Although the format of the Capcom export competitions have been entirely translated to the online market during the last year, the company has decided to cancel the Capcom Cup 2021 due to the growing cases of COVID-19 worldwide and concerns
The event, which was to take place in February 2022, will be replaced by an online event at the end of the competitive season, giving time for a few months to stabilise the situation. This is the second consecutive year that the Capcom Cup is cancelled due to the global health situation and replacement competition will probably follow the regional format of the Capcom Pro Tour Season Final 2020 which replaced the Capcom Cup 2020.
Here is the Capcom statement on the cancellation of the Capcom Cup: “With the increase in cases of COVID-19, including the Omicron variant, which causes uncertainty and many complications at global level, Capcom is once again in the difficult position of □ The team did not make this decision lightly, as we know what the Capcom Cup means for the community and for the players who have trained so hard to qualify. The entire team of exhibits offers our sincere apologies. We wanted nothing more than the return of the event in style, but the health and safety of the players and of all the people involved are our top priority.”
More information about the event that will replace the Capcom Cup will be shared in the coming weeks, but the board will consist of players who have earned a seat at Capcom Cup VIII through the regional online competitions during the Capcom Pro Tour of the year just past
Capcom also canceled the Street Fighter League: World Championship 2021 (have you read our review of Street Fighter 5?), which would be held during the Capcom Cup, abruptly interrupting the SFL season.