Sega Announces Virtua Fight 5 Final Showdown Tournament


Annual Tournament in Partnership with Level|Up

SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the SEGA Cup: Virtua Fighter Tournament 2013. The tournament, in partnership with Level|Up, will take place in Los Angeles at the Super Arcade on April 20, 2013. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 16 players. The version for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will be used for the competition.

Based on the latest arcade version of the celebrated Virtua Fighter series, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown launched in June 2012 for PlayStation®Network (PSN) and for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (XBLA). It was a critical and commercial success and maintained the Virtua Fighter series’ reputation of being the “fighting game fan’s fighter.”

The SEGA Cup: Virtua Fighter Tournament will be an annual competition and will be open to all Virtua Fighter fans. To assist fans in training for the event, SEGA will launch the official Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Guide on the App Store™ today for $0.99.

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About SEGA® of America, Inc.:

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment.  SEGA of America’s Web site is located at

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With high quality production, directing, and an adaptive regimen, Level|Up provides entertainment with programming consisting of consumer product reviews, tournaments, special event coverage, tutorials, and footage of professional gamers. By incorporating the technologies of our content delivery networks, we are able to bring this diverse programming to a global audience. Streaming services, and, are used for our live internet broadcasts. Viewers unable to attend our streamed events can join others and enjoy the high quality coverage provided by the Level|Up streaming staff at Built on a fused foundation of player experience, technology, and organization, Level|Up is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the world. Level Up’s Web site is located at