TwitchTV announces $1000 Sponsorship of SBO Qualifier

Riding off the wild success of Evo2011, it was really a no-brainer for us at TwitchTV to get more involved with the Fighting Game Community. That’s why we’ve jumped on the opportunity to support the next major fighting game event – the East Coast qualifiers for SBO, also known as Tougeki – Super Battle Opera.

SBO is one of the most prestigious international Fighting Game events in the world and will feature a Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2v2 tournament. Here are the details:


12PM-10PM EDT, August 6th, 2011. The stream will be found at

Tournament Format:
Double Elimination (Character lock, 2/3 rounds, 2/3 games, only grand finals is 3/5)

  • There will be 2 separate SSF4 Arcade Edition singles tournament (Capped at 64 players per tournament, “first come first serve bases”), each culminating with the winner qualifying for a spot on the 2v2 team.
  • Whomever wins the first qualifying spot, the character used will not be permitted for the second tournament.
  • You MUST enter the first tournament in order to participate in the second tournament.


The main prize was going to come directly from the entrance fees originally. However, TwitchTV has come in to guarantee and additional $1000 in prizes to be split between the two tournament winners.

When asked about TwitchTV’s involvement in the event, Victor ‘Sp00ky’ Fontanez commented:

“Getting our USA Qualifier winners out to japan each year to face off against the worlds finest is always a difficlt undertaking, and TwitchTV’s help relieves a huge burden on the East Coast scene. Make sure to tune in to watch some of USA’s finest battle it out for a chance to represent us on a worldwide stage! I believe TwitchTV has the best possible platform for gaming streams and events, and I am proud to use their platform for TeamSp00ky”

With LevelUp | Series, IPlayWinner, Offcast, FinestKO, PeacefulJay, GODSGARDEN, and of course TeamSp00ky already on our platform, it was an obvious choice to get involved on a deeper level.

Stay GDLK, fighting game community 🙂

About FishStix

TwitchTV Outreach Manager

Posted on 03/08/2011, in Events, Gaming. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for supporting the fighting game scene and every other esport, this is awesome news.

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