Canada Cup

December 23, 2020 by Updated: Nov 11, 2021

What is Canada Cup

Canada Cup (or Canada Cup Gaming) is the biggest fighting game tournament in Canadian history, which takes place right in Calgary, AB. The pot prizes reach up to $5500 (real figure will vary based on attendance) and $2,000 in the Super Street Fighter 4 pot just to kick things off.

There will soon be the tournaments for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Tekken 6 and Super Street Fighter 2: HD Remix and Marvel vs Capcom 2, and Super Street Fighter 4 3 on 3 teams. Learn more below, not to miss any detail!

How do you enter? Easy, every player and spectator is required to pay a $25 venue fee if you pre-register or $30 at the door. Every tournament has an entry fee of $10, which goes directly into the prize pot for that event. Every tournament’s cash payout is:

  • 70% for 1st place
  • 20% for 2nd place
  • 10% for 3rd.
All Canadian competitive fighting game communities are welcomed, but the venue does cap at 350, so it’s better to register early.

Super Street Fighter 4 Singles LogoCanada Cup’s main attraction is Super Street Fighter 4 Singles, and it has attracted a lot of incredible players to Calgary. Canada Cup has Mago the 2010 God’s Garden winner who will finally return to North America to compete in Super Street Fighter 4 for the first time!

Daigo “The Beast” Umehara who’s track record needs no explanation, Justin Wong, the 2009 USA national Street Fighter 4 Champ who will be competing as well as playing exhibition matches vs the top player from each Canadian City.

Not to mention Mike Ross and Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez of Machina’s Crosscounter series who will be lending their expertise commenting on matches. And making sure that everyone out there on the World Wide Web who can’t make it to the event doesn’t miss the action, Team Sp00ky will be working hard behind the scenes streaming matches as they happen.

Top player of Street Fighter video games Ryan Gootecks Gutierrez

What Else is Going on?

Bring Your Own Console

The ever-popular public stations where everyone can freely get their game outside of the tournaments will also be available. There will be many casual stations for you to the game.

Cosplay Competition

Do you cosplay? Do you cosplay better than our very own Canada Cup Cosplayers? If you do, then it just may net you a prize pack from Reboot Inc. and Revolution Games & Music.

Event Rules

Two players are competing in the Canada Cup Gaming event

When you show up at The Canada Cup event, you must adhere to the following rules and guidelines:

  1. “Let’s fight like gentlemen.”
    The Canada Cup is an all-ages competitive video game event. As there may be minors present, we also ask that you please keep the strong language minimum. Players will also be expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike and respectable manner throughout the event. Offensive or abusive behaviour will NOT be tolerated! Such behaviour will result in immediate disqualification from any tournaments and expulsion from the venue.
  2. No badge? No admittance!
    Upon entry at the event, you MUST pick up your Canada Cup player’s package at the registration desk. It contains a lanyard and badge (among other goodies), and you are expected to wear this badge and keep it visible at all times. Anyone seen without a Canada Cup badge will be asked to purchase one or leave the event.
  3. Respect the venue!
    If it is not yours, do NOT tamper with it. Players will be held responsible for any and all damage to Canada Cup equipment and Radisson Hotel property. The Canada Cup team is NOT responsible for lost or damaged property, and all fees paid are non-refundable.
    As a courtesy, we also ask that you be wary of your fellow players’ belongings and return any found items (joysticks, pads, wallets, bags, etc.) to the registration desk for retrieval.

General Tournaments Rules

Street Fighter V (SFV)

Logo and heroes of Street Fighter V video game

Console: PlayStation 4

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 2 of 3 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • Banned Stage: Kanzuki Beach.
  • Legacy mode/controllers are banned.
  • Official DualShock4 controllers must be desync’d after match play. All other wireless controllers are banned.

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (T7:FR)

Logo and the main hero of Tekken 7 video game

Console: Arcade

  • Players must supply their own controller/joystick.
  • Best 3 of 5 Rounds, 99 seconds.
  • Pools best 2 of 3 games.
  • Top 8 best 3 of 5 games.
  • Winner must keep the same character.
  • Loser can switch a character.
  • No wireless or macro-capable controllers allowed.