Wizard World Gaming 2016 to Feature Street Fighter V

Wizard World, Inc and Capcom has 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.

Attendees of the event can visit the Capcom free play area at Wizard World Gaming shows to play Street Fighter V Additionally at the main event stage, players can compete in a tournament to show off their skills at a chance 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 16th, 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 TC film celebrities.”

Street Fighter V

Wizard World Gaming Portland will begin it’s season-long series of gaming-focused events which will coincide with Wizard World comic con shows throughout 2016 in the following cities: St. Louis (April 1-3); Minneapolis (May6-8); Philadelphia (June 2-5); Sacramento, California (June 17-19), Columbus, Ohio (July 29-31); Orlando, Florida (August 5-7); Chicago (August 18-21); Austin, Texas (September 23-25); and Pittsburgh (November 4-6).

Wizard World events produces comic cons and pop culture conventions across North America, bringing together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, gaming, sci-fi and more! The 2016 schedule has a total of 18 events in major cities. Interested in attending? You can visit their official website to find out tours and dates happening near you!

SOURCE: Press Release