The Evo hype train gained some steam this week with the announcement that both attendance and prize pool numbers are breaking records. Chief among the fighting game pools is a Capcom-guaranteed $25,000 for Super SFIV Arcade Edition 2012 in celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary. That’s a nice slice for anyone in the top eight!
Our own Christian Svensson (or Sven , y’know) lays it all out:
“With Capcom celebrating its 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter this year, we thought it fitting that Evo’s Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012 competitors should play for $25,000. Capcom wouldn’t be where it is today without the support of our hardcore fans, and this is just the first of many exciting opportunities to help celebrate this milestone for the Street Fighter franchise.”
Not an SFIV player? Ultimate MvC3 entrants can look forward to a $15,000 pool, and the two-person teams of Street Fighter X Tekken will be playing for $9,000. And if you miss Evo, we still have that year-long tournament series …