Dragon Ball FighterZ cancelled at DreamHack Atlanta for reasons undisclosed; event Fighting Game Director, Alex Jebailey, comments

Jebailey - I would never cancel any tournament at an event because of entry numbers. I can't publicly speak on exact reasons

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 3, 2018 at 11:52 a.m. PDT

DreamHack Atlanta is set to come to fruition in just a few short weeks on November 17th, but the Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament has been stricken from the schedule.

Fighting Game Director for the event, Alex Jebailey, took to Twitter earlier today to deliver the unfortunate news, offering apologies on behalf of the event and encouraging DBFZ players to enjoy the many other tournaments DreamHack Atlanta will offer.

Community members immediately began questioning the reason for the sudden cancellation, which remains undisclosed. Jebailey did note that this was specifically not because of low entrant levels, though current DBFZ sign up numbers equaled less than 40.

"I would never cancel any tournament at an event because of entry numbers. I can't publicly speak on exact reasons," he responded to those speculating about the motivations behind the nixing of the tournament.

This has led some community members to wonder if licensing issues with such entities as Toei Animation are the cause for this, and if such issues will affect other Dragon Ball FighterZ events in the future.

Jebailey posted a few tweets as well as a more formal statement, and you can read through both via the images below:

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