Capcom has announced the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 (CPT 17) with the upcoming Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM) being revealed as a Global Premier Event.

Capcom has also detailed changes to the qualification process giving more opportunities for players to enter. Premier events no longer provide an auto-qualification into the Capcom Cup but instead will receive Capcom Pro Tour points to help them secure into the Top 30.

More details about the qualification process can be found on the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 announcement site here. BAM9 takes place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 12-14, 2017.

Watch the announcement video: