Ultimate Street Fighter Showdown: Community Game Night Edition -San Francisco

For all of you world warriors looking to test your skills, GameSpot and Capcom have joined forces to bring a competitive Street Fighter event for players online and in person. Street Fighter IV (ARC) and Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (360) will be the official tournaments for attendees at the live event. Because this is GameSpot’s Community Game Night edition, we didn’t want to leave the rest of the gang alone at home with no Community Game Night! We would like to invite all online players from Capcom-unity and GameSpot’s community to play against the players at the live event from 5pm to 8pm PT. Street Fighter 2 HyperFighting on the Xbox 360 will be the game played!

What: Ultimate Street Fighter Showdown: Community Game Night Edition
Why: All gamers, regardless of geography, deserve to take part in the ultimate Street Fighter gaming celebration.
When: Tuesday, September 30, 3:00- 8:00pm PT
Where: CBS Interactive Headquarters at 235 Second St. San Francisco, California.
Who: Capcom and GameSpot’s community
Age: 18 or up (I.D.'s will be checked at the door)
Admission Fee: Free!
Tournament games for players at the event only: Street Fighter IV (ARC) , Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (360)
Online Community Game Night will feature: Street Fighter 2 HyperFighting (360)
Additional games: Arcade and a mix of other old school Street Fighter games.

Attendees will have two chances to win in the Street fighter tournaments with up to 2,500 dollars at stake! Prizes include:

$1,000 - 1st place winner for Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
$1,000 - 1st place winner for Street Fighter IV
$500 - Ultimate Street Fighter champion*

*Note: The players who win the first place prize from each tournament will face off and determine the Ultimate Street Fighter. To determine the champion, two matches will be played against the winners of each tournament; a game held on Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and another game on Street Fighter 4. The winner of the showdown finale will receive an additional $500.

Tournament format: The players at the event will play against other players until one player wins two rounds. If a tie occurs, another match will be played.

Additional rule: No bags or other items will be permitted in the building. Participants are required to play with the game controllers and other accessories provided by GameSpot.

People wearing Street Fighter costumes will be sought for at this event. Don’t be shy; you may receive a prize for dressing up as one of the characters.

To pre-register for the event, email community@gamespot.com with your first and last name and your age. We’ll be sure to post more information for the online players very soon. By pre-registering for the event, you’ll have a guaranteed spot, a faster check in process. For those who do not pre-register, you’re more than welcome to stop by the day of the event, but it will be a first come, first serve circumstance. Space is limited.