Capcom To Feature Street Fighter® V At Wizard World Gaming Throughout 2016 Event Tour, Beginning In Portland, February 19-21
Video Game Industry Leader To Offer Competitive Tournament, Free Play For Attendees At Ten Wizard World Events
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced an agreement to feature the highly-anticipated Street Fighter® V fighting game at Wizard World Gaming events throughout 2016, beginning in Portland, Ore., from February 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center.
Event attendees can visit the Capcom free play area at Wizard World Gaming shows to play Street Fighter V. Additionally, at the main event stage, gamers can compete in a tournament for $3,000 in cash as well as other prizes, with the action streamed live online for a global audience.
“With the much-anticipated release of Street Fighter V on February 16, we are excited about having Capcom on board as we roll out our gaming shows across the country,” said John Macaluso, CEO, Wizard World, Inc., “Wizard World live events will be a prime place for both established pros and casual gamers to square off head-to-head amongst their peers, gaming influencers and TV and film celebrities.”
Wizard World Gaming Portland kicks off a season-long series of gaming-focused events which will coincide with Wizard World comic con shows throughout 2016 in the following additional cities: St. Louis (April 1-3); Minneapolis (May 6-8); Philadelphia (June 2-5); Sacramento, Calif. (June 17-19); Columbus, Ohio (July 29-31); Orlando, Fla. (August 5-7); Chicago (August 18-21); Austin, Texas (September 23-25); and Pittsburgh (Nov. 4-6).
Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, gaming, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, anime, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 2016 Tour schedule is currently comprised of 18 events, in major cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Cleveland and others.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.
Capcom, the Capcom logo, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Ace Attorney, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2016 Wizard World comic con schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.