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  • May 19, 2021
  • Press Release
  • Capcom Co., Ltd.

Team Ownership System Brings Further Evolution to Latest Season of
Professional Esports League, Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2021!

- Capcom aims to offer new viewing experience through partnering with NTT Docomo -

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2021, the new season for its premiere esports league in Japan featuring its popular Street Fighter series, will begin in October 2021.

Capcom has been working in various ways to grow esports, believing they have the potential to be the next generation of sports where—regardless of age, gender or physical differences—anyone can compete from anywhere in the world via the internet. Capcom has held the Capcom Pro Tour since 2014, in which qualifying events are held in more than 40 countries around the globe, leading up to the season-end finals at Capcom Cup where a world-champion is crowned. Further, since 2018 Capcom has run Street Fighter League both in Japan and the U.S.

Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2021 marks the fourth season of this pro-tier league, and will see its scale grow from the previous six teams to eight teams total through the introduction of a team-ownership system where eight corporations each form original teams that participate. Both athletes and fans across the nation will be able to share in the drama and excitement as the heated battles spanning a total of 56 matches will all be streamed live online. Further, NTT Docomo Inc. has agreed to co-host this season. With the support of NTT Docomo's advanced technology, such as high-speed, high-capacity, low-latency 5G, Capcom aims to build an all-new esports environment.

Capcom is committed to promoting industry development through building an environment where esports fans and athletes alike can enjoy the thrill of competition in the rapidly growing esports market.

[Summary]

1. Event Name Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2021
2. Format Team league battles
3. Featured Title Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
4. Broadcast Media Capcom Fighters JP channel (YouTube, Twitch, Mildom)
5. Dates Regular season: Begins in October 2021
6. Official Site URL: https://sf.esports.capcom.com/ (Japanese only)
7. Team Owners
(In no particular order)
1) KADOKAWA Game Linkage Inc.
2) Good 8 Squad Inc.
3) Saishunkan System Co., Ltd.
4) Sun-Gence Inc.
5) Shinobism Inc.
6) DouYu Japan Inc.
7) TOPANGA Inc.
8) Nagoya OJA Inc.

*The above league structure is tentative and subject to change depending on the results of discussions with partners as well as the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Public Relations and Investor Relations Section
(Tel) +81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108