It’s ROUND ONE! of the Street Fighter IV HD 2012 Global Championships Tournament Qualifier this weekend, January 14th, and that means it’s your chance to FIGHT! for a proper pile of cash being offered by the tourney’s sponsors, LG Electronics, Capcom, and onGamenet. Specifically, if you can throw the fastest punches, execute the hardest throws, and launch the fieriest balls, you stand a chance to win a champion’s share of the $21,000 in cash and prizes. Violence is the answer, kids. It always has been. The world’s economy runs on spinning aerial piledrivers and flaming uppercuts.
In between pummeling their foes senseless, the tournament organizers had this to say:
The tournament will be hosted on two platforms: LG Nitro™ HD and Xbox 360. The overall winners of the LA qualifier rounds will be flown to Korea to compete against other worldwide victors in the global championships for a shot at $10,000. Additional prizes will be awarded for the Super Street Fighter IV Nitro™ HD and AE winners, and all U.S. finalists will receive an LG Nitro™ HD mobile device.
I may just show up and see if my can’t-fail strategy of “spam fireballs until the other guy quits in disgust” still works.