Daigo - 'I've decided to sit out any upcoming Capcom Pro Tour ranking events'

The Beast looks to avoid hindering other players' chances at making it into Capcom Cup

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 12, 2017 at 6:35 p.m. PDT

A bit of bittersweet news for CYG|Daigo fans today, as Street Fighter's most celebrated player has stated that he will not be participating in any more Capcom Pro Tour ranking events this year.

With his recent string of tournament success, Daigo has climbed to the number nine spot on the CPT leaderboards, and now has more than enough points to ensure Capcom Cup berth.

As a result, The Beast has decided to forgo participating in any more events so as not to hinder the progress of players still trying to qualify.

The Japanese fan favorite posted a message on his Twitter earlier today (which you can read all of below) detailing his thoughts and decision.

The language used specifically says that Daigo will not be attending "Capcom Pro Tour Ranking events," though the message as a whole seems to imply Premier events as well, given that he's trying to avoid gatekeeping.

Are you more sad that you won't see Daigo, or happy to hear of him being such a stand up player? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Source: Capcom Pro Tour.
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