CAPCOM PRO TOUR OFFICIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Last updated April 21, 2017 v 1.0

These are the Official Terms and Conditions (“Official Rules”) governing the CAPCOM PRO TOUR brought worldwide by Capcom U.S.A., Inc. (“Capcom”)

  1. Capcom Pro Tour Overview

    The Capcom Pro Tour is a global series of competitive gaming tournaments featuring the latest fighting game from Capcom, Street Fighter V. The Capcom Pro Tour is comprised of (i) the Capcom Cup finals, and (ii) Evolution, fifteen (15) Global Premier Events, and four (4) Regional Final events culminating from fifty-four (54) Regional Ranking Events (collectively, the “Global Premier Tournament Circuit”). Players will be competing for one of the 32 total spots in the year-end Capcom Cup finals tournament to decide the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour Grand Champion.

    By competing in the Global Premier Tournament Circuit, players will earn Global Ranking Points based on their performance at the various Capcom Pro Tour tournaments, in turn allowing them to be ranked against other players on Capcom’s official Global Ranking Point Leaderboard. The more Global Ranking Points a player accumulates, the higher on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard he or she will be. At the end of the Capcom Pro Tour, the top thirty placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard will be awarded a qualification spot at the Capcom Cup.

    Of the remaining two qualification spots, one will be granted to the defending Grand Champion of the 2016 Capcom Cup, NuckleDu. The last remaining qualification spot will be put up for grabs at the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier, an open-bracket tournament hosted on the first day of the 2017 Capcom Cup.

    Additionally, by competing in Regional Ranking Events within their own region, players will be able to earn Regional Ranking Points, allowing them to be ranked against other players on their respective region’s Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard. There are four total regions, each with their own Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard: (i) North America, (ii) Latin America (“LATAM”), (iii) Europe, and (iv) Asia. The top seven placements from each region’s Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard will be awarded a qualification spot for that region’s Regional Final. Players can compete for the eighth and final Regional Final qualification spot at each region’s Regional Final Last Chance Qualifier, an open-bracket tournament hosted on the first day of each of the four Regional Finals.

  2. Capcom Pro Tour Qualification Details

    Capcom Pro Tour Tournament Tree

    Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Details - Qualification TreeClick to enlarge

    The Capcom Cup qualification spots are awarded based on the following priority order:

    1. the winner of the 2016 Capcom Cup (current Grand Champion: NuckleDu)
    2. the top thirty (30) placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, subject to adjustment pursuant to these Official Rules; and
    3. the winner of the 2017 Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier.

    A player will be awarded Global Ranking Points (in accordance with the Ranking Point Matrix outlined in Section 8) based upon that player’s placement at Evolution, the Global Premier Events, the Regional Ranking Events, and, where applicable, a Regional Final. Players who have been awarded Global Ranking Points will be ranked, from most points to least, on an official Global Ranking Point Leaderboard. The top thirty placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard (subject to adjustment pursuant to these Official Rules) will be awarded a qualification spot at the 2017 Capcom Cup.

    A player’s eligibility to compete to earn Global Ranking Points at a Regional Finals will be determined by that player’s placement only on his or her region’s respective Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard. A player will not be eligible to compete in a Regional Finals held outside the region where the player has his or her primary residence. As stated above, there are four total regions, each with their own Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard: (i) North America, (ii) LATAM, (iii) Europe, and (iv) Asia.

    A player will be awarded Regional Ranking Points (in accordance with the Ranking Point Matrix outlined in Section 8) based upon that player’s placement at Regional Ranking Events located only within the player’s designated region. Players who have been awarded Regional Ranking Points will be ranked, from most points to least, on their designated region’s Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard. The top seven placements from each region’s Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard will be awarded a qualification spot for that region’s Regional Final. An eighth and final qualification spot for each Regional Final will be awarded to the winner of that region’s Regional Final Last Chance Qualifier, an open-bracket tournament hosted on the first day of each respective Regional Final.

    A player’s designated region will be determined by the location of their primary residence at the commencement of the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour. A player will be eligible to receive Regional Ranking Points only by competing in Regional Ranking Events located within that player’s designated region. For clarity, players are free to compete in Regional Ranking Events outside of their designated region, but they will be eligible to receive only Global Ranking Points—not Regional Ranking Points.

    All players who have not otherwise qualified for the 2017 Capcom Cup, either by winning the previous year’s Capcom Cup or by finishing in the top thirty placements (subject to adjustment pursuant to these Official Rules) on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, will be eligible to play for the final qualification spot by competing in the 2017 Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier.

    Players will not be eligible to win multiple qualification spots for the 2017 Capcom Cup. For example, the defending champion is automatically qualified for the 2017 Capcom Cup, and will not be eligible to obtain a qualifying spot through finishing in the top thirty (30) placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard. Similarly, any players who have already qualified for the 2017 Capcom Cup by finishing in the top thirty placements (subject to adjustment pursuant to these Official Rules) on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, will not be eligible to compete for a qualification spot in the 2017 Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier. Further, players who have who have already qualified for Regional Finals will not be eligible to compete for a qualification spot in their region’s Regional Final Last Chance Qualifier.

    Regional Finals Auto-Qualification Exception: There is one significant exception to the above qualification procedure. In the event that any or all of the first place winners of the four Regional Finals fail to secure a qualification spot by finishing in the top thirty (30) placements of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, then those Regional Final winners will automatically qualify for placement in the 2017 Capcom Cup, and the number of available qualifying placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard will be reduced in an amount equal to the number of Regional Final winners that did not place in the top thirty (30) placements of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard. For example, if the 1st place winner of the North American Regional Finals placed at number 35 on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, that winner will automatically qualify for the 2017 Capcom Cup, and the number of eligible qualifying placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard will be reduced by one, i.e., from the top thirty (30) placements to the top twenty-nine (29) placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard.

  3. Definitions

    Capcom Pro Tour: The global series of competitive gaming tournaments, beginning on March 10, 2017, and concluding with the Capcom Cup in December 2017, which features the latest fighting game from Capcom, Street Fighter V, and is comprised of (i) Capcom Cup, (ii) Evolution, (iii) fifteen (15) Global Premier Events, (iv) fifty-four (54) Regional Ranking Events, and (v) four (4) Regional Finals, which tournaments will grant Global Ranking Points and/or Regional Ranking Points as outlined in these Official Rules.

    Capcom Cup: The final tournament of the Capcom Pro Tour to be held in December 2017. Players in the Capcom Cup shall be comprised of the winner of the 2016 Capcom Cup, the top thirty (30) placements of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard (subject to adjustment pursuant to these Official Rules), and the winner of the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier.

    Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier: An open-bracket tournament hosted on the first day of the Capcom Cup. The Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier does not award any Global Ranking Points or Regional Ranking Points, but instead, the first place winner is guaranteed a qualifying spot for the Capcom Cup.

    Global Premier Tournament Circuit: A series of tournaments comprising of Evolution, the Global Premier Events, the Regional Ranking Events, and the Regional Finals:

    Evolution: The largest open-bracket fighting game tournament in the world, which takes place in Las Vegas on July 14-16, 2017. The top 256 placements at Evolution will earn varying Global Ranking Points as set forth in Section 8 below (and not any Regional Ranking Points).

    Global Premier Events: A series of fifteen international, premier-level tournaments for the Capcom Pro Tour (which events are currently scheduled in the United States, Japan, France, Australia, Sweden, Hong Kong, England, China, Taiwan, and Canada). The top 64 players of each Global Premier Event will earn varying Global Ranking Points as set forth in the Section 8 below (and not any Regional Ranking Points).

    Regional Tournament Circuits: A series of regional tournaments comprised of fifty-four (54) Regional Ranking Events culminating in four (4) Regional Finals. There are four Regional Tournament Circuits: (i) Capcom Pro Tour North America, (ii) Capcom Pro Tour LATAM, (iii) Capcom Pro Tour Europe, and (iv) Capcom Pro Tour Asia, as outlined on the Capcom Pro Tour Tournament Tree.

    Regional Ranking Event: One of fifty-four (54) live or online tournaments within a Regional Tournament Circuit, which tournament shall be open to players of all regions. The top 16 players of each Regional Ranking Event will earn varying Global Ranking Points as set forth in the Ranking Point Matrix, and, further, those top 16 players whose primary residence is located in the region hosting the Regional Ranking Event shall also earn the same amount of Regional Ranking Points to their respective Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard.

    Regional Finals: The final tournament of each Regional Tournament Circuit. The players for each Regional Final shall be comprised of the top seven (7) players from that specific region’s Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard, and one (1) player as determined by the Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier. The top seven (7) players of each region’s Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard will have their flight and hotel paid for by Capcom and Twitch Interactive, Inc. (“Twitch”) to compete in their corresponding Regional Finals.

    Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier: An open-bracket tournament hosted on the first day of each respective Regional Finals. A Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier does not award any Global Ranking Points or Regional Ranking Points. Only those players whose primary residence is located within the region covered by a Regional Finals will be eligible to participate in that region’s Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier.

    Global Ranking Points: Numeric values assigned to players based on their performance at the Tournaments, as set forth in Section 8 below, allowing them to be ranked against other players. The more Global Ranking Points a player accumulates, the higher on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard he or she will be. Capcom will track and update point totals for each player upon completion of each applicable Tournament on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard.

    Global Ranking Point Leaderboard: A global leaderboard that tracks Global Ranking Points earned in at the Tournaments. At 12:00 am PDT on November 21, 2017, the top thirty (30) placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard will qualify for the Capcom Cup; provided, however, that the number of qualifying placements may be (i) reduced by the number of players who win 1st place at a Regional Finals and thereafter fail to finish within the top thirty (30) placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, or (ii) increased pursuant to the rules of succession outlined under Section 7.

    Regional Ranking Points: Numeric values assigned to players based on their performance at Regional Ranking Events, as set forth in Section 8 below, allowing them to be ranked against other players within their region. The more Regional Ranking Points a player accumulates, the higher on the Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards he or she will be. A player will be eligible to receive Regional Ranking Points on a Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard only if that player’s primary residence is located in the region hosting the Regional Ranking Event. The region in which a player’s is eligible to earn Ranking Points on a Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard will be determined by that player’s primary residence at the start of the Capcom Pro Tour, and players shall not permitted to change their designated region during the course of the Capcom Pro Tour without Capcom’s prior written authorization. Capcom will track and update point totals for each player upon completion of each applicable Tournament on the Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard(s).

    Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard: A regional leaderboard that tracks Regional Ranking Points earned in a Regional Ranking Event within a specific Regional Tournament Circuit, which include: (a) the Capcom Pro Tour North America Ranking Point Leaderboard, (b) the Capcom Pro Tour LATAM Ranking Point Leaderboard, (c) the Capcom Pro Tour Europe Ranking Point Leaderboard, and (d) the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Ranking Point Leaderboard. At 12:00 am PDT on October 3, 2017, the top seven (7) placements on each of the four Regional Ranking Point Leaderboards will qualify for their respective Regional Finals; provided, however, that the number of qualifying placements may be increased pursuant to the rules of succession outlined under Section 7.

    Tournament: Evolution, a Global Premier Event, a Regional Ranking Event, or Regional Final of the Capcom Pro Tour.

    Tournament Game: Street Fighter V

    Tournament Organizer: The entity responsible for organizing and hosting a Tournament

    Tournament Entities: Capcom, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, agents and any entity involved in the implementation, execution, prizing and prize fulfillment of the Capcom Pro Tour, including but not limited to Tournament Organizers and Twitch.

    Winner(s): The top thirty (30) placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard (which number of placements is subject to adjustment pursuant to these Official Rules), the winner of the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier, and the winner of the 2016 Capcom Cup. All references to Winner, if the Winner is a Minor (as defined in Section 9 below), shall include the Winnerʼs parent or legal guardian.

  4. Tournament Dates

    The Tournament Dates are set forth in Exhibit A (the “Tournament Dates”), with additional tournament dates to be added at Capcomʼs sole discretion.

  5. Tournament Rules

    All Tournaments will be conducted according to the Capcom Pro Tour Official Tournament Rules as set forth in Exhibit B (the “Tournament Rules”).

  6. Tournament Seeding

    Players’ seeding at the 2017 Capcom Cup will be determined by the number of Global Ranking Points earned by such players during the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour. Strictly for the purposes of seeding, the defending champion, NuckleDu, may still earn Global Ranking Points during the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour even though he will not be considered when determining the top thirty placements on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard. The Winner of the 2017 Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier will receive no Global Ranking Points, and will be seeded last.

    Similarly, players’ seeding at the each of the four Regional Finals will be determined by the number of each region’s Regional Ranking Points earned by players during the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour. The Winner of the each Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier will receive no Regional Ranking Points, and will be seeded last.

  7. Rules of Succession

    In the event the defending Grand Champion declines his automatic qualification, the automatic qualification shall be passed to the runner-up of the prior year’s Capcom Cup.

    In the event a player who finishes within the top thirty (30) on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard declines his or her invitation to compete at the Capcom Cup, that player will forfeit his or her qualification, and Capcom will extend an invitation to the next highest ranked player on the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard—i.e., the thirty-first (31st) player.

    In the event a player who finishes within the top seven (7) on a Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard declines his or her invitation to compete at their Regional Finals, that player will forfeit his or her qualification, and Capcom will extend an invitation to the next highest ranked player on that region’s Regional Ranking Point Leaderboard—i.e., the eighth (8th) player.

  8. Ranking Point Matrix

    The top 256 players in Evolution will receive Global Ranking Points in accordance with the matrix below. The top 64 players in a Global Premier Event will receive Global Ranking Points in accordance with the matrix below. The top 16 players in a Regional Ranking Event will receive Global Ranking Points and Regional Ranking Points in accordance with the matrix below. The first place winner of a Regional Finals will receive 400 Ranking Points in accordance with the matrix below. The chart below illustrates the different Tournament scenarios and Global and Regional Ranking Points awarded:

    Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Details - Point Distribution TreeClick to enlarge

    No Global or Regional Ranking Points will be awarded to the winners of the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier or the Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifiers. The cutoff date to obtain Global Ranking Points is November 21, 2017 (“Cutoff Date”).

  9. Player Eligibility

    All Tournaments are open to all individuals 13 years old and older as of March 1, 2017. All players at least 13 years old, but under the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they live (a “Minor”) (i) must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to register for and participate in a Tournament, and (ii) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at each Tournament in which he or she participates.

    All players eligible to participate in the Capcom Pro Tour will be referred to as “players.” All references to “player” shall include the playerʼs parent or legal guardian if the player is a Minor.

    Employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) of Capcom, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, agents and any entity involved in the implementation, execution, prizing and prize fulfillment of the Capcom Pro Tour are not eligible to participate in the Capcom Pro Tour.

    Full-time Twitch employees who are directly involved with the Capcom Pro Tour may not participate in any Tournament. The staff of a Tournament Organizer may participate in any other Tournament that is not organized by the Tournament Organizer but will not be allowed to participate in any Tournament organized by the Tournament Organizer.

  10. How To Enter

    Players can find information regarding each Tournament at http://www.capcomprotour.com.

    By participating in a Tournament, player hereby grants to Capcom permission to record, videotape and photograph the player (“Player Images”). All Player Images will be owned by Capcom. Player grants to Capcom and each of its designees, the right to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy, display, perform, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise exploit Player Images, including any names, likenesses, voice, conversation and any other attributes of the playerʼs personality and appearance, individually or with others, in whole or in part, alone or in conjunction with other material, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity throughout the world, for the purpose of trade, advertising, promotion or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, without additional compensation, consideration, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.

    NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE CAPCOM CUP. EACH CAPCOM CUP PARTICIPANT SHALL BE DETERMINED BY AND THROUGH THEIR PLACEMENT ON THE GLOBAL RANKING POINT LEADERBOARDS; THEIR PERFORMANCE AT ONE OF FOUR REGIONAL FINALS; THEIR PERFORMANCE AT THE CAPCOM CUP LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER, OR AT THE INVITATION OF CAPCOM, AS PROVIDED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

  11. Agreement to the Official Rules

    By participating in a Tournament, player fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules, which incorporates the Tournament Rules (as set forth in Exhibit B), and the decisions of Tournament Organizer, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Tournament. Receipt of any prize is contingent upon the playerʼs compliance with all of these Official Rules.

  12. Code of Conduct

    All players are expected to maintain respect for one another and for all Tournament staff and spectators. Any player behaving inappropriately, or not competing in compliance with these Official Rules, may be immediately disqualified from a Tournament and forfeit all potential prizes. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    1. Swearing, screaming or threats
    2. Harassment
    3. Violence
    4. Collusion
    5. Cheating of any sort through any means
    6. Intentionally delaying or slowing gameplay
    7. Intentionally disconnecting network cables
    8. Intentionally interrupting network connectivity
    9. Any other known or unknown manner of tampering with gameplay
    10. Any other type of conduct deemed inappropriate at Capcom’s sole discretion

    Players agree to be bound by the decisions of Tournament Organizer, Capcom and anyone acting on Capcomʼs behalf, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Capcom and Tournament Organizer each reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the type, process, or operation of a Tournament, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Capcom and Tournament Organizer each reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to ban infringing players from any future Capcom event if deemed necessary.

    Capcom will not allow, and will not allow third parties, to display, advertise, or otherwise promote in any manner sponsorship, endorsement or other commercial affiliation with or by adult content sponsors, such as a publisher of pornographic websites, or companies that manufacture, sell, distribute or market alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or vaping (e-cigarette ), drugs, guns or other weapon on Capcom’s official media content or channels, such as event video streaming and social media, in connection with the Capcom Pro Tour.

    Players further acknowledge and agree that Capcom and Tournament Organizer each reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit a player from displaying, advertising, or otherwise promoting in any manner sponsorships, endorsements or other commercial affiliation with or by any enterprise offering any products or services in the same market categories as any official commercial sponsorship advertiser of the Capcom Pro Tour; provided, however, that players may utilize in the Tournaments any fightstick of their choice.

    CAUTION: ANY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR EQUIPMENT, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A TOURNAMENT MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CAPCOM AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER EACH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO IT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  13. Prizes

    1. Regional Ranking Event Winners: The Capcom Pro Tour will not award a prize bonus for placements at Regional Ranking Events, though a prize pool may be established and prizing may be awarded by the respective Tournament Organizer of each Regional Ranking Event.

    2. Regional Finals Winners (excluding Japan-located and Brazil-located events): The Capcom Pro Tour will award a prize bonus of $30,000 dollars at each and every Regional Finals. This award will be shared among the top 8 placements in each Regional Finals according to the following table. The prize bonus will be awarded directly by Twitch. Additional prizing will be awarded by the respective Tournament Organizer at each Regional Finals.

      1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place
      $12,000 $6,000 $4,500 $3,000 $1500 (each) $750 (each)
    3. Global Premier Event Winners: The Capcom Pro Tour will award a prize bonus of at minimum $15,000 dollars at each and every Global Premier Event. This award will be shared among the top 8 placements in each Global Premier Event according to the following table. The prize bonus will be awarded directly by Twitch. Additional prizing will be awarded by the respective Tournament Organizer at each Global Premier Event.

      1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place
      $7,000 $3,000 $1,500 $1,000 $750 (each) $500 (each)
    4. Evolution Winners: The Capcom Pro Tour will award a prize bonus of at minimum $50,000 to be shared among the top 8 placements at Evolution according to the following table. The prize bonus will be awarded directly by Twitch. Additional prizing will be awarded by the Evolution tournament organizer.

      1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place
      $20,000 $10,000 $7,500 $5,000 $2,500 (each) $1,250 (each)
    5. Capcom Cup Winners: The Capcom Pro Tour will award a prize pool of at minimum $250,000 to be shared among the top 8 placements at the Capcom Cup according to the following table. The prize pool will be awarded directly by Twitch. Additional prizing will be awarded at Capcomʼs sole discretion.

      1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th-6th Place 7th-8th Place
      $120,000 $50,000 $21,500 $12,500 $9,000 (each) $5,000 (each)
      9th-12th Place 13th-16th Place 17-24th Place 25th-32nd Place
      $2,000 (each) $1,000 (each) $500 (each) $250 (each)

    In addition, all Winners (excluding any player who qualified for the Capcom Cup via the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier) shall receive from Capcom a Trip to the Capcom Cup. A “Trip” shall include: (i) one round trip coach class air transportation for the Winner, originating from an airport of Capcomʼs choice near the Winnerʼs primary residence, to the Capcom Cup to participate in the Capcom Cup in December 2017 (approximate retail value (“ARV”) ranging from $300 to $2,000; average ARV $890); (ii) two (2) nights hotel accommodations for the Winner, consisting of one (1) room, based on double occupancy (meals, telephone calls, tips, gratuities, and other incidentals and costs are not included) (ARV of $600); and (iii) round trip transportation between the airport and hotel (ARV of $100).

    Each cash prize (a “Cash Prize”), Trip and/or other prizes awarded to a Winner, shall be collectively referred to as a “Prize” or “Prizes”.

    The ARV of any Prize is subject to change based on current market conditions at time of Prize fulfillment, the time of travel, and the distance between departure location and the Capcom Cup location. Any difference between the ARVs and the actual values, if any, will not be awarded. Winner must possess valid travel documents to travel. Capcom reserves the right to substitute ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if the Winner resides within 100 miles of the Capcom Cup, and no substitution will be provided for any difference in ARV.

    Additional prizes may be added at Capcomʼs sole discretion. Additional prizing is not guaranteed. For updates on additional prizing, please see http://www.capcomprotour.com

  14. General Prize Restrictions

    Players are not eligible to win multiple Capcom Cup spots. The Capcom Cup spots are awarded based on the following priority order: (i) the winner of the 2016 Capcom Cup, (ii) the top thirty (30) placements of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard (subject to adjustment as provided in these Official Rules), and then (iii) the winner of the 2017 Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier. Winners must be able to travel to the Capcom Cup during December 2017. Dates for travel are subject to change in Capcomʼs sole discretion. If the Winner is a Minor, he or she must be accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian under the same terms and conditions as the Winner. If a Winner is not available, able or willing to travel on the dates specified by Capcom, Winner privileges will be terminated, the Trip will be forfeited and the next eligible player shall be invited to participate in the Capcom Cup.

    All costs and expenses not specifically listed in Section 13 above as part of the Prizes, including, without limitation to meals, snacks, beverages, mini-bar, entertainment, tips, gratuities, souvenirs, personal expenses, incidentals, damage to hotel rooms, baggage fees, travel insurance, departure taxes and fees, any equipment to be used in connection with the Prizes, and the like, are solely Winnerʼs responsibility. The Prizes are provided “as is”.

    Capcom will determine the airline and hotel in its sole discretion. Winners under the age of majority must travel on the same itinerary as his or her parent or legal guardian. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Travel arrangements are subject to availability and must be roundtrip. Tournament Entities shall not be responsible for any damage to baggage or any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any acts or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of the services and accommodations necessitated by same.

    Player’s whose placement at Tournaments has resulted in the award of any prizes shall be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, a Form W-9, Form W-8BEN, or such other applicable tax information form as disseminated by the Internal Revenue Service and any required payment information forms (“Winner Forms”) within five (5) business days of player’s determination of eligibility to receive an award in order to receive payment for Cash Prizes. If a player (or a minor player’s parent or legal guardian) fails or refuses to sign and return all the Winner Forms within five (5) business days of player’s determination of eligibility to receive an award, the player may be disqualified. In the event a player is disqualified, Twitch reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the affected Cash Prize to the player that last lost to the disqualified player. For Prizes that are not cash, within ten (10) business days of receiving an executed copy of the Winner Forms, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, shall deliver and/or ship to the player the applicable Prize(s). For Cash Prizes, Twitch will deliver to the player the applicable Cash Prize(s) within sixty (60) days of receiving an executed copy of the Winner Forms. Failure to take delivery of any Prize may result in forfeiture, and such prize may be awarded to an alternate player. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned until after a player has complied with all his or her obligations under these Official Rules. No cash or other substitutions may be made, except by Capcom or Twitch (for Cash Prizes), who reserves the right to substitute a prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by Capcom or Twitch (as the case may be) in its sole discretion.

    By participating in a Tournament, players acknowledge that Tournament Entities have not and will not obtain or provide insurance of any kind relating to the Prizes and that each player will be responsible for obtaining and paying for any life, travel, car, accident, property or other form of insurance relating to the Prize(s) won by him or her.

    Players will be responsible for all taxes (including but not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on any Prize won and on the value of any items or value transferred to the player by Capcom, Twitch or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, and will be required to provide his/her Social Security number, IRS Form W­8BEN, IRS Form W­9, or equivalent information for tax reporting purposes (as determined in Capcom or Twitch’s sole discretion, at a time to be determined in Capcom or Twitch’s sole discretion, and which may be prior to participation in a particular Tournament or the Capcom Cup or prior to receipt of any Prize by player). Capcom, Twitch or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, will file an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent tax withholding documentation with the Internal Revenue Service for the retail value of any Prize or other items of value transferred to the player by Capcom, Twitch or Tournament Organizer, in accordance with IRS requirements. Capcom, Twitch or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, may also share such documentation with a state or local government agency as required by law. Refusal or failure of a player to satisfy the requirements of all necessary and appropriate tax, withholding or other required compliance terms (including Social Security number, IRS Form W­8BEN, IRS Form W­9, or equivalent information), as determined by Capcom or Twitch in its sole discretion, will result in the player forfeiting the Prize(s) and an alternate player being selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Capcom, Twitch or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, shall comply with all IRS withholding requirements applicable to Prizes awarded to non-U.S. residents at the time the Prizes are awarded. With respect to the Cash Prizes, Twitch will award Cash Prizes subject to any applicable withholding taxes, and the amount of the Cash Prize transferred, as reduced by any applicable withholding taxes, will constitute full payment of the Cash Prize. Winners who do not claim the Cash Prize, or satisfy the information or documentation requirements within six (6) months of the close of a Tournament or such earlier time as designated by Twitch, are void, and Twitch shall have no further liability or responsibility to such player(s) in connection with the Cash Prizes.

  15. Limitations of Liability

    CAPCOM, TWITCH OR TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER, AS THE CASE MAY BE, HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH REGARD TO THE TOURNAMENT GAME SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT, OPERATION OF THE TOURNAMENT, OR PRIZING, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS, UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION.

    Tournament Entities shall not be responsible for any of the following:

    1. incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in a Tournament or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of a playerʼs registration or gameplay;
    2. any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access which may result in alteration of gameplay or game results;
    3. any problems or technical malfunction of any network or lines, servers or providers, equipment, or software, including any injury or damage to player resulting from participation in a Tournament;
    4. injuries or losses to playerʼs person or property arising or resulting from participation in a Tournament;
    5. any acts or omissions by Tournament Entities or their employees, whether negligent or willful, in the conduct of the Tournament;
    6. any equipment or software malfunction; or
    7. the inability to complete a game due to any technical malfunction.

    Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, and at its sole discretion, may require the replaying of any game, match, Tournament, or declare any of the foregoing null and void by reason of any technical or other system error. If for any reason a Tournament or any portion thereof is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other causes beyond the control of Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Tournament or any portion thereof, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Tournament or any portion thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, determines, at its sole discretion, that any individual game, match, Tournament, has been tampered with or that the validity of any game, match, Tournament has been compromised for any reason, it may eliminate that game, match, and conduct the Tournament on the basis of the remaining game, match, Tournament. In the event that any individual is adversely affected in a game, match, Tournament by any technical or equipment malfunction, Capcom or Tournament Organizer, as the case may be, reserves the right to schedule special game, match, Tournament among any such competitors so adversely affected. In the event of any cancellation, termination, modification or suspension of the Tournament or any portion thereof, Capcom will post a notice at http://www.capcomprotour.com.

    BY ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN A TOURNAMENT, PLAYERS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS CAPCOM, TWITCH AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER, ALL TOURNAMENT ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES, COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYSʼ FEES) AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING SETTLEMENTS) FOR ANY INJURIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TOURNAMENT, ATTENDANCE AT ANY TOURNAMENT, OR ANY PRIZE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER OR ACTIVITY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE TOURNAMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIBEL, SLANDER, DISPARAGEMENT, DEFAMATION, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, INVASION OF PRIVACY, PIRACY, PLAGIARISM, OR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. THIS OBLIGATION SHALL CONTINUE BEYOND THE TERM OF THE TOURNAMENT.

  16. Disputes

    By participating in the Tournament, players agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with any Tournament or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in San Francisco County, California; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering and participating in a Tournament, and in no event shall any player be entitled to recover attorneysʼ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any player be permitted to and each player hereby waives all rights to claim or recover punitive, incidental, consequential and/or special damages or any other damages (other than out-of-pocket expenses) and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, playersʼ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Capcom or Tournament Organizer in connection with the Tournament, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with California law without regard to choice of law or conflict of law rules.

  17. Sponsor

    The Tournament Organizer for each Tournament shall be the sponsor/administrator/organizer of its respective Tournament for the purposes of fulfilling all such sponsor/administrator/organizer obligations under any applicable contest law, including, but not limited to, disclosure obligations.

  18. Reserved Rights

    Capcom reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise, update, change, modify, add to, supplement, or delete certain terms of the Official Rules for any reason. Such changes will be effective with or without prior notice. The most current version of the Official Rules is posted at www.capcomprotour.com.

EXHIBIT A
CAPCOM PRO TOUR
TOURNAMENT DATES

Events Schedule for 2017

EXHIBIT B
CAPCOM PRO TOUR
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

These are the Capcom Pro Tour Official Tournament Rules (“Tournament Rules”) governing Evolution, all Global Premier Events, Regional Finals and Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier, Regional Ranking Events, the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier, and the Capcom Cup. Capitalized terms used in these Tournament Rules shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Official Rules.

Each of Evolution, Global Premier Events, Regional Finals, Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifiers, Regional Ranking Events, the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier, and the Capcom Cup will be conducted according to the tournament rules stated below.

  1. General Tour Rules

    Players are not eligible to win multiple Capcom Cup spots. The Capcom Cup spots are awarded based on the following priority order: (i) the winner of the 2016 Capcom Cup, (ii) the top thirty (30) placements of the Global Ranking Point Leaderboard, subject to adjustment pursuant to the Official Rules, and then (iii) the winner of the 2017 Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier.

  2. Tournament General Rules

    1. Tournament Game: The Capcom video game entitled “Street Fighter V” and (i) all updates, patches, and stages released as of the date of the Tournament and (ii) character packs released at least seven (7) days prior to the commencement date of the Tournament.
    2. Game Settings: Versus, 99 seconds, 2/3 Rounds
    3. Evolution/Global Premier Events: Double Elimination Bracket. 2/3 games until top 8, which is 3/5 games;
      1. Regional Finals/Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifier/Regional Ranking Events: Double Elimination Bracket. The number of games in a set will be decided by the Tournament Organizer.
    4. Players may not use any glitch or bug that prevents the game from being played, including but not limited to bugs causing the game to freeze, reset, remove character from play zone or similar results.
  3. Tournament Match Play Rules

    1. Choosing Sides: When both players are at the game console, they must come to an agreement which side of the machine they will play on (who will sit on 1p and who will sit on 2p). If an agreement cannot be reached, a game of rock-paper-scissors will determine who gets to pick their side.
    2. Choosing Characters: There are 3 methods for choosing characters: Standard Selection, Double Blind Selection, and Side and Character Courtesy. If the players do not discuss the method of character selection, it should be understood that the Standard method is being used. If the players cannot come to an agreement on the method of character selection, the judge will apply the double blind method.
      1. Standard Selection: Both players choose their characters whenever they want. This is a free for all. Players pick who they want and go. Once either player chooses a character, neither is allowed to request that the Double Blind Selection method be used.
      2. Double Blind Selection: Either player must explicitly ask for the Double Blind Selection method before either player chooses a character. When a player request Double Blind, the player on the left side (1p) decides which character they will choose and whispers his or her selection to the Tournament Organizer. The Tournament Organizer then signals the player on the right (2p) to pick his or her character. Once the player on the right (2p) has finished, the Tournament Organizer makes sure the player on the left (1p) sticks to his or her original choice.
      3. Side and Character Courtesy: As a courtesy, the player who received his choice of which side to play on (1p vs 2p) can elect to choose his or her character first. This is strictly a courtesy. A player is in no way required to do so.
    3. Playing the Match: Once sides and characters have been chosen, the players should begin the first Game in the Match. The following rules go into effect once a Game ends:
      1. The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games.
      2. Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to the Tournament Organizer.
      3. The player who won the game does not have the option of switching sides. He or she must stay on the same side if the loser does not want to switch.
      4. The player who won the last Game is required to keep the same character.
      5. The player who lost the last Game is allowed to choose whatever they wish.
    4. Reporting Rule Violations: At some point during the tournament, a player may violate either the tournament rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. The following rules apply toward rectifying rule violations.
      1. It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to the Tournament Organizer immediately.
      2. All non-gameplay rule violations must be reported to the Tournament Organizer before the Game starts (e.g. the winner switching the characters after winning one Game in a Match).
      3. Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress to address a non-gameplay related rule violation. Stopping a Game in progress to report a non-gameplay rule violation will result in the forfeiture the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
      4. The only time a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match.
      5. Stopping a Game in progress to erroneously report a rule violation automatically results in the forfeiture of the round by the player who stopped the game.
      6. Rule violations must be reported at the time they occur. Otherwise, they will be ignored.
      7. A Tournament Organizer is allowed to report any rule violations on behalf of a player.
      8. If a Tournament Organizer stops a game to mis-report a rule violation, the Game is replayed with both players picking the same characters, order, and side. No one is disqualified.
      9. The only people allowed to stop a Game to report a violation are the Tournament Organizer and the players.
      10. If a player accidentally or intentionally stops his game for any other reason, he will be forced to forfeit the round. Examples include accidentally pressing the start button on his controller to pause the match, unplugging his or his opponent’s joystick, etc. If the game cannot be restarted from the exact point of interruption, the player is forced to forfeit the Game.
      11. Match interruptions beyond the players control (e.g. the game crashes or freezes) will be dealt with directly by the Tournament Organizer. All best attempts will be made to resume the round from where it left off. If that cannot be accomplished, the Game will be replayed with both players picking the same characters and modes.
    5. Reporting Equipment Failure: Video game hardware has a tendency to break down during tournaments. Buttons or joysticks will occasionally break down in the middle of a match, leaving the player on the broken side at a significant disadvantage. The following rules will be used in the event of a breakdown.
      1. In the event of an equipment failure, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.
      2. If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must forfeit the current round.
      3. New equipment must be immediately available. If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.
      4. Once replacement equipment is obtained, the player is given the rest of the round to configure their buttons and test the new equipment. If the player gains an undue advantage by doing so (e.g. charging an abundance of super meter), they must forfeit the Game.
      5. A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty. When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.
    6. Additional Rules
      1. There will be no ties in any tournament. Anyone refusing to play any Match (including the finals) will be disqualified and forfeit all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.

      2. A draw match as determined by the game must be replayed, unless the game awards the draw to a player.
      3. Inevitable Defeat rule is in effect. This is defined as when a player has legally won the round or match (i.e. landed a move that will kill the opponent) but pauses the game before the game awards the round won icon, will still be awarded the win. The most common occurrence of this rule is when Player 1 lands a super on Player 2, but the Critical Art animation is a grab and the damage isnʼt awarded till the final hit connects, but the opponent has legally lost the round. If there is a dispute over whether the move would have knocked out the other player, a tournament official will unpause the match, see the result of the action, and proceed from there. If the attack does not kill the opponent, then the mid game pause rules are in effect.
      4. Collusion of any kind with your competitors is considered cheating. If the Tournament Organizer determines that any competitor is colluding to manipulate the results or intentionally underperforming, the collaborating players may be immediately disqualified. This determination is to be made at the sole discretion of the Tournament Director. Anyone disqualified in this manner forfeits all rights to any titles or prizes they might have otherwise earned for that tournament.
      5. Tournament Organizer has a zero tolerance policy toward violence, threats of violence, and any other forms of threats or intimidation. Any threat of violence, extreme intimidation, or violence of any kind will result in an immediate and lifetime ban.
      6. Gambling is prohibited in and/or around the event hall. Any player that gambles on the property will be immediately ejected from the tournament, and may be banned.
    7. These rules are an attempt to insure that the tournament runs fairly and as smoothly as possible. However, unforeseen circumstances may require a special response, and for that reason the Tournament Organizer reserves the right to change any of the tournament rules or remove any player at any time, for any reason, at their sole discretion.

  4. Online Tournament General Rules

    1. Eligibility
      • A player must have a minimum of 3Mbps upload speed.
      • A player must have a Smash.GG account at https://smash.gg/
      • A player must reside where PSN and Steam is available.
      • A player must have a PSN or Steam account.
      • Only one PSN or Steam account per player is allowed to compete in the tournament.
      • Wireless (WiFi) connections are prohibited.
      • Use of macros, turbos, or any peripheral which tampers with standard game functionality is prohibited.
    2. Connectivity Rules
      • If Players cannot connect to each other, the following rules apply:
        1. The player with the least amount of games lost automatically moves forward. In case of a tie, Rule 2 will be implemented.
        2. Both players are sent to the loser’s bracket if they cannot connect to each other and are tied in least amount of games lost.
    3. Disputes
      • If there is any dispute arising from an online Regional Ranking Event, players must submit a screenshot or share video footage to Level Up LLC, the administrator of online Regional Ranking Events (“Administrator”) for review.
      • Administrator will resolve disputes on a case by case basis.
    4. Disqualification
      • No shows and or late arrivals will be sent to the loser’s bracket and eventually disqualified if the issue persists.
      • Players are subject to disqualification in case of foul play or any hindrance to the tournament at Administrator’s discretion.
  5. Online Event Match Play Rules

    • Double elimination
    • 99 seconds
    • Best 2 out of 3 rounds
    • Best 2 out of 3 games for pool group play
    • Best 3 out of 5 games for top 8 finals
    • Winner must keep the same character and loser can switch to any character
    • Kanzuki Beach and Skies of Honor stages are banned