Starting today, the Canada Cup 2011 fighting game tournament takes place in Calgary, Alberta. For you Calgary-based In Third Person readers who will be attending this event, or out-of-towners traveling in for this, I hope you have a blast. For us stream monsters, you can watch the stream for free here, or for $8.99, watch the stream ad-free in HD.
What makes this particular major fighting game tournament stand out from the rest is the inclusion of an international 5-on-5 team tournament, featuring 8 teams filled with top players from around the world. Credit where credit is due, it was my girlfriend Steff who first told me about the 5-on-5. With that tidbit of info, I would shortly forget it, find out about it again in the news, then tell Steff about the 5-on-5 as if she didn’t already tell me this. Whoops. In spite of my blunder, Steff is genuinely interested in watching the 5-on-5 tournament with me, which is super cool.
If you’re interested in seeing a near-complete list of the players partaking in the 5-on-5 and the schedule for the event, check out this post from IPLAYWINNER. For fans of In Third Person, it’s worth noting that Canada’s team features Chi Rithy, the guy who decimated me in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition at T12 on the Team Spooky stream. I’m sure there’s footage of that online somewhere, but it’s for the best that you not lay your eyes on it.
I’m looking forward to catching what I can of the Canada Cup tournament this weekend. Will you be tuning in?