ELEAGUE's SFV Invitational Prepares for the Group of Death
Prepare yourself, fighting game fans. The time has come for ELEAGUE's Street Fighter V Invitational Group D round -- otherwise known as the Group of Death.
The Invitational's previous three rounds featured some truly scintillating play from household FGC names such as Tokido, Problem X, and Punk -- but what we've seen so far might very well pale in comparison to what will go down in the ELEAGUE studios in less than 48 hours.
And the action will start right out of the gate.
Two living Street Fighter legends in Daigo Umehara and Haitani are set to face each other in Match 2 of round-robin play(!), while Fujimura, Infiltration, FChamp, and iDom will round out the star-studded field while vying for the group's number one seed.
Stakes are high, the competition is fiercer than ever before, and anyone could win -- or go home.
"Group D stands for the Group of Death. It was clearly constructed with entertainment top of mind, with it bringing such heavyweights as EVO Champions Daigo, Infiltration and Filipino Champ. Get your popcorn ready."
-- Zhi "Zhieeep" Liang Chew, ELEAGUE Analyst
Starting tomorrow, Friday, June 22 at 3 p.m. EDT on ELEAGUE's Twitch channel and B/R Live, Group D round-robin play will get underway, with competitors facing each other for a chance at two spots in the Invitational's playoffs -- and a prize pool worth more than $250,000.
Fans can see the entire round-robin schedule by visiting ELEAGUE's website.
Following the livestream, be sure to tune in to TBS at 11 p.m. EDT/PDT to see the group's strongest world warriors square off in the upper- and lower-bracket Group D finals.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on ELEAGUE and Street Fighter V as it develops. Make sure to check out our ongoing coverage of the tournament here.