SEGA ANNOUNCES 2014 VIRTUA FIGHTER TOURNAMENT
SAN FRANCISCO– January 30, 2014 – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that it will once again host a Virtua Fighter™5 Final Showdown Tournament this year, continuing its partnership with Alex Valle and Level|Up. The 2014 “SEGA CUP” tournament will take place in Los Angeles at the Super Arcade on April 26, 2014. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 16 players. Once again, the version for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will be used for the competition.
Last year’s tournament celebrated the legacy of the popular “fighting game fan’s fighter” for the first time and saw player Fuudo, who previously won the Virtua Fighter EVO 2012 and Street Fighter IV EVO 2011 tournaments, emerging as the winner.
Based on the latest arcade version of the celebrated Virtua Fighter 5 series, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown launched in June 2012 for PlayStation®Network (PSN) and on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Details about how to participate in the “SEGA CUP” will be announced at a later date.
For more information on the “SEGA CUP” please visit http://sega.com/segacup
About SEGA® of America, Inc .:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com
About Level Up:
With high quality production, directing, and an adaptive regimen, Level|Up provides entertainment with programming consisting of consumer product reviews, tournaments, special event coverage, tutorials, and footage of professional gamers. By incorporating the technologies of our content delivery networks, we are able to bring this diverse programming to a global audience. Viewers unable to attend our streamed events can join others and enjoy the high quality coverage provided by the Level|Up streaming staff at http://twitch.tv/leveluplive. Built on a fused foundation of player experience, technology, and organization, Level|Up is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the world. Level Up’s Web site is located at http://www.levelup-productions.com/.