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On Tuesday night, a Street Fighter V invitational with an $8,000 prize purse was announced for PAX East on Capcom Pro Talk. PAX Arena will feature seven confirmed players, including Arturo “TS Sabin” Sanchez, Joe “LI Joe” Ciaramelli, Du “Liquid NuckleDu” Dang, Evil Geniuses’ Ricki Ortiz and Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley, Peter “Flash Metroid” Susini, NorCal Regionals breakout star Martin “Marn” Pham, and at least one player yet to be announced.
Full details have yet to be revealed on the event but according to images provided on Capcom Pro Talk, it appears the competitors will play in the invitational on April 22 and 23, and will play a set of exhibition matches on April 24. Notable musician and DJ Steve Aoki will also be making an appearance in a match against an undetermined challenger.
The preliminary exhibition lineup includes Flash Metroid versus NuckleDu, Arturo Sanchez versus Ricki Ortiz, LI Joe versus an unannounced opponent, and K-Brad versus Marn, who recently sat down with Yahoo Esports’ Travis Gafford to talk about NCR and League of Legends (see video below).
Capcom Pro Talk host Mike Ross said the card is “subject to change” and more information should be forthcoming sometime this week.
PAX East takes place in Boston on April 22-24. The event will be live streamed on PAXArena’s Twitch channel.
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