Companies Competition, the heart and Soul of the fighting game community

企業対抗ロゴ

Companies Competition ~ Street Fighter V ~

The Opening ceremony for Corporate Competition

On December 10th 2016, a 3-on-3 tournament was held on the 12th floor of the KADOKAWA office in Tokyo, Japan. 32 companies gathered to finally give rest to the eternal question, Who is the Best? The rules were simple, 3-on-3, 2 rounds, First to One. The team to grab two wins gets to advance to the next round.

The Kicker

Prior to the match, all companies are granted 1 minute to introduce their company. After both companies were acquainted with each other, an exchange of business cards would occur and it’s straight to the VS screen.

(Left)(Right)Square Enix promoting their product

The fights begin!!

Koei Techmo Holdings Corp. Vs. Pokelabo Inc.

Eighting Co. Ltd. Vs. Extreme Co. Ltd.

 

 NHN Techorus Corp. make it to the finals defeating Capcom Co., Ltd.(left)Capcom defeated in semi-finals(right)NHN Techorus make it the finals!

 

Square Enix Co., Ltd. make it to the finals!

Square Enix make it to the finals

 

The last business card exchange!Square Enix Co., Ltd. Vs. NHN Techorus Corp. in the finals!

Square EnixとNHNテコラスの名刺交換

 

The epic fights concluded with Square Enix Co., Ltd. winning 2 -1 against NHN Techorus Corp.!

Square Enix when they win the finals

Square Enix awarded with Trophy and pro player Kazunoko's sign

The importance of having fun

Video games ultimately must be enjoyable. With the rise of the eSports movement, video games are slowly turning into a competitive sport rather than for pure enjoyment. It’s very easy to lose sight of what is important when the sole goal is to keep winning. The Companies Competition reminded us today of the old times when friends used to gather together to just wind down and have some fun.

The players enjoying the Street Fighter Tournament

Japanese players are usually very well reserved when it comes time for competition, but today there was special energy in the air.

A special announcement was given at the end of the Tournament detailing the next Companies Competition and we only hope there are more to come.

Special Thanks to the crew who made all of this possible, this tournament could not have happened without their hard work.

Group Photo Shoryuken
Everyone favorite Shoryuken group photo
Photography By Makoto Hirata

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Writer: enn_thomas