Street
Fighter V

MAY - JULY, 2020

$ 250,000 USD

Worldwide

3-ON-3 team battle

The Tournament

The Intel World Open will bring the best Street Fighter V players in the world together for an epic bout between national teams. Players from across the globe will have the chance torepresent their country and fight their way to the finals in Japan through the online and offline qualifier stages of the competition. The top eight nations will then meet in Tokyo to play for the pride of their nation and a $250,000 prize pool.

Timeline

May

Open Qualifiers

May
May

Closed Qualifiers

May
June 18-21

Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland

June 18-21
July 22-24

Intel World Open Finals

July 22-24

RUles

  • All LAN events will be played exclusively on PC and use dedicated Battle Lounge online lobbies as opposed to Versus Mode. See the FAQ below for more details.

  • All players must be over 16 years of age to participate.

  • All players on a team must come from the same country.

  • The open qualifiers will run in a single elimination format.

  • The closed qualifiers will run in a double elimination format.

register rulebook
  1. All LAN events will be played exclusively on PC and use dedicated Battle Lounge online lobbies as opposed to Versus Mode. See the FAQ below for more details.
  2. All players must be over 16 years of age to participate.
  3. All players on a team must come from the same country.
  4. The open qualifiers will run in a single elimination format.
  5. The closed qualifiers will run in a double elimination format.

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aBOUT STREET FIGHTER V: Champion edition

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is the latest installment in one of the most iconic video game franchises in history. Since its debut in 1987, the fighting series developed by Capcom has been a ubiquitous force in the gaming scene. From friendly pick-up games in arcades and home consoles to fierce rivalries on the main stage of professional esports tournaments, gamers of all skill levels have built lasting memories over the last 30+ years with the series.

FAQ

Do I have to play on a PC?

Online Qualifiers can be played on PC or PS4. The Katowice Event Qualifier and Tokyo Main Event will be played exclusively on PCs. Intel will power all of the live Intel World Open events, as well as the PCs used in the broadcasts and complete backend infrastructure (Tournament Mode / Battle Lounge). 

How are you determining the ways players will qualify for the different country and regional teams?

National Qualifiers: 12 countries/territories are pre-selected based on the player base and CAPCOM Pro Tour 2018 results by Capcom. Conducting multiple rounds of the Online Qualifier Tournament (singles) in each selected country, the Top 4 players (including 1 reserve player) form Country Teams. The 12 Country Teams will compete at a Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland. Further details of pre-selected countries/territories will be announced at a later date.

12 Countries/Territories:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
  • Hong Kong China
  • Korea
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Chinese Taipei
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Regional Qualifiers: Will take place in 8 Regions worldwide. Three players residing from the same country can form a team to compete in their Regional Qualifiers. Top teams advance to Regional Qualifiers Finals. The winning team in each Regional Qualifier Finals advance to the Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland. Further details for the Regional Qualifiers will be announced at a later date.

8 Regions:  

  • North America (Canada, Mexico etc.)
  • Central America (Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, etc.)
  • South America (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, etc.)
  • Europe 1 (Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, etc.)
  • Europe 2 (Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Greece, etc.)
  • Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, etc.)
  • Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, etc.)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Africa, etc.)
Is the IWO competition part of Capcom Pro Tour or Street Fighter League?

No, the IWO operates outside those tournaments.

Can a country be represented by more than one team at the Katowice Qualifier Event?
While multiple teams representing the same country can sign up for and play in their respective regional qualifiers, only the best-placed team from each country in the Online Qualification phase will make it to the Katowice Qualifier Event.
Why does the Japanese team get an automatic spot in the Tokyo Finals?
Japan is the host country so we felt it was appropriate for a Japanese team to be represented.
Are there official rules for the tournament?

 The official rulebook is available to all competitors on the official IWO website. Click here to see the full rules.

I'm signed to an esports organization or have personal sponsors, how does that affect my participation in the IWO?

All players are allowed to play in the IWO, but they will represent solely their countries in the competition. This means that no external sponsors, brands or commercial partnerships are permitted. Teams will be provided with official team wear including jerseys for the Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland and the Intel World Open Finals. 

How are Home Countries and Regions determined?
A player’s home country is the country where their main place of residence is (proven by legal registration or long-term visa in connection with evidence of long-time habitation - 90-day visas are not enough). Players may not change their home country for the duration of the current edition of the IWO. Home regions for each country are determined in the competition’s rulebook and vary depending on the game. All players on a team must have the same home country.
Do I have to physically be in my home country to play in the online qualifiers?

No. However, online matches have to be played from the region of the competition or qualifier they belong to. An exception to this rule is only possible by written consent from ESL. It can only be granted if the participant can explain and prove having a valid reason to play from elsewhere.