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Two competitors quit during top 8 of CPT Online Street Fighter 5 event citing latency issues

Capcom Cup champion iDom and top competitor ElChakotay disqualify themselves mid set

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 21, 2020 at 4:33 p.m. PDT • Comments: 105

The Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America East 1 is the online Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition event that's transpiring over the weekend. Unfortunately, internet connection issues has caused the Capcom Cup 2019 champion to drop out of the tournament.

Initially, it looked like iDom's Poison was efficiently controlling the pacing of the match against MetroM's Vega in the top 8. Eventually, MetroM ended up securing a lead with a series of command grabs.

When the commentators were disconnected from spectating, they were forced to wait for more information before they could relay what would happen.

It turns out that iDom had opted to drop from the tournament as the connection was unstable. "iDom is apparently saying that MetroM is too laggy and he cannot play," said Rynge.

"I think it's safe to assume that the matches are indeed going to go to MetroM," said Jeremy 'Vicious' Mitchell, the other commentator.

As a result, iDom forfeited from the tournament and was eliminated from the losers bracket. MetroM and his Vega would then go on to play against ElChakotay's R. Mika.

"I'm not playing MetroM," said iDom on Twitter. "I feel sorry for whoever has to qualify like this. Capcom please unban the grid too. Also, I'm sorry for anyone I beat along the way. I literally have three people blacklisted, and MetroM is one of them."

A similar situation would arise during ElChakotay and MetroM's set together. After the second match was concluded, ElChakotay would leave the lobby and forfeit the set.

"If only you could've seen that fight from my end. LOL GGs," stated ElChakotay on Twitter. "Thanks Capcom for banning the grid."

Notably, iDom is already qualified for Capcom Cup 2020 at the end of the year due to his victory at Capcom Cup 2019.

The clip below shows the spectator's view of the match before the disconnection occurred. Following this, iDom declared that he would forfeit from the tournament.

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