INTEL WORLD OPEN – THE PATH TO TOKYO

Street Fighter™ V: Champion Edition has released, and the Intel World Open qualifier sign-ups start in early March.  Now that the pieces are almost in place lets recap what it takes to earn your place in history and represent your region or territory by playing Street Fighter V on the world stage.

Tournament Structure

  • Territory Qualifiers: 12 territories have been selected to form teams. The territory qualifiers will begin in March and determine each territories’ three best players who will come together and form the team representing that territory.  Territory qualifiers are single player matches with the winning teams being formed from the top players on the Intel World Open leaderboard. The territory qualifiers will last nine weeks, and is capped at 512 participants.  Once the final territory teams form, they advance to Poland in June for the live semi-finals.

Territory Qualifier Schedule

21-Mar 28-Mar 4-Apr 11-Apr 18-Apr 25-Apr 2-May 9-May 16-May
USA X X X X X X X X X
Brazil X X X X X X X
Dominican Republic X X X
Chinese Hong Kong X X X X X X X
China X X X X X X X
Korea X X X X X
Chinese Taipei X X X X X
Singapore X X X
France X X X X X X X
UK X X X X X X X
Russia X X X
UAE X X X
  • Regional Qualifiers: Players outside of the 12 pre-selected territory teams can participate through the regional qualifier process that will take place between March and May.  Regional Qualifiers are team-based matches.  Teams will need to form before entering the qualifiers, and the top teams from the eight regions will advance to the semi-finals in Poland.

Regional Qualifier Schedule

    22-Mar 29-Mar 5-Apr 12-Apr 19-Apr 26-Apr 3-May 10-May 17-May
Europe 1 X X X X X X X X X
Europe 2 X X X X X
Middle East & Africa X X X
North America X X X X X X X X X
Central America X X X
South America   X X X X X
Asia   X X X
Oceania   X X X

Japan Qualifier: Japan, as the host country, will have the final guaranteed spot at the Intel World Open Live Final in Tokyo. Japan qualifiers are single player matches with the winning team being formed from the top players on the Intel World Open leaderboard.

Japan Qualifier Schedule

21-Mar 28-Mar 4-Apr 11-Apr 18-Apr 25-Apr 2-May 9-May 16-May
Japan X X X X X X X X X
  • Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland: The final qualifier brings together the winning teams formed from the territory and regional qualifiers to determine who advances to the final Intel World Open event in Tokyo. The live qualifiers will be held June 18-21, 2020 in Katowice, Poland.
  • Intel World Open Finals – The main event takes place in July 22-24, 2020 at the Zepp DiverCity venue in Japan where qualifying teams will participate in a two-day, tournament. The overall winners will claim the majority share of the $250,000 USD prize pool.

The level of competition amongst Street Fighter V players is at an all-time high. We’re thrilled Street Fighter: V Champion Edition was selected as an official title of “Intel World Open”, organized by Intel and we can’t wait to see you all in the qualifiers.

We’ll be posting more info and details as we get a little closer to registration.  Best of luck to all our world warriors.

Head to http://IntelWorldOpen.gg for more information.

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