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Infiltration has registered for Street Fighter 5 tournaments at EVO Japan 2020 and Final Round 2020 as his self-imposed ban is nearing its conclusion

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • November 5, 2019 at 7:27 p.m. PST • Comments: 85

Back in November 2018, Infiltration was released by Panda Global and had voluntarily dropped out of the Capcom Pro Tour for the 2018 and 2019 seasons due to a reported altercation with his ex-wife. As a result, many Street Fighter 5 fans haven't seen much of Infiltration throughout most of 2019.

However, this self-imposed ban will be concluding later this month. Infiltration is already registering for Street Fighter 5 tournaments that will be hosted in 2020.

More specifically, Infiltration has declared his registration for EVO Japan 2020 and Final Round 2020.

According to Infiltration, he'll be participating in the Samurai Shodown and Street Fighter 5 tournaments at EVO Japan 2020, as well as the Samurai Shodown, Street Fighter 5, and Granblue Fantasy Versus events at Final Round 2020.

Despite his absence from Street Fighter 5 events, Infiltration has continued to prove himself to be a top tier competitor when it comes to fighting games. Most notably, at EVO 2019, Infiltration was able to secure himself a first place finish at the Samurai Shodown event that was present using his Genjuro.

Before dropping out from the Capcom Pro Tour, he managed to win EVO 2016's Street Fighter 5 event the first year the game was released.

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He was also the most dominant player of the Capcom Pro Tour during the first half of the year as he finished with 1,670 points — with the second place competitor securing a comparable 1,048 points.

Infiltration has also demonstrated himself to be quite versatile when it comes switching characters and fighting games. In the first season of the Capcom Pro Tour, he mained Nash, and was probably the most successful Nash user at the time.

Although Infiltration was unable to qualify with Juri during the second season, he was able to score a total of 470 points throughout the year. Regardless, he still managed to win a Capcom Pro Tour event with the character despite major doubts about her viability from the community.

In Season 3, Infiltration managed to get about 1,600 points by relying mostly on his Menat before dropping out. Had he continued and gained no additional points, he would've finished at 11th during the third season.

Since his temporary departure, four new characters have been revealed — Kage, E. Honda, Poison, and Lucia. We're expecting more character announcements later this month and in December.

In addition to this, there will very likely be Season 5 balance adjustments made to the entire roster. As a result, it's completely up in the air who Infiltration will be playing in the future. Regardless, his adaptability means that he'll likely be able to catch up despite his absence.

So what does this mean for the Capcom Pro Tour in the 2020 season? We could be seeing the rankings shaken up next year if Infiltration decides to commit to the game once again.

Photo source: Capcom Fighters.

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