Flyer from S.I.N.'s tournament

The World Fighting Championship[1] (ワールドバトルトーナメント Wārudo Batoru Tōnamento?, "World Battle Tournament") is the primary tournament all the Street Fighters participate in. It is alternatively known as the World Warrior Tournament or simply the Street Fighter Tournament. Several different organizations have hosted this tournament.


The first World Fighting Championship was held by Sagat with Ryu emerging as the champion. The second was held by M. Bison and Shadaloo in which Akuma killed Bison, though there isn't an official winner. The third was held by S.I.N., and the fourth by Gill's organization, the Illuminati, in which Alex won officially after being sought after by the organization itself.


There's no real restrictions in the tournament, and weapons (including firearms) are allowed. There's no class distinction or grade requirement and any fighting style is welcome. Winner is decided by knockout. In Street Fighter II, the contender would face Balrog, Vega and Sagat and then finally Bison. In Street Fighter IV, the contender would fight their rival and then fight Seth.

Known ParticipantsEdit

First Tournament (Inaugural)Edit

Second Tournament (Shadaloo)Edit

Third Tournament (S.I.N.)Edit

Fourth Tournament (Illuminati)Edit


  • Capcom as well as other animation and filming studios had no interest of developing a plot centered on a fighting tournament for their animes, cartoons and films of Street Fighter, unlike most of the comic books and the manga. But the tournaments did have major scenes in Street Fighter (TV series) that was loosely based on Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers and Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation that was loosely based on Street Fighter Alpha 2. In those two plots, the world warriors fight in one location and most or some of the world warriors compete in the tournaments while the other fighters from the game are absent.



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