We’re in a pretty busy period for fighting games right now. Last weekend saw EVO held, with one of the biggest tournaments for most of the major titles, but a particularly impressive one from SF 6 at EVO. There’s another major tournament for the game coming just the weekend after EVO, with the Gamers8 Street Fighter 6 Invitational.
As an invitational this is a bit more of a limited event than we’ve seen recently. However, there’s 32 of the very best players coming to the tournament. With a $1,000,000 prize pool, this event is rivalling the Capcom Cup as a whole in some ways. This is how the tournament is going to work.
Gamers8 SF 6 Tournament
The Gamers8 Street Fighter 6 tournament is a one-off event as part of the wider Gamers8 series. Its bringing in one of the biggest fighting games for a single tournament. It’s taking place over August 10-13, starting with a group stage before moving on to the Finals. There are only 32 players invited, competing for $1,000,000 in the prize pool.
The Gamers8 Street Fighter 6 tournament is an invitational, so the format is a bit of a change from the normal wider events. We’re going to start things off with a group stage here. Players are divided into 8 groups of four players. They play each other in a double round-robin format, with a first to 2 wins for each. At the end of this, the top 2 players move forward to the bracket and the rest are eliminated. These are the groups at the Gamers9 SF 6 tournament.
After the Group Stage has wrapped up, we move into a double elimination bracket. This is with 16 players from the top of the group. Each match here is best of 3. This bracket will whittle things down until we find the top SF 6 player at the tournament.
Most of the major names in the game so far are showing up for the Gamers8 SF 6 tournament. It’ll be interesting to see if AngryBird can repeat his win at EVO, especially with such a stacked roster of competitors.