[Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Event] Moscow Fighting Arena 2016 - June 11-13, Moscow, Russia



Moscow Fighting Arena 2016 is a major Russian fighting championship. It will take place on June 11-13 in Moscow Cultural Multifunctional Centre. This year MFA has been selected to be the part of Capcom Pro Tour ranking tournament series.

For every fan of the Fighting-Game Genre it is a good opportunity to visit Moscow, Russia, meet friendly and nice people of same interests, play A LOT of fighting games and of course fight for those sweet CPT points!

Main Game Tournaments:

  • Street Fighter V (PS4) Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator (PS4)
  • Mortal Kombat XL (PS4)

Plenty of Side Game Tournaments (organized by the communities of respective games, as well as official MFA team), such as:

  • Street FighterV 3v3
  • Mortal Kombat XL 3v3
  • TTT2
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U
  • BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extended
  • Guilty Gear XXAC+R
  • Aquapazza
  • Under night in birth: EXE late
  • Jo Jo’s Bizzare Adventure: All Starts Battle
  • more TBA soon
  • The latest version of the games will be played.
  • The entry fee for every Main Game Tournament is completely free
  • Entry fee for each Side Game tournamnet is decided by their organizers and usually splits into the pot.
  • There will be a free-play zone with 8 consoles featuring all of the Main Games as well as a variety of others during all 3 days of the event.

Simplified schedule:

Saturday, June 11th:
10:00 - venue opens; registration starts
11:00 - Mortal Kombat X 1v1 (Main Event)
16:00 - Mortal Kombat X 3v3 (Side Event)
21:00 - Day 1 awards ceremony (teams and side-events)
22:00 - venue closes

Sunday, June 12th:
10:00 - venue opens; registration starts
11:00 - Street Fighter V 1v1 (Main Event) (CPT 2016 Ranking event)
16:00 - Street Fighter V 3v3 (Side Event)
21:00 - Day 1 awards ceremony (teams and side-events)
22:00 - venue closes

Monday, June 13:
10:00 - venue opens; registration starts
11:00 - Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 1v1 (Main Event)
12:30 - Top-8 Mortal Kombat X 1v1
15:30 - Top-8 Street Fighter V 1v1
18:30 - Top-8 Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 1v1
20:00 - Final Day awards ceremony
21:00 - venue closes

All times are Moscow Standard Time, UTC+3
Registration for each tournament closes 15 minutes prior tournament start.
All schedule timings are indicative and are subject to change.

MFA 2016 teaser:
FB Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/979785088765591/
Our promo page: http://www.fighting.ru/mfa2016/?lang=en
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/fightingru/
Further information TBA soon. Keep an eye on our FB page and feel free to ask questions directly via email at mfa@fighting.ru or in our FB group Fighting.ru

Rules and regulations:

All MFA 2016 tourneys are to comply with Fighting.ru general rules. While those rules are not available in English at the moment, they are pretty obvious and universal. One thing should be mentioned, however - all players choices are double-blind (unless players agreee otherwise), and there is no limitation on character swaps during a 1v1 tourney - any player may change their character before any fight, regardless of their brackets position and previous fight results.

Main events (SFV 1v1, MKXL 1v1, GGXrd 1v1) are group stage into Full Double Elimination, all games are best of 3. Groups are of 5-6 players Round Robin, top-2 advances to FDE. In case of a tie we check the result of the match between tied players, after that win-loss battle ratio. If that does not break the tie, we play a tiebreaker match bo1. There is regional seeding for FDE stage (via Road to MFA events run all over Russia and neighbouring countries). Players who won a regional qualifier advance to FDE directly skipping group stage entirely.

All other 1v1 Main Game tournaments are Full Double Elimination, bo3. All featured top-8 will be held on 3rd day on main stage will have bo3 as well. Grand Finals are bo5.

SFV 3v3 and MK 3v3 is groups are Single Elimination, King of the Hill. Individual players play bo3, teams play bo1.

Everything is subject to change, although we would do our best to avoid any changes at this point

Travel and accommodation
Travelling to Russia is not as complicated as it is rumoured by many. Visa submission can be somewhat bothersome if you are accustomed to travelling within EU only, but it should be easy as long as you don’t procrastinate till the last possible moment. Flying to Russia starts from 150 Euro for closer countries (Nordic or Western Europe); from France you can get good tickets for 250 Euro, etc., etc. You can make it even cheaper using discounters if you wish to. Whichever way you’d prefer, please don’t hesitate to contact us for any kind of advice, we will gladly help.

Venue is closed after 10pm, so sleeping / staying at venue is impossible. However, we would gladly help to find you a cheap inn or a hostel with fellow fighters or a Russian person willing to host you. Another option is Airbnb which is really reliable in Moscow, you can get very nice 2-3 room apartment for 20-30 Euro a night near the venue.
Also due to significant oil prices decline Russian Rouble (local currency) has dropped like 2 times compared to the Dollar. So it is very cheap in terms of city transportation, accomodation, sightseeing and food. Don’t miss your chance!

Overall, we are really looking towards seeing you at Moscow Fighting Arena, and we will do our best to ensure your comfort and to give you the best Russian hospitality possible