Capcom has announced that there will be Street Fighter V tournaments and free-play opportunities for attendees at all 2016 Wizard World Gaming events. Beginning with February 19-20's Portland Wizard World Gaming events, attendees can visit the Capcom free play area to as well as participate in a tournament with prizes including $3000 cash.
“With the much-anticipated release of Street Fighter V on February 16, we are excited about having Capcom on board as we roll out our gaming shows across the country,” said Wizard World CEO John Macaluso. “Wizard World live events will be a prime place for both established pros and casual gamers to square off head-to-head amongst their peers, gaming influencers and TV and film celebrities.”
Future Wizard World Gaming events including St. Louis (April 1 - 3), Minneapolis (May 6 - 8), Philadelphia (June 2 - 5), Sacramento (June 17 -19), Columbus (July 29 - 31), Orlando (August 5 - 7), Chicago (August 18 - 21), Austin (September 23 - 25) and Pittsburgh (November 4 - 6).
Street Fighter V is scheduled to be released on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Linux on February 16.