Capcom is a legendary gaming company, famous for titles like Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. It’s not surprising, given Capcom’s presence in video games, that their e-sports league and tournaments are some of the highest attended and watched around the world. Being excited about all things eSports, we were stoked when Capcom called us to create a unique and impressive trophy to be presented to the winner of the Street Fighter V World Finals each year for the next 9 years and permanently on display at Capcom headquarters.
We hit the ground running. We started first with sketches to explore three distinct creative directions, then created a 3D model before it was put into final production. It was important that the trophy accurately represented the spirit of the Street Fighter V game and the grandeur of being the world Champion. We were able to capture the significance and power of the trophy by including the famous silhouette of Ryu’s dragon punch as a gold-plated die cut piece over the trophy resin cup with gold handles to match. To put it all over the top we added LED lights to illuminate the whole cup for dramatic effect.