Street Fighter 5's online league system requires you to hit certain win rate and point total to advance

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 28, 2016 at 7:45 p.m. PST

It appears that Street Fighter 5 will be incorporating something similar to League of Legends' league system for online play.

Revisiting an interview we posted the other day from Engadget, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono stated that players will need to attain a certain win rate and point total to advance into the next league while playing online.

Players will be separated into different leagues so they're only playing people within the same tier, to help balance out win rates.

League of Legends has Unranked, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master and Challenger brackets, and it seems like Capcom is developing some kind of similar system to sort players into.

New players in Street Fighter 5 likely will not have to worry so much about being dominated the moment they step into the game — eventually anyway, as top level players may take a bit to advance through the ranks — and get out of whatever the entry level tier ends up being.
Neighborhood baseball leagues and Street Fighter

Capcom is also trying to capture more of the casual player market with some different ideas.

One of the examples they cited was playing baseball. While there's of course the pro league, Major League Baseball, a lot of people play in neighborhood leagues with their friends and family on the weekend.

Capcom is looking to create an environment like that for Street Fighter 5, where people at a casual level can just get together and play.

Another thing they're looking at, further out than 2016, is possibly creating tournaments geared towards the casual player. In Asia, they already have college students compete with each other, and they're also considering running a parent/child tournament.

Source: Engadget. Image from Riot Games.
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