THE TOURNAMENT

The Intel World Open brings the best Street Fighter V players from around the globe. Players from across the world will have the chance to compete against the best in their region through the Open and Closed Qualifier stages of the competition. The top participants will then meet during eleven Regional Finals to play for the pride of their nation and their shot at the $250,000 prize pool.

Format description

  • Registration (May 15-31)
  • Open Qualifiers (June 1 – 13): Open to all players in 26 participating regions.
  • Closed Qualifiers (June 29 – July 4): The top players from the Open Qualifiers compete for their shot at Regional Finals.
  • Regional Finals (July 16 – 21): The best of the best from across the globe compete in 11 Regional Finals events and their share of the $250,000 prize pool.

The Rules

  • All players must be over 16 years of age at the time of registration to participate.
  • The tournament is a single player competition.
  • The open qualifiers will run in a double elimination format, all matches will be played in Best of 3 (BO3) mode.
  • The closed qualifiers will run in a double elimination format, all matches will be played in Best of 5 (BO5) mode.

About Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V is the latest installment in one of the most iconic video game franchises in history. Since its debut in 1987, the fighting series developed by Capcom has been a ubiquitous force in the gaming scene. From friendly pick-up games in arcades and home consoles to fierce rivalries on the main stage of professional esports tournaments, gamers of all skill levels have built lasting memories over the last 30+ years with the series.

Street Fighter V Q&A:

Q: Do I have to play on a specific platform?

A: The tournament will be held on PC and PS4. You can compete on either platform.

Q: Where can I sign up?

A: All tournaments will be held on ESL Play. You can sign up here: play.intelworldopen.gg

Q: Is the IWO competition part of Capcom Pro Tour, SFL?

A: No, the Intel World Open operates outside those tournaments.  

Q: How do the qualifiers work?

A: The Open Qualifiers beginning in June, players will compete in Open Qualifiers across 26 different countries/regions. Two weeks of intense competition will determine the best players from each territory/region who’ll secure their spot in the Closed Qualifier. 

Closed Qualifiers: The Closed Qualifiers will feature the top four or top eight players from each of the 26 countries/regions (larger regions will feature the top eight players). The best players will qualify for the Regional Finals.

Regional Finals: The Regional Finals will feature the best players from across the globe. To be held online on July 16-21, eleven regional tournaments will showcase the best Street Fighter players fighting for a combined prize pool of $250,000.

Q: Which territories/regions are eligible to compete?

A: The Open and Closed Qualifiers will feature the following 26 countries/regions:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Oceania
  • Rest of Central America
  • Rest of East Asia
  • Rest of Europe East
  • Rest of Europe West
  • Rest of Middle-East Africa and West Asia
  • Rest of North America East
  • Rest of North America West
  • Rest of South-East Asia
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South America
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America East
  • United States of America West

Q: Which region should I participate in?

A: The full list of countries and their corresponding regions is available in the official rulebook. Click here to see the full rules.

Q: How many players qualify for Closed Qualifiers from my region?

A: The list of each region and amount of the players who will advance to the Closed Qualifiers go as follows:

  • 4 Players:
    • China
    • Dominican Republic
    • France
    • Hong Kong, China
    • Rest of Central America
    • Rest of East Asia
    • Rest of North America East
    • Rest of North America West
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • United Kingdom
  • 8 Players:
    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Oceania
    • Rest of Europe East
    • Rest of Europe West
    • Rest of Middle-East Africa and West Asia
    • Rest of South-East Asia
    • Russia
    • South America
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States of America East
    • United States of America West

Q: How many players qualify for Regional Finals from my region?

A: The list of each region and amount of the players who will advance to the Regional Finals go as follows:

  • East Asia:
    • China – 2 Players
    • Hong Kong, China – 2 Players
    • Taiwan – 2 Players
    • Rest of East Asia – 2 Players
  • Europe East:
    • Russia – 3 Players
    • Rest of Europe East – 5 Players
  • Europe West:
    • France – 2 Players
    • United Kingdom – 2 Players
    • Rest of Europe West – 4 Players
  • Japan & South:
    • Japan – 6 Players
    • South Korea – 2 Players
  • Mexico & Central America:
    • Dominican Republic – 2 Players
    • Mexico – 4 Players
    • Rest of Central America – 2 Players
  • Middle East, Africa & West Asia
    • United Arab Emirates – 3 Players
    • Rest of Middle-East Africa and West Asia – 5 Players
  • Oceania Regional Final:
    • Australia – 5 Players
    • Rest of Oceania – 3 Players
  • North America East
    • United States of America East – 6 Players
    • Rest of North America East – 2 Players
  • North America West
    • United States of America West – 6 Players
    • Rest of North America West – 2 Players
  • South America:
    • Brazil – 4 Players
    • Rest of South America – 4 Players
  • South East Asia
    • Singapore – 2 Players
    • Rest of South-East Asia – 6 Players

Q: Are there official rules for the tournament?

A:  The official rulebook is available to all competitors on the official IWO website. Click here to see the full rules.

Q: I’m signed to an esports organization or have personal sponsors, how does that affect my participation in the IWO?

A: All players are allowed to play in the IWO, but they will represent solely their territories/regions in the competition. This means that no external sponsors, brands or commercial partnerships are permitted.

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