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Sure, StarCraft 2 and League of Legends make for some excellent spectator e-sporting events, but there's a specific brand of excitement, tension and hype that can only be found at world-class competitive fighting-game tournaments like the Canada Cup.

Competitors from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Sweden, Japan and Korea will compete in Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (among other titles). The festivities run all day, however the main event (Top 32 for SSF4:AE) starts at 4PM Eastern. Just past the break for the full schedule.

Who will emerge victorious?! Fight!

All times in MST:
  • 8:00 AM - Doors open
  • 10:00 AM - Final 4 for each side tournament begins on Main Stage (T6, BB, HDR, MK9, 3SO)
  • 12:00 PM - Top 16 for MVC3
  • 2:00 PM - Top 32 for SSF4
  • 6:00 PM - Internation 5 on 5 finale
  • 8:00 PM - Awards ceremony begins, event ends and doors close afterward
  • 9:00 PM - 2:00am - Wrap-up Party at Dickens!

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