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'We understand that there are bigger, more important voices that deserve to be heard right now' - Capcom Pro Tour Online postponed

East coast players will get to go later this month

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 3, 2020 at 7:45 a.m. PDT • Comments: 220

Capcom Pro Tour Online events were scheduled to officially kick off later this week, but that is no longer the case according to Capcom.

The announcement comes from the Capcom USA Twitter account which announced they as a company will be curtailing gaming related posts for the time being including postponing the start of the Capcom Pro Tour Online.

Now, the North America East 1 tournament that was scheduled to be held June 6โ€“7 this weekend has been moved to June 20โ€“21 as revealed by Capcom Fighters in light of current events of global protests and civil unrest following the death of George Floyd by a police officer.

Europe East and Middle East 1's online tournament, scheduled to take place next week from June 13โ€“14, will not be changing dates and will serve as the official start of the competitive season for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition.

Capcom was previously forced to cancel their entire plans for the Capcom Pro Tour 2020 due to the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus / COVID-19 leading to the current online structure.

Other video game companies have made similar announcements and statements in the past few days including Sony postponing their PlayStation 5 reveal event that was originally going to take place on June 4.

You can find Capcom's full statement below.

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Capcom's Postponement Statement

With respect to current events, Capcom will refrain from game-related posts on our social channels for the time being. We will also be postponing Capcom Pro Tour Online, which was scheduled to begin this weekend.

We at Capcom support Black communities and everyone who is standing against racism and fighting for equality for all. We understand that there are bigger, more important voices that deserve to be heard right now, and the spotlight belongs to them.

#BlackLivesMatter

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