As confirmed by Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez in the Facebook group Street Fighter Philippines, he and fellow players Justin “JWong” Wong, and Ricki Sophie Ortiz will be participating in the upcoming Manila Cup.
For those who don’t know, these three players are top contenders in the fighting game community who consistently place high in major tournaments. Filipino Champ is one of the top players of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and has won many tournaments for the game including EVO 2012. He has also recently picked up Street Fighter V and placed third in the recently concluded North West Majors 8 held in Washington. JWong is a fighting game veteran with many titles to his name including championships from different games including but not limited to Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter IV, and Street Fighter V. He was also a repeat EVO champion for Marvel vs Capcom 2 and recently he took first place in North West Majors 8 for Street Fighter V. Ricki Ortiz is also a consistent top placer in the Street Fighter Community with several championships under her name for Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Recently she placed fifth in the MadCatz Cup Exhibition and second in the Wizard World Portland Tournament both for Street Fighter V.
These three players will be playing Street Fighter V thanks to XSplit, the organizer of the upcoming Manila Cup which is scheduled to be held on September 10-11 this year. No venue has been announced yet but more details about the event will be revealed soon. Announcements and updates about the Manila Cup 2016 will be coming from the Imperium Pro Team.