Calling all Street Fighter V fans! Northern Arena is holding the Northern Arena Knockout 2017 Circuit for an opportunity to become one of the best Street Fighter V players in the world!

TORONTO – Northern Arena partners with Bell, the Canadian National Exhibition and noted members of the Canadian fighting game community to present the Northern Arena Knockout 2017 Circuit, with finals taking place Sept 15-17 inside Bell Media Studios. Our goal is to encourage up and coming talent to compete and give them an opportunity to become among the best Street Fighter V players in the world. We understand that it is often difficult for players in such large competitive gaming scenes to visualize the route to becoming a professional. With the Knockout circuit, we are aiming to pave the way for these players from amateur to pro while simultaneously promoting the grassroots communities throughout Canada.

Street Fighter Community Events

Northern Arena is working closely with already established grassroots Street Fighter V community events across Canada. With this in mind, winners from each of these community series’ will have earned a spot at Northern Arena CNE Open in August. Below is the list of qualifier events with links to their respective Facebook groups:

Montreal: August 1, 8, 15, 22

Location: Mixed Virtual Arts – 2069 Rue Pathenais, Montreal

Qualification Slots: 3

Toronto: August 2, 9, 16, 23

Location: Meltdown eSports Bar Toronto – 686 College St, Toronto, ON

Qualification Slots: 3

Hamilton: August 3, 10, 17, 24

Location: 1UP Games – 105 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Qualification Slots: 2

Northern Arena CNE Open – Street Fighter V

This will be a 128 player open bracket competition, taking place at the Canadian National Exhibition August 25 to 27 in Toronto, will be open for any competitor within North America. While it is a Canadian event, we aren’t excluding our fellow fighters south of the border as we know there is quite an abundance of talent down there too. The top 8 players from the open bracket will join the 8 community winners in a 16 player playoff bracket where they will fight for the $5,000 prize pool. Apart from the prize pool, the top 4 players in the playoff bracket will have secured their spot at Northern Arena Knockout in September. Those wishing to attend or participate can visit the event page.

In order to participate in the competition, you will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Purchase a CNE pass for your event’s first day
  • Register for the tournament
  • Bring your FightStick

Northern Arena Knockout

The 4 players who make it to Knockout in September have already accomplished great feats, but their hardest task awaits them as they will be placed in a 16 player double elimination bracket alongside 12 invited international professional Street Fighter V players. These highly skilled players will ultimately fight for the $30,000 prize pool. Full event details for Knockout will be released at a later date so be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for live updates.

*Participants will need to purchase initial entry passes to CNE. Complimentary passes will be provided to players who advance to subsequent days.

*Northern Arena will be providing a discount code for purchasing CNE tickets, see event page for more details.


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