Capcom releases Street Fighter League Pro-JP episodes with English subtitles for first time allowing western fans to enjoy the Japanese events fully

This is actually a really cool addition

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • November 10, 2019 at 12:29 p.m. PST

The Street Fighter League initiative began well over a year ago in Japan, and though it has since gone forward with an American version of the league, western fans have been left without a good way to watch the top Japanese players plan and perform until this week.

Capcom is now officially translating the current run of Street Fighter League Pro-JP from the past weeks into English for the first time allowing more people to fully engage with some of the best players in Japan like CYG|Daigo Umehara, Rohto|Tokido, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|Nemo and many more detailing their team choices, strategies and counters.

The first episode translated features the team captains discussing their choices to partner up with giving us some rare insight into how they all view each others' strengths and weaknesses outside of other channels like FGC Translated.

"I decided on Fujimura on the very day of the drafts," said Daigo during his interview. "All this time I'd been thinking of picking Bonchan. If one person is a lock for the ban, it's a weakness for the team. I wouldn't be able to have fun playing, plus Fujimura is younger than me. He has a new perspective."

After the first round of interviews, the action kicks off with team Tokido Flame taking on Umehara Gold where Fujimura was forced to use Akuma because his main Ibuki was picked — a new rule that the American league started this year.

Not all of the dialogue from the commentators is translated, but they make sure to get all of the important parts in the captions. The on-screen text is not translated, however, enough of it was already in English to get the gist of everything going on.

It's nice to be able to see the players laughing and talking strategy in between their sets to get a better look at what makes these guys tick and how they all act with each other.

Only the first two of eight episodes have been given this special treatment so far, but it's great to see Capcom put in this extra effort to make sure an even wider Street Fighter audience has easier access to their content.

You can find out more about the Japanese league's teams and standings in our ongoing tournament results story.

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