The Canada Cup 2013 hosted by Canada Cup Gaming is approaching fast. This years event will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from September 27th to 29th for another year of Canada’s most hype fighting game tournament event and North America’s biggest payouts. Featured again as a staple of Canada Cup Gaming’s main event is the International 5 on 5 for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Teams are now able to register in a 16 slot bracket with the chance of taking home the starting pot of $10,000 Canadian. In years previous, we’ve seen the Canadian team shock the fighting game world with upsets over international competition, and guests from the Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Singapore, France.
Continuing the tradition of years past, Street Fighter IV will make an appearance as the main game. This year will feature a bonus pot of $2000 added to the tournament winnings. Canada Cup events have been notable for featuring foreign players – The preliminary Canada Cup Event in 2010 was the first time Daigo “The Beast” Umehara and Mago of Japan, as well as American players Mike Ross and Justin Wong had been to Canada. Canada Cup 2011 was the first interntional foray for superstar gamer Kazunoko, who won the Street Fighter IV tournament, while 2012 was the beginning of an ongoing legacy Singapore gamer Xian has established. Canada Cup Gaming’s staff seeks to continue the established tradition of Canada Cup events being a proven showcase of international high-level competition. Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 will also pay out an additional $2000 in winnings. Canada Cup 2013 will mark the third year Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has appeared at Canada Cup’s main Canada Cup event – typical Marvel excitement will be sure to continue as the contestant’s gameplay matures.
This year’s event will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport. In an effort to more easily accommodate international players, flight and hotel discounts will be offered for competitors. The Canada Cup room rate is $135 per night with bookings available via the Canada Cup Gaming website. Additionally, Canada Cup is once again proud to have Air Canada as its flight sponsor of choice. Competitors can use a promotional code available on the Canada Cup Gaming website to book discounted flights taking place from the period of September 26th through September 30th.