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Capcom Cup 2021 cancelled due to rising COVID cases; another online season final to take its place

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 6, 2022 at 7:24 p.m. PST • Comments: 114

Capcom announced Thursday evening on Twitter that the coming Capcom Cup 2021, which was slated to take place here in February of 2022, will no longer be happening. Similar to what played out in 2021, there will be an online finale instead.

Details on said finale are yet to be given, but we do know the players who qualified for this year's Capcom Cup will be the ones competing in it. Read on to see Capcom's official statement on the matter, including what's to become of the Street Fighter League finale, which was slated to play out at Capcom Cup.

This year's Pro Tour was all played out online, also similar to last year, but fans were in hopes that an in-person finals competition would help kick off an exciting year for Street Fighter 5. Such a major event as Capcom Cup virtually always bring with them major announcements, and many in the community are supposing this is likely when we'll hear about a Street Fighter 6.

Any reveals planned for Capcom Cup will likely still place, perhaps during the audible online finale.

Capcom's official statement on the matter is as follows:

With rising cases of COVID-19 including the Omicron variant causing uncertainty and complications globally, Capcom once again finds itself in the difficult position of having to cancel CAPCOM CUP. The team did not come to this decision lightly, as we know what CAPCOM CUP means to the community and the players who trained so diligently to qualify. The entire esports team offers our sincerest apologies. Please know we share your frustration, as we wanted nothing more than to have this event return in a big way, but the health and safety of the players and everyone involved is our highest priority.

The CAPCOM CUP VIII event, which was scheduled to be held in the United States in February 2022, will be cancelled. However, as an alternative, Capcom will produce an online season final event featuring the players who have won the right to participate in CAPCOM CUP VIII. Stay tuned for more information.

The Street Fighter League: World Championship 2021, a competition between the top two teams from the Street Fighter League" Pro-US 2021 and Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2021, was scheduled to be held in February 2022 during CAPCOM CUP VIII. The Street Fighter League: World Championship 2021 will also be cancelled.

Please note that the above tournament cancellations and changes are subject to change without prior notice.

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