Capcom to crowdfund larger prize pool for Capcom Cup finals

by Daniel Rosen Jul 15 2016
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The biggest prize pool in fighting games is getting bigger.

Capcom is releasing a Capcom Pro Tour-themed package of DLC that will see all proceeds go towards the Capcom Cup finals prize pool in addition to being "invested back into the community."

The bundle includes a new CPT-themed stage, CPT-themed colors, three costumes, and in-game titles. The stage, called the Ring of Destiny, will also feature tickers in the background which will swap out to promote CPT tournaments.

"We're looking to invest back in to the community to keep building the scene and expanding the Pro Tour," Capcom's head of esports Nidel "Haunts" Crisan said during a Capcom panel at EVO 2016.

The bundle is exclusive to the PlayStation 4, though PC players will also have access to it. Haunts was unclear if proceeds from DLC sold on PC will go towards the Pro Tour, simply stating that the "PS4 is the official destination for the Capcom Pro Tour."

It is also unclear how much money from the DLC sales will be going towards the Capcom Cup prize pool. The baseline Capcom Cup prize pool is currently set at $500,000.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.