Forfeits, connection issues and limited slots: Japanese Street Fighter 5 pros weigh in on Capcom Pro Tour Online and North American event problems

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 27, 2020 at 12:54 p.m. PDT | Comments: 11

The Capcom Pro Tour 2020 Online circuit rose from the ashes of the now-cancelled, standard offline events where players around the world now face some new hurdles but also a few new conveniences.

North America's first CPT Online event took place last weekend for the east coast and was not exactly a smooth ride for all of the players involved with lag issues and other complaints which caught the eyes of some of Japan's top competitors.

Translator TheRighteous released a video detailing the reactions of FAV|Sako, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, BST|Fuudo and GyoGun|Moke as they discussed the issues faced so far and how the rest of the season will possibly shape up.

Sako was watching the NA tournament live with his wife Akiki where they talk about Idom's decision to enter despite already qualifying as 2019's Capcom Cup champion.

"Well, it's not like I don't understand how he feels," Sako says as translated by TheRighteous. "But if you look at it from the other player's perspective, you would think 'what a pain!' Try and face him in the middle of your bracket, and you'll definitely think that."

After Idom withdrew from his top 8 match, Akiki seems to misinterpret the Capcom Cup champ's tweets believing that he simply couldn't get back into the lobby and was forced to forfeit. This leads to a pretty ironic couple of statements after where they feel Idom would never quit in the middle of a match.

Fuudo worries the connection problems and serious lag between players like Idom, ElChakotay and MetroM could similarly be an issue for their own CPT events with Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan are all grouped together with a large body of water separating them all.

The trio also comment on how CPT Online now feels similar to the old FGC days where first place was pretty much the only thing that mattered before events and tours began expanding to reward players for reaching top 8 or top 16. Fuudo explains he's not a big fan of that system, but he is still thankful that the CPT is going on at all this year.

Following that the Japanese pros discuss the shortage of slots with only 22 players qualifying for Capcom Cup instead of the regular 32. They joke that it'd be better for them to give someone like RB|Daigo Umehara or Rohto|Tokido the popular vote now, so they don't need to face them in the actual online tournaments.

They do joke, however, that Tokido would be happy to go head hunting in the online CPT events even if he already got a nomination, especially if that included Mago.

Japan won't get it's chance to begin the CPT season until July 25 with the Asia East 1, but they all appear a bit antsy that only two players from the region will make it to Capcom Cup when the usual bracket is made up of many Japanese players.

You can check out the full discussion video below though we do need to note these translations appear to be accurate as far as we have been able to determine, meaning there might be some mistakes within.

Sent in by BLM.

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