Hori is offering players a chance to earn up to $3,000 at EVO this year for using their gear in the Street Fighter 5 tournament

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • July 12, 2018 at 1:34 p.m. PDT

EVO 2018 is just around the corner and with it comes some of the biggest payouts and most prestige a player can earn for a single tournament, and one of the fighting game peripheral makers appears to be throwing their hat in the ring for the former.

Hori is offering something like a pseudo-sponsorship program this year at EVO for players entered into the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament and use Hori pads or arcade sticks, like the Real Arcade Pro or Fighting Edge, with a chance to earn up to $3,000 if they place within the top 100.

Interested players will need to read the rules and apply for the bonus prize pool using the company's form which can be found below to see if they are eligible to enter.

Players must use their Hori controller for the duration of the tournament, wear a Hori shirt which will be provided and add HORI| to their player tag — these would likely stop any player with an existing sponsorship to enter — among other rules.

If an eligible player reaches into the top 100 players of the tournament, they will be compensated by the hardware company. Placing in the top 100 can earn players $100, placing in the top 64 could net players $300, top 32 will make $500, top 16 can get $700 and finally if a player reaches all the way to the top eight competitors, they can earn an extra $3,000.

EVO 2018 will be taking place from August 3–5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can find the full list of rules and qualifications after the jump.

Hori's rules and qualifications to enter the bonus prize pool

Qualifications:
・You are registered for Street Fighter V at EVOLUTION 2018
・You are at least 18 years of age
・You reside in the United States and have a valid SSN
・You submit a completed application to HORI by July 20th, 2018

Terms & Conditions:
・Player uses a HORI Fight Stick or game pad for the duration of all Official EVO 2018 Street Fighter V matches (Players are to provide their own controller for use in the tournament.)
・Player wears a HORI branded shirt (Provided by HORI) when competing in any official matches during EVO 2018
・Player adds “HORI” to their EVO 2018 gamertag for the duration of EVO 2018
・Post at least ONE (1) photo of you using a HORI controller during an Official EVO 2018 Match during EVO 2018 (August 3-5, 2018) on one or more of your social media channels tagging #HORI #TeamHORI
#Gearforbattle (If you do not have a social media channel, photo must be provided to HORI during the event for use at HORI’s discretion)

Bonus Prize Pool: (USD)

Qualifying players will be awarded the associated monetary bonus if you place in respective tiers for Street Fighter V at EVOLUTION 2018:
•You must be pre-selected by HORI and meet ALL of the Qualification and Terms & Conditions listed above to qualify.

TOP 8: $3,000.00
TOP 16: $700.00
TOP 32: $500.00
33rd -64th Place: $300.00
65th - 96th Place: $100.00
•Applicable taxes and fees may apply

Registration will close on July 20, 2018 5:00PM (US PDT)

HORI will notify you via email if you have been SELECTED to be a part of the HORI BONUS PRIZE POOL for EVOLUTION 2018 by August 1, 2018. If you are selected, please bring a copy of the email from HORI and valid Photo ID to our booth at EVOLUTION 2018 to pick up your T-shirts.

Hori's registration form

Source: Hori Facebook

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