LexC wins CPT 2017 Online’s First Qualifying Event, Asia/Oceania One!

Last weekend, the first online qualifier for the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 season took place. We saw a 63-man bracket that spanned half of Asia/Oceania whittled down into an amazing Top 8, all of which was streamed via the Capcom Fighters channel.

When the fog of war died down, LexC’s Balrog was standing victorious over MindRPG’s M. Bison! Although the Grand Finals bracket had been initially reset by MindRPG, LexC was able to cling to a pixel of life and yank the rope back over to his side, winning the qualifier as a result! Congratulations to LexC for the win!

With his victory in the first online qualifier for Asia, LexC bags 160 ranking points for himself while MindRPG takes home a hundred. And as per the rules of the CPT Online series, the Top 16 of each bracket will be given their share of points. Below is a complete list of the winners and the points they’ve earned, taken from the official Capcom Pro Tour website.

Didn’t get to catch the action at their live stream? You’ve no need to fear, because these guys have an aptitude for uploading footage almost immediately after a tournament has reached its conclusion. You can go straight to the Capcom Fighters YouTube page to find match videos for the Asia/Oceania One Qualifier’s Top 8.

If you’d rather just check out the Grand Finals with LexC and MindRPG right now, see the video below! Enjoy.

The next CPT Online qualifiers will be coming up next week. These will concern portions of North America and Latin America. One thing to bear in mind is that each region is divided up into sections that will play in different qualifiers for the circuit. For instance, because these will be the first qualifiers for NA and LATAM respectively, only players from the following regions will be eligible to participate next week:

North America (Region 1): Events 1 and 3
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma,British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

Latin America (Region 1): Events 1 and 3
Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Republic of Panama, Puerto Rico

Visit the CPT Online bracket page at Smash.GG to find your corresponding region and sign up! All brackets are free to enter. Only requirements you must meet are that you must be at least thirteen years of age, have a sufficient Internet connection and be able to provide your CFN (Capcom Fighter’s Network ID) for effective communication with the organizers.

If you’re still uncertain as to how the CPT Online series works, refer to this article for more information.

As far as the offline side of things goes, you’ve got not one, but three events to enjoy this weekend! Each one will take place at different regions, and when you take the differing time zones into account, you just might be able to catch all three of them when they happen! See below for the names of these CPT events as well as links to their information pages:

Texas Showdown 2017 – CPT Ranking Event
Fighter’s Spirit 2017 – CPT Ranking Event
The Colosseum 2017 – CPT Ranking Event

To any and all competitors going, good luck and give it your all!

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