The 2017 Season of the Capcom Pro Tour is off to an incredible start this year with unbelievable events, heated rivalries, and some of the most intense Street Fighter V matches we’ve seen to date! The action is just revving up though — we have more in store for our fans this year and we’re excited to share some of our plans with you today.
We’re happy to be partnering with PlayStation again this year as the presenting sponsor of the Capcom Pro Tour to help support and grow the league and the Street Fighter community as a whole. We’ll be working closely with tournament organizers and players to continue to provide bigger and better opportunities than ever before. Keep an eye on PlayStation.Blog and the official Capcom Pro Tour website for updates!
Last year, with the support of our fans, we were able to provide the largest prize pool for any fighting game ever with 1st place Du “NuckleDu” Dang taking home over $230,000 for his win at Capcom Cup 2016! We want to continue to smash records this year, but we’ll need your help again!
We’re excited to announce a brand-new set of Capcom Pro Tour-themed content for Street Fighter V that will be available starting today and will help support the circuit and also boost the Capcom Cup 2017 prize pool.
Similar to last year, we will be offering the following in-game items:
- Capcom Cup Collection Costumes for Ryu and Ken
- Champion’s Choice Costume (to be revealed at a later date)
- A new Capcom Pro Tour Stage (to be revealed at a later date)
We’ll also be offering something new this year: the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Premier Pass. This is a bundle of content including not only the items above, but also 2 titles, 1 CPT-themed color for all 28 characters (PS4-exclusive) and monthly in-game targets that reward Fight Money (beginning in June).
After reading the response to last year’s comments, many of you asked for more in-game events to be included with the content bundle and we’re happy to include that for the 2017 Season. Starting in June, players who purchased the CPT 2017 Premier Pass will be able to complete online targets such as winning a certain amount of Ranked Matches to redeem Fight Money. Good luck!
And remember, just like last year, whether you purchase the CPT 2017 Premier Pass or individual pieces of content, you will be contributing to the growth of the CPT and giving one player at the end of the year an insane paycheck!
To compliment last year’s Chun-Li and Cammy outfits, we have Ryu and Ken in their respective formal wear, representing the prestige of competing at Capcom Cup.
Next up, here is the first look at the exclusive colors coming to the PlayStation 4 Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Premier Pass.
Nice mix of PlayStation and Capcom blue, don’t you think?
That’s all we can show off for today, but stay tuned for more details on the in-game targets, the 2017 Champion’s Choice Costume and the brand-new Capcom Pro Tour stage!
Finally, below is the full pricing breakdown of the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour content:
Capcom Pro Tour Costumes
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Ryu — $5.99 / € 5.99
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Ken — $5.99 / € 5.99
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Champion’s Choice Costume — $5.99 / € 5.99
Capcom Pro Tour Stage
- CPT Stage — $9.99 / € 9.99
Capcom Pro Tour Bundle
Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Premier Pass — $24.99 / € 24.99
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Ryu
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Ken
- Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Champion’s Choice Costume
- Capcom Pro Tour Stage
- 1 exclusive CPT-themed color option for all 28 characters
- 2 Titles: “Capcom Cup 2017” and “Capcom Pro Tour 2017”
Capcom Pro Tour Content FAQ
Like last year, we know many of you will have questions about this content. We want to be as clear and transparent as possible about the purpose of this initiative. Please review the FAQ below or shoot us a Tweet @CapcomFighters if what’s on your mind is not covered below!
What percentage of the Capcom Pro Tour DLC revenue is going to the Capcom Cup 2017 prize pool?
A minimum of 30% of the revenue will go to the Capcom Cup 2017 prize pool, and an additional 50% of the revenue is invested into Capcom Pro Tour production. That means that Capcom contributes more than 80% of all CPT DLC revenue directly to support Capcom Pro Tour initiatives.
We’ll be providing on-going updates throughout the year so you’ll know how close we are to reaching our goal.
Also, remember that we contribute a portion of our sponsorship, ad revenue, and merchandise sales into the Capcom Pro Tour and Capcom Cup prize pool as well.
How long will the content be available?
We plan on taking this content off of the marketplace come the end of November, before Capcom Cup 2017. This is the cut-off point so we can tally up to revenue that will go directly into the prize pool.
Will last year’s Capcom Pro Tour DLC be available this year?
Currently, there are no plans to re-release the content from the previous season.
This article and images was originally posted on PlayStation.Blog