We’re getting close to the Capcom Cup and future updates to Street Fighter 6, but something stranger has just been announced. Justin Wong had a big announcement to make. It’s not about the changing state of the game or an upcoming tournament, but a Street Fighter 6 reality show he’s hosting. This new series will see 8 players compete in a reality tv style game, with contestants gradually voted out.
The new Street Fighter 6 game show from Justin Wong is coming as a collaboration with the sponsor Logitech. It’s going to be hosted online, with players getting the chance to rise up the ranks. It’s an opportunity for younger and newer players to make a big impact in the game as they develop, winning slots at fighting game esports majors. How will it work and why is a game show format being used for a fighting game?
Street Fighter 6 Reality Show – How Will Justin Wong’s Show Work?
In a new YouTube video, Justin Wong has just announced he’s hosting a Street Fighter 6 game show called NXT UP. It’s going to use a familiar reality show format. A small group of players compete through various challenges and activities. One by one the audience will vote them out. We’ll eventually be with just the best SF 6 players in the series. The prize for this feature is a $10K cash pool, but also an invitation to 3 Majors this year. It’s a head start for players on reaching the top level of Street Fighter 6 if they can win.
Who is eligible to play in the Street Fighter 6 reality show? There are a few conditions on players. They’ll need to not currently be a sponsored player. Beyond that, they can’t be well-known. Essentially anyone already set up can’t enter, even if they aren’t currently signed. They also have to fit the legal basics of working in North America and being over 18. Beyond that, it comes down to players’ submissions. They’ll have to send off an audition tape to be a part of the Street Fighter 6 game show.
This new feature coming from Justin Wong is definitely interesting. We’ve not really seen anything like this in fighting game esports before. Hopefully, it’ll lead to some emerging talent getting a head start in SF.