“Cross Assault”, as its titled, is a week long tournament where ten players compete for a chance to win $25,000. Capcom will be working with iPlayWinner and Team Spooky to live-stream the entire event as it unfolds. The fact that this is being done in collaboration with the fighting game community itself is a very good sign.
Here’s the full press release:
Capcom is excited to announce we are collaborating with IPlayWinner and Team Spooky to deliver the first ever fighting-game-centered internet reality show. Under the leadership of two legendary players from the fighting game scene, 10 players will compete for pride, fame and a grand prize of $25,000.
We present “Cross Assault.” – five players will be chosen to represent Team Street Fighter, five players will be chosen to represent Team Tekken.
Competing on Capcom’s next premier fighting game, Street Fighter X Tekken, the playing field is even. With strategic advice from the coaches, players must work together as a team and race to find the most effective strategies to win team challenges, or risk elimination.
And it’s completely LIVE. We will be live streaming practice sessions, team challenges, elimination matches, as well as player interviews and insight from special guests. You can watch as much as you want, and see the action unfold as it happens.
By teaming up with respected names in the fighting game community, “Cross Assault” is being executed authentically by those that love the fighting game genre as much as you do. “Cross Assault” is all about fighting game skill, and those that can learn and adapt that fastest will come out on top.
This concept takes everything you love about live, streamed tournaments, and then takes it to the next level by adding on new and entertaining situations and challenges, as well as a huge cash prize.
To enter, all you need to do is submit a video blog explaining why you should be on the show by February 5th. Unfortunately, the contest is limited to residents of the United States. Full rules and the application form can be found on the official website.
Capcom expects to start Cross Assault sometime near the end of February. The finals are set to take place live on stage at Final Round XIV, which is a long running fighting game tournament in Atlanta, GA.