THE BUZZ: Capcom has announced they are looking for participants in an internet reality show dubbed “Cross Assault” that will center around a Street Fighter X Tekken tournament with the winner receiving $25,000.
EGM’S TAKE: Announced over at Capcom-Unity.com, Capcom’s official forums for everything about their brand, this internet reality show is looking for 10 participants, five to represent Tekken and five to represent Street Fighter. The participants will compete over the course of a week in late February with the finalists fighting it out on stage at fighting game tournament Final Round 15 in Atlanta in mid-March.
The show will require contestants to participate in various team and individual challenges on the way to eliminating the competition. Along with this, they will likely be a part of the reality show staple “confessionals” as well as have many of their team practice sessions taped for the sake of the show.
In order to enter, you need to create a video blog and submit it to Capcom by February 5th, and let them know why you deserve to be a part of one of the respective teams. It is highly recommended for fighting game veterans only as the competition for both the show and tournament looks to be fierce. For all the details and to sign up, here’s a direct link to the “Cross Assault” page. http://www.capcom-unity.com/go/crossassault/signup
With all the hype that e-sports and video game tournaments like those held at EVO have been getting in recent years, it is always great to hear about more and more events like this as video games continue to work hard on being accepted by the main stream. I think this is also a great move by Capcom as they are sure to know that Street Fighter X Tekken will likely be featured in many of those fighting tournaments in the years to come. Building your fan base early is also always a smart business move, although with Street Fighter and Tekken already having pretty established fan bases, this may just be stirring the pot before the March 6th launch date. And, of course, $25,000 isn’t exactly chump change for a couple of weeks worth of work if you win.
What do you folks think? Is this something you’d be interested enough in to post a vlog on YouTube, gushing about your love of Street Fighter or Tekken? Are you anticipating Street Fighter X Tekken’s March 6th release? Is this a show you might actually watch? Let us know your thoughts with comments below!