The recent Covid 19 spike has resulted in the cancellation of the Capcom Cup. As with many tournaments and events, the Capcom Cup was postponed last year and moved to the US instead of Paris. It was rescheduled for the first quarter of this year, but has now been cancelled all together.
Besides the Capcom Cup, Capcom has also cancelled the Street Fighter League World Championship which was supposed to be held from February 19 – 21. The cancellation of the event was announced via the official Capcom Pro Tour website.
“Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 worldwide we have unfortunately made the decision to cancel Capcom Cup and the Street Fighter League World Championship scheduled for February 19th through February 21st,” said the announcement. “While we strongly believe that we could have executed a great event with limited risk to players, staff and crew, we have reevaluated as the situation has evolved and the state of this global pandemic has heightened.”
In its place, Capcom will be hosting an online only Season Final, so that the best players from the season can still be highlighted. Players who won an online premier will be invited to participate in this final. Capcom is in the process of reaching out to them to secure participation. We’ll hear more about the Season Final in the coming weeks.
Capcom went on to thank fans, participants, and the fighting game community for their support and understanding during what has clearly been a tough season. “The community deserves a platform to celebrate their persistence in a challenging year, so our goal is to deliver that on February 20th and 21st across the Capcom Fighters network,” concluded the announcement.
Back in June, Capcom had postponed the start date of the Capcom Pro Tour 2020 with respect to the ongoing political situation in the US, and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The North American qualifying rounds of the tournament were pushed to June 20, while the European and Middle Eastern rounds were postponed to June 14. The Asian qualifying rounds also saw a minor postponement to June 26. The tournament was originally slated to kick off on June 6, 2020.
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