All Capcom Pro Tour Asia events have concluded for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition but two players are tied for 8th place, what's next?

How will the tie breaker be handled by Capcom?

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 19, 2019 at 7:43 p.m. PDT | Comments: 23

All Capcom Pro Tour events that award points for the Asian leaderboard have now concluded. These tournaments were FV x SEA Major 2019, Online Event: Asia Southeast, Versus Masters, Saigon Cup 2019, BAM 11, Online Event: Australia, Fighter's Spirit 2019, TGU x SEA Major Thailand 2019, and the most recent Online Event: Asia East.

Since Liquid|Nemo was able to win the Online Event: Asia East tournament, his points jumped from 80 to 280 โ€” which puts him at sixth place. The top eight competitors on the Asian leaderboard will be able to compete at the Asian Regional Finals for the Asian Last Chance Qualifier spot. There's a minor problem however...

CYG|Fuudo and Order|Travis Styles both currently sit at eighth place with 200 points each. We have a situation where two players have tied.

This phenomenon is a first within the lifespan of the Capcom Pro Tour. As a result of this, there does not appear to be any sort of ruling found in the Capcom Pro Tour rules for 2019 regarding this occurrence.

It's worth noting that the Asian Regional Finals this year does not award any points for the Asian leaderboard. Therefore, the point totals right now are basically final.

The other six players that are confirmed to be in the top eight this season are ROHTO|Tokido, Fudoh|Fujimura, UYU|Oil King, RB|Bonchan, RZR|Xian, and MOG|Machabo.

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Travis Styles was able to net himself 200 points as a result of winning the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019: Australia with his Balrog. Meanwhile, Fuudo scored his 200 points by getting third at Saigon Cup 2019 (80 points), fourth at Fighter's Spirit 2019 (20 points), and second at TGU x SEA Major Thailand 2019 (100 points).

It appears that Fuudo attempted to compete at the latest event for the Asian region โ€” the Online Event: Asia East โ€” but he was unable to get eighth or higher. Had he secured an eighth place finish, he would've been awarded at least five points which would've broken the tie with Travis Styles.

As of right now, it is currently unknown what will be done as the Asian Regional Finals will be taking place in Singapore starting on October 12, 2019. A ruling of some sort will need to be determined fairly soon so the competitors can make the necessary flight plans.

We've reached out to Capcom on how they will be handling the tie breaker, but have not yet received a response. Once we know more, we'll be sure to provide an update on the situation.

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