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The closed Online Tournament mode beta that's happening right now in Street Fighter 5 gives us some insight on how the new feature will work

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • September 18, 2019 at 3:53 p.m. PDT • Comments: 30

Yesterday, a new patch for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was made available. This update required 21.678 GB of space to download on the PlayStation 4.

Along with the new costumes and stage, a unique mode was added to the game as a result of the patch. In the CFN menu, the Online Tournament mode is now present. With there being a closed beta today, we now have some more insight on how this feature will likely work.

While it appears that we aren't able to participate in this closed beta, we are able to shift through the various rules of each tournament that's currently present. Based on what we're seeing, it looks like the tournament organizer will be able to set unique rules.

There is a hardware setting that's present. In other words, tournaments can be limited to PlayStation 4 or PC users only.

Options for single elimination are visible in these events. This probably means that there is a way to set these events to be double elimination too.

Victory settings can be set to first-to-two (or two out of three). As for top eight matches, they can have different victory settings. For example, first-to-three is possible once the tournament reaches a certain point in the bracket.

Interestingly enough, there are sections dedicated to "available stages" and "available characters." In other words, stages and characters can probably be banned if the tournament organizer desires these limitations.

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