SFIV tournament: Preliminary Round
Narrowing 128 players down to 8 takes a long time
How long does it take to narrow a field of 128 players down to 8? A pretty darn long time!
The SFIV Tournament festivities kicked off a couple of hours after the event doors opened with the selection of 16 same-day registrants who'd get to take part in combat alongside the 112 who'd won regional tournaments throughout Japan.
Following the selection of these lucky (?) players, the preliminary round kicked off with players splitting into 8 groups to determine the 8 finalists.
That's where things stand right now. Capcom has eight matches going on simultaneously, but this thing is going on forever!
Here are a few pics.