Street Fighter League Season 3 hits hard and fast
Announcing Street Fighter League Season 3, Capcom revealed the teams, a rough schedule, and more. It will start in October, with the grand finale set to take place during Capcom Cup.
Capcom dropped a whole lot of new on fans during its Street Fighter V Summer Update event, including new information regarding its esports offering. Announcing Street Fighter League Season 3, Capcom revealed the teams, a rough schedule, and more. But, the prize pool has yet to be announced.
This year the League gathers an international lineup of Street Fighter V players to compete for the top spot, introducing two new teams in the process. Here's what all six squads look like:
- Derek "iDom" Ruffin
- NVD | Arman "Phenom" Hanjani
- Gustavo "801 Strider" Romero
- Mousesports | Benjamin "Problem X" Simon
- Du "NuckleDu" Dang
- RISE | Bryant "Smug" Huggins
- UYU | Li-Wei "Oil King" Lin
- UYU | Sim "NL" Gun
- UYU | Andrew "Kami" Armstead
- PG | Victor "Punk" Woodley
- Chris "CJ Truth" Jayson
- Alan "Nephew" Sun
- Talon | Yeh "HotDog29" Man Ho
- BEAST | DC "Infexious" Coleman
- RZR | Kun "Xian" Xian Ho
- NASR | Adel "Big Bird" Anouche
- NASR | Amjad "AngryBird" Alshalabi
- NASR | Miky "Samurai" Chea
Yesterday, Season 3 of the League came to an explosive start with the first exhibition matches of the Pre-Season. The undercard match saw Jesse "Commander Jesse" Espinoza of Radiance, face Alex Myers in the best of 7 series, with the latter dominating the first three games. Commander Jesse managed to steal the third, but his comeback was a bit too late as Alex Myers seized the fifth and final game.
The main match followed soon after, with Samurai taking on Nephew, but their series went a lot differently from the undercard match. Nephew made an aggressive start, taking the first game, but that was all Samurai needed to figure his opponent out. While Nephew's Kolin was a nightmare to deal with, Samurai's Akuma seemed to have all the answers, winning every subsequent game until the end. You can check out all the action for yourself over on the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel.
Capcom seems determined to make Season 3 the best Street Fighter League to date, going as far as bringing the recently retired NuckleDu from the United States back into the game. All six teams consist of some of the best players the world has to offer. With the ability to ban characters, we'll be seeing some of our favorite pros showing off their skills with fighters besides the ones they're usually known to play.
Next week NL will take on fellow UYU player, Sang-hyun "Jeondding" Jeon in the undercard match. As for the main event, we'll be treated to a best-of-7 match between Oil King and Hotdog29, the precursor to a possible revenge matchup when the season begins.
Street Fighter League Season 3 will start in October, with the grand finale set to take place during Capcom Cup, creating a merge with the Capcom Pro Tour.