Capcom Cup has been cancelled due to rising COVID 19 cases

Capcom has announced it is cancelling this year’s Capcom Cup tournament due to rising cases of COVID 19 across the world, which also means there will be a change to the Capcom Pro Tour season final. Instead of being in person the Capcom Pro Tour final will be taking place online, and that will happen on February 20th and February 21st. Capcom has released a statement on the situation explaining the decision and what will be happening.

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. 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 we will be producing an online only Season Final so that we are still able to high light the best players from this season.

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All players who won an online premier will be invited to participate in the final and we are in the process of reaching out to all eligible players to secure their participation. Details on the revised format will be available on CapcomProTour.com in the next few weeks. We’d like to thank the fans, players and FGC for supporting Capcom Pro Tour through a challeng- ing 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. 

This is the first confirmed event cancellation in the 2021 gaming calendar, and hopefully it will only be one of a handful as the rollout of the COVID 19 vaccination takes place around the world.

Source: Twitter

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