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An eSports fighting games season receives a $500k boost thanks to Sony

The Capcom cup is set for a major financial boost thanks to a partnership with Sony.

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Chris Smith
Published Sun, Dec 14 2014 1:11 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

The Capcom Pro Tour 2015 season is about to hit the big time as confirmed by Yoshinori Ono.

An eSports fighting games season receives a $500k boost thanks to Sony | TweakTown.com

Next years tournament will feature a hefty $500,000 total prize pool as announced in this years live Capcom Cup finals which are currently being run live on stream. Yoshinori Ono took the stage, announcing that the Capcom Pro Tour 2015 would be going ahead once again, but with a slight difference thanks to a partnership with Sony.

He stated that the total prize pool will be 'at least' $500k, meaning that there is room for improvement. Usually when we see a big name sponsor jump on board like this, many others become interested in a slice of the exposure, meaning that there's no saying where this number could progress to. Hopefully sponsor bids haven't closed and we can see this prize pool elevate to much higher levels.

This brings fighting games tournaments into the mainstream eSports spotlight, they're still far behind Dota 2 and League of Legends' multimillion dollar offerings but it's certainly a step in the right direction.

NEWS SOURCE:eventhubs.com

I'm a competitive gamer and was an eSports employee. Recent changes have seen me hang up the mouse and move over to the technology world, covering all news for TweakTown, ranging from gaming news to opinion articles and the latest tech releases. Expect to see a few different articles on international eSports news and competitive game releases, as well as audio and mobile device content.

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