Wanna be a fighting Internet star? Cross Assault opens for auditions

Gaming, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Let’s face it, video game rivalries are among the fiercest out there, particularly among fighting games. Well now Capcom is letting the Tekken and Street Fighter fans bump heads in their newly announced online reality TV show “Cross Assault” for their upcoming video game Street Fighter X Tekken.

The show will feature a two teams of players train and fight against each other in a week-long tournament for the grand prize of $25,000 and ultimate bragging rights for their chosen side: Team Tekken or Team Street Fighter. The best part? They’re currently accepting auditions.

The developer will be choosing 10 participants (five for each team) to train on the show under two unnamed “legendary players.” All you have to do to enter is create a YouTube video explaining why you deserve to be on the show, as well as fill out an application form on the official Capcom sign-up site.

Here’s the skinny in Capcom’s full release on the show:

Capcom is excited to announce we are collaborating with IPlayWinner and Team Spooky to deliver the first ever fighting-game-centered internet reality show.  Under the leadership of two legendary players from the fighting game scene, 10 players will compete for pride, fame and a grand prize of $25,000.

We present “Cross Assault.” – five players will be chosen to represent Team Street Fighter, five players will be chosen to represent Team Tekken.

Competing on Capcom’s next premier fighting game, Street Fighter X Tekken, the playing field is even. With strategic advice from the coaches, players must work together as a team and race to find the most effective strategies to win team challenges, or risk elimination.

And it’s completely LIVE.  We will be live streaming practice sessions, team challenges, elimination matches, as well as player interviews and insight from special guests. You can watch as much as you want, and see the action unfold as it happens.

With all the great fighting game players across the country, it would be pretty sweet to see someone from Arizona represent. So get out there and show your team pride!

Christen Bejar writes for the local gamer blog The Pause Button and tweets as IncreaseBlue on Twitter.

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About Christen Bejar

Christen BejarChristen Bejar is a freelance gaming writer who started the local blog The Pause Button while studying at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. For Nerdvana, Bejar reviews video games and also previews, recaps and photographs many local events from a gamer's perspective.