Major fighting game event delayed after player passes away at venue

Thunderstruck V suspended until further notice

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 17, 2017 at 4:07 p.m. PDT

Tragic news from Monterrey, Mexico this afternoon as we have reports of the death of one of the players attending Thunderstruck V.

Details are scarce as of right now, and the identity of the deceased has not yet been released.

The player was said to be there for the Guilty Gear competition. As a result the tournament has been suspended and all participants have been asked to leave the venue area.

Thunderstruck is a Capcom Pro Tour event, and the Street Fighter 5 tournament is currently down to the final eight competitors. There is no news as of now as to whether or not the rest of the event will be played.

Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of this fellow fighting game community member.

We'll continue to update this story as any new information becomes available.

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