Capcom is restructuring their eSports and media licensing businesses into Capcom Media Ventures

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 1, 2019 at 4:32 p.m. PDT

Earlier today, Capcom announced that they are restructuring their eSports and media licensing business units. On March 1, 2019, a new entity, Capcom Media Ventures, was formed to manage global eSports initiatives outside of Japan.

What they'll be managing includes the Capcom Pro Tour and the Street Fighter League. Capcom Media Ventures, stationed in Los Angeles, is currently behind the seventh season of the Capcom Pro Tour and introduced the Street Fighter League U.S. 2019 series.

The Capcom Pro Tour features players competing for points throughout the year in order to qualify for the Capcom Cup event held at the end of the year. In total, there will be 32 competitors that go at it, whether they qualified based on points, regional qualifiers, or the Last Chance Qualifier.

As for the Street Fighter League, this is actually 3v3 team competition. Rules are a little interesting as each team is able to ban a specific character from being played by the opponents.

Capcom also revealed that they'll be creating college and amateur leagues sometime in 2019. No further details were provided about this.

Of course, Capcom Media Ventures will also have another responsibility. They'll be "producing and licensing Capcom branded entertainment programming for motion pictures, traditional broadcast and streaming platforms."

The Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild animated special is currently in production by this new entity. Something specifically for the Mega Man franchise was also stated to be in development.

Street Fighter's latest entry has always been the focus of the Capcom Pro Tour. This went from being versions of Street Fighter 4 to Street Fighter 5.

Capcom has noted in the past that support will continue for Street Fighter 5 up until at least 2020. Being that Capcom Media Ventures was created in early 2019, this could imply that support could potentially go beyond 2020, whether that's with Street Fighter 5 or another competitive game.

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