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- Canada Cup's Master Series [January 9-11]
- 5th Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 18]
- Yonpahi radio show [January 23]
- 6th Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 25]
- Taipei Game Show [Jan 31]
- Tokaigi 2015 [Feb 1]

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Video Games World Cup announced

Something called Video Games World Cup is announced today.

Our summary
  • An online league will be formed for each sub tournament (42) in each country (said 180+)
  • Up to 128 players compete each week for 29 weeks
  • Winner of each week and top ranker qualify for national finals
  • You can pay $30 each week for the chance (You keep the points)
  • National champions qualify for continental finals (June 22-28, 2015)
  • Continental champions take free trip (flight+hotel) to "World Cup Finals"
  • "World Cup Finals" will be in New York, July 3-5, 2015
  • Promise big money .....but only if there're enough players
  • Website isn't properly constructed
  • Games including "Street Fighter IV" (from the cover) not Ultra
  • "Tekken" (what Tekken?)
  • Starcraft II "Wings of Liberty" (from the cover) not Heart of the Swarm
  • It's organized by French?

Yes, it looks fishy and unlikely to live up to its name. We don't see 128 Japanese players paying $30 each week in a USF4 tournament, let alone Tekken or any other game.

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