CPT prize pool increased by almost half by crowdfunding
The Pro Tour DLC has raised the prize pool significantly.
The 2016 Capcom Pro Tour is reaching its height next month, and it'll all kick off on December 3 at PlayStation Experience in the Anaheim Convention centre. The Street Fighter V tournament will feature eight finalists battling for a prize pool of over $350,000, and what's interesting about this prize pool is that, aside from the base $250,000, over $100,000 has been raised so far through crowdfunding.
Anyone who plays Street Fighter V might notice that some pieces of DLC are labelled 'Capcom Pro Tour.' Those who purchase this DLC will see 30% of their purchase go directly to the prize pool for the Pro Tour - meaning you're directly contributing to the tournament, and getting some cool in-game luxuries whilst you're at it. This offer is still ongoing, so it wouldn't be a surprise if we saw the prize pool climb even higher over the next week.
This isn't the first time we've seen a prize pool increased thanks to the fans. Earlier this year Riot Games employed the same tactic, and anyone who bought a championship skin in-game would see a portion of their purchase contributed to the World Championships prize pool. Even before this, Valve used the same methods for their Dota2 International. Did you purchase any of the DLC?