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Street Fighter IV Gets Pre Tougeki Tournament

A tournament before the tournament for the biggest fighting game since your mom.

August's fighting festival just got extended by one day.

This year's Tougeki is going to be the expected celebration of fighters, with tournaments for Street Fighter IV, Virtua Fighter 5R, and everything in between.

But one game is getting special treatment. A group of Street Fighter tournament organizers is holding a Street Fighter IV tournament the night before Tougeki. Called "Night Before Tougeki Festival: Shiozawa Cup" (I think that's named after Natsuki Shiozawa, who updates the SFIV official blog), the tournament will be held on August 13 starting at 18:00 at the Taito Station Big Box in Takadanobaba.

The event will consist of 5 on 5 team battles. A total of 120 players, or 24 teams, will be able to take part.

Interested parties should see the event official site for registration instructions. The fee is ¥1,000 per team.

According to the official site, this event has the support of Capcom, Taito and Enterbrain (publisher of Arcadia, which sponsors Tougeki). Capcom will be giving special titles to the winner and runner up teams.

As for Tougeki, the three day fighting festival will be held from the 14th through the 16th.

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