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Chilean Street Fighter 5 player indefinitely banned from Capcom Pro Tour for unsportsmanlike conduct

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 2, 2021 at 3:49 p.m. PDT • Comments: 37

Today, Capcom announced they are banning Chilean Street Fighter 5 player Luis "BLK_Shadow" Alegria indefinitely from all Capcom Pro Tour and official events due to unsportsmanlike conduct.

A verbal altercation reportedly occurred during the South American West 1 CPT qualifier event caused by BLK_Shadow against another player and tournament organizers.

Details about what was said in the argument have not been made public, but it appeared to stem from the other competitor requesting a speed test check for BLK_Shadow.

"On May 22 during the CPT South America West 2021 event, our player was publicly insulted and harassed by the player known as 'Shadow', who persecuted him for having requested a connection test given his history in other tournaments against multiple opponents in the past," wrote the other player's sponsor Hadouken Dojo Gamer in a post on May 24 as translated by Google.

BLK_Shadow was then banned from all Hadouken Dojo Gamer events going forward until an apology was issued, and the team urged other organizers to consider taking similar steps.

This is the first ban of the 2021 season Capcom has handed out following the company's expansion of player conduct guidelines for the CPT, which included new rules pertaining to harassment and social media.

In 2020, Capcom banned three other competitors, Christina "CeroBlast" Tran, Dalauan "LowTierGod" Sparrow and Ryan "FChamp" Ramirez, for their own conduct, and only CeroBlast has received a lift on their status currently.

Given these situations, the CPT organizers will likely be looking for amends to be made and behavior to change before BLK_Shadow can return back to the tournament space.

You can find Capcom's full statement on the ban below.

Capcom Fighters' statement on BLK_Shadow's indefinite ban

During the South American West 1 qualifier Luis "BLK_Shadow" Alegria engaged in un-sportsman-like conduct against fellow players and tournament organizers within chat. This is a clear violation of Capcom's player code of conduct, so we have concluded that we have no choice but to ban "BLK_Shadow" indefinitely from all Capcom-owned and/or operated events including Capcom Pro Tour and Street Fighter League, until further notice.

This is a global ban, meaning it applies to tournaments and events in all locations throughout the world.

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