the 11,000 capacity Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. The Ryōgoku Kokugikan (Ryōgoku Sumo Hall) is the location for many sporting events in Japan most famously for being the home of sumo wrestling and where many legendary matches have taken place. It isn’t just a location for sumo wrestlers however. Other sporting events like pro wrestling, boxing, and even concerts were held at the venue.

In fact, the very first official Street Fighter II tournament was held there in 1992. Making this location the perfect place to crowd another fighting game millionaire. You can learn more the Ryōgoku Kokugikan here.

Ryōgoku Kokugikan, the location of Capcom Cup 11

With the earlier announcement that the winner will also be receiving 1 million dollars for the cash prize, the chance to play in a legendary venue, and to be crowned the best SF6 player. The Capcom Pro Tour looks to be more intense than ever before! The tour begins at EVO Las Vegas in July, but stay tuned as we learn more about the format going into 2024!

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