Following on yesterday’s announcement, the Street Fighter League website has posted a more detailed (though still incomplete) ruleset for the upcoming Street Fighter V portion of the Intel World Open.* Notable highlights include:
- There will be four players per team
- Thirteen nations, including Japan, will be automatically eligible for the tournament
- Japan will bypass all qualifying competition and will be automatically eligible for the final (top eight) phase
The rules also mention three regions (the Americas, Eastern Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), although it remains unclear whether the tournament will be structured around these regions in any meaningful way.
Eli Horowitz (@BODIEDnovel) is a writer, software professional, and definitely-not-top-four Street Fighter player from Pittsburgh, PA.