LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 04: Players compete in the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition grand championship during day three of the 2019 Evolution Championship Series at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on August 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)

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We’re rapidly closing in one the end of the esports year. With only a few major events left in 2019, one in particular stands out. The Capcom Cup wraps up the 2019 fighting game season as the best players in the world are invited to compete. This year’s event will be held in Los Angeles with a $120,000 dollar first place prize on the line. This year, there’ll be some extra energy in the house however.

Professional wrestler and long time gaming advocate Kenny Omega is set to co-host the event. He’ll also serve as an interview and emcee during the round of 32 and the finals. With the best of the world in attendance, it’ll make for appointment viewing all weekend long. For those wanting to watch, you can tune in from December 13th through the 15th on Twitch.

Joe’s thoughts: Norris will give a breakdown this week of what to expect from the competition, so I’ll focus on talking about Kenny’s appearance. The FGC and pro wrestling have been crossing over quite a bit in recent years. All Elite Wrestling held an event at CEO in Daytona Beach this year called Fighter-fest. WWE Superstar Xavier Woods is a major advocate for gaming, and has actually competed in a show match against Kenny Omega.

Anyway you break this down, it’ll make for an exciting show this weekend. The gaming and wrestling communities have a lot of over-lap, so it seems like a match made in heaven. As gaming becomes a more acceptable hobby, we’ll see more people trying to blend their passion with their careers. I can’t wait to see what sort of events we’ll be seeing as we approach 2030.