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  • April 19, 2016
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  • 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
    Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)

CyberZ Launching "RAGE League for Street Fighter V";
First Capcom eSports League in Japan!

- Aim of establishing title as competitive eSport,
acquiring new users via year-round competitions -

Capcom Co. Ltd. (Capcom) today announced the formation of "RAGE League for Street Fighter V" by CyberZ Inc., an eSports league in Japan utilizing its popular game "Street Fighter V".

"Street Fighter" was first released as an arcade game in 1987. This was followed up in 1991 with the smash hit "Street Fighter II", whose innovative battle system generated mass excitement. With the series now in its twenty-ninth year, Capcom launched "Street Fighter V" in 2016. This latest installment brought cumulative total shipments for the series to 38 million units world-wide (as of March 31, 2016), showcasing the global appeal of the property.

"RAGE League for Street Fighter V" marks the first eSports league in Japan to utilize "Street Fighter V" and is scheduled to begin in May. The league will hold online league battles that utilize the game's online battle features as well as offline tournaments where the winners go on to the finals. With tournaments running throughout the year Capcom hopes to connect their long-term content distribution with the establishment of "Street Fighter V" as a competitive eSport. Further, the tournaments aim to spread the appeal of the fighting game genre to a broad spectrum of age groups, as well as unearth potential younger users by varying the age limit for participants by tournament. Beyond this, Capcom is considering the future incorporation of eSports business through this league.

Utilizing its Single Content, Multiple Usage strategy, Capcom will continue to pursue a multifaceted approach in leveraging its portfolio of brands, with the aim of maximizing the value of its IPs and creating new opportunities for revenue while working to further enhance its performance.

[ "Street Fighter V" Summary ]

1. Title Street Fighter V
2. Genre Fighting
3. Platform PlayStation®4, PC
4. Release Date PC: February 17, 2016
PS4:
Japan: February 18, 2016
North America, Europe, Asia: February 16, 2016

©CAPCOM U.S.A., INC. 2016 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

* PlayStation® is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

[ "RAGE League for Street Fighter V" Summary ]

1. Name RAGE League for Street Fighter V
2. Related Title Street Fighter V
3. Organizer CyberZ Inc.
4. Licensor Capcom Co., Ltd.
5. Season Dates Summer Season: each week, May ~ July, 2016 (tentative)
Autumn Season : each week, August ~ October, 2016 (tentative)
RAGE Vol. 2 Grand Finals : End of July (offline championships)
6. Entry Qualifications Current residents of Japan, aged 12 and older
*Other restrictions apply

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office
(E-mail) ir@capcom.co.jp
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108
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