Capcom Cup prize pool increased by more than $90,000

by Daniel Rosen Sep 19 2016
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Capcom has added more than $90,000 to the Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool through crowdfunding, and says that they are on track to add a total of $150,000 by November.

At EVO, Capcom announced the Capcom Pro Tour DLC pack, which feautred CPT-themed costumes and a CPT stage. A portion of proceeds from that DLC goes into the Capcom Cup finals pot, though the actual percentage was not revealed until now. According to today's post, the DLC had added approximately $90,000 to the baseline $250,000 prize pool.

According to a blog post by Capcom's Niedel "Haunts" Crisan on the Playstation Blog, 30 percent of proceeds from the DLC goes into the prize pool, while an additional 50 percent goes into Capcom Pro Tour production, though Haunts implied that the benefits of that investment will be more evident during the 2017 season.

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"Our goal is to have an impressive prize pool for Capcom Cup 2016 — the biggest in fighting game history — and we want our fans to know they had a part in helping us achieve that once we reach that milestone later this year," Haunts stated in the blog post.

"We will be providing updates throughout the rest of the season, so you all know what sort of number we are targeting for Capcom Cup 2016 and next year you will see tangible benefits from your investment materializing in the scene through increased production values and additional support for tournament organizers."

Capcom has also added one more piece of downloadable content to the crowdfunding initiative, a skin for Necalli designed by last year's Capcom Cup champion Inoue "Kazunoko" Ryota. The blog post states that all the CPT DLC will be removed in November, before the Capcom Cup finals in December, ending crowdfunding at that point.

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