Video Game Industry Leader To Offer Competitive Tournament, Free Play For Attendees At Ten Wizard World Events
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., February 3, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced an agreement to feature the highly-anticipated Street Fighter V fighting game at Wizard World Gaming events throughout 2016, beginning in Portland, Oregon, from February 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center.
Event attendees can visit the Capcom free play area at Wizard World Gaming shows to play Street Fighter V. Additionally, at the main event stage, gamers can compete in a tournament for $3,000 in cash as well as other prizes, with the action streamed live online for a global audience.
“With the much-anticipated release of Street Fighter V on February 16, we are excited about having Capcom on board as we roll out our gaming shows across the country,” said John Macaluso, CEO, Wizard World, Inc., “Wizard World live events will be a prime place for both established pros and casual gamers to square off head-to-head amongst their peers, gaming influencers and TV and film celebrities.”
Wizard World Gaming Portland kicks off a season-long series of gaming-focused events which will coincide with Wizard World comic con shows throughout 2016 in the following additional cities: St. Louis (April 1-3);Minneapolis (May 6-8); Philadelphia (June 2-5); Sacramento, Calif. (June 17-19); Columbus, Ohio (July 29-31); Orlando, Fla. (August 5-7); Chicago (August 18-21); Austin, Texas (September 23-25); and Pittsburgh (Nov. 4-6).
Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, gaming, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, anime, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 2016 Tour schedule is currently comprised of 18 events, in major cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Cleveland and others.
Street Fighter V will be released exclusively for the PS4 and PC on February 16, 2016.