Capcom Pro Tour 2020 headed entirely online, to kick off June 6

Capcom Cup to take place in 2021 in the US

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT | Comments: 29

Capcom has officially announced that their 2020 Capcom Pro Tour will now be headed entirely online as a result of complications and event cancellations due to COVID-19.

This news broke over the official Pro Tour website, and clarifies that all scheduled offline events have been taken off this year's Tour and will be replaced by 18 online events.

"In place of the previous schedule, Capcom will be introducing 18 online regional tournaments, which kicks off with a tournament in the NA East region on June 6th," reads the update. "The stakes will be high for these events, as the winners from each of the 18 online tournaments will auto qualify for Capcom Cup 2020.

"In addition to the 18 online winners, the Capcom Cup 2019 Champion (iDom) will be offered a slot at Capcom Cup 2020. The final slot will be awarded to one of the 31 finalists from Capcom Cup 2019 through a community vote, bringing the total to 20 players who will compete to become the Capcom Cup 2020 champion."

In looking at the updated CPT schedule we see that there will be four regions (North America, Asia, Latin America, and Europe) from which players can compete. We'll have six representatives from Asia and four from each of the other regions.

This season's Capcom Cup will be held in the first quarter of 2021 and will no longer be taking in place in Paris, France as initially planned. Instead, the 20 finalists will be competing for the Cup once again in the United States. With the updated tournament format, there are updated tournament rules which you can view right here.

Finally, Capcom promises more details concerning their major yearly circuit at a later date. You can get a good idea of the revised road to Capcom Cup thanks to this graphic:

Cap Cup 2020 image #1
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