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Street Fighter IV is now the tool to fight against hunger! Capcom has teamed up with Gamestop and the Evo Championship Series to host the US championship finals and food drive. Video games are good for the community yes? Here’s the full release:

GAMESTOP
PARTNERS WITH CAPCOM AND THE EVO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES TO
“FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER” AT

STREET FIGHTER
IV

NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

WHAT:

GAMESTOP, the
world’s largest video game retailer, has partnered with
CAPCOM and the EVO Championship Series, the largest and
longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world, to host the

Street Fighter IV US National Championship Finals
on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 7p.m. The event will take place at
Fort Mason in San Francisco, where 16 national finalists will
battle it out for the Grand Prize before advancing to represent the
US in an International Exhibition featuring champions from Japan
and Korea. Street Fighter fans will be able to experience the
action up close and personal as the finalists will be playing
live-on stage with a giant jumbo screen to show off every bit of
the battle.

To coincide with
the tournament, attendees are invited to join GameStop and Capcom
for the “Street Fighter Fights Hunger” charity food
drive in partnership with SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK. Guests are
invited to do their part by bringing gifts of canned foods or
nominal donations to be collected at the event.

Additional event festivities include:

SFIV game play
kiosks

Autograph
signing with YOSHINORI ONO, Producer for SFIV, and SETH KILLIAN,
EVO founder and Special Advisor to the game

Performances by
freestyle dance crew and America’s Best Dance Crew finalists,
SUPREME SOUL, live on-stage throughout the night

DJ spinning
throughout the night

SFIV-themed
costume contest, activities, and prizes

E-Shots photo
booth, Venom Energy Drink samplings, Estate LA custom hat
experience, Coveroo laser etching experience, and SFIV
models

VISUALS:

Crowds of
enthusiastic gamers (more than 1,500 people expected)

Fans cheering
for “cage-style” video game tournament

Attendees making
donations for charity food drive

Consumers
playing at game kiosks

Costume contest
with fans competing for prizes

WHEN:

Saturday, April
18, 2009

7–11p.m.

WHERE:

Fort
Mason Center,
San Francisco

http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml

CONTACT:

GameStop:

Laura Mustard
516-884-8895

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