A combo of old and new is the theme for the 2022 season of Capcom Pro Tour. For the first time in recent memory, the tournament format will be comprised of online and offline auto-qualifying events. In addition, players will have the opportunity to qualify for Capcom Cup through World Warrior, a new program originally announced in December 2019 that was postponed due to the pandemic.
Online Premiers – For the 2022 season, Capcom will operate 19 online regional premiers across 19 territories. Each online premier will be region-locked. Winners will automatically qualify for Capcom Cup and the top four finalists of each online premier will split a prize pool of $5,000. Rules will be released at a later date.
The International Olympic Committee’s March 11, 2022 statement regarding its sporting events in relation to the situation in Ukraine (https://olympics.com/ioc/news/-give-peace-a-chance) discusses the fairness to participating regions and the safety of participating athletes. Capcom both agrees with the views expressed in these points and has also decided to exclude Russia and Belarus from our CAPCOM Pro Tour 2022 online competition areas until the current crisis has been resolved.
Offline Premiers – Capcom Pro Tour is returning to offline events which will take place at existing FGC majors. The winner of each offline event will automatically qualify for Capcom Cup. Details on the offline events will be available at a later date.
World Warrior – World Warrior is a new regional program which may be online or offline as the situation permits. World Warrior participants will have the opportunity to score points in regional leaderboards by participating in local events. The ultimate winners in each region will earn a spot at Capcom Cup. Details on the World Warrior will be available at a later date.
The opening event of the 2022 season will be the North America West online premier on April 30th and May 1st. As always, the tournament will be streamed on the Capcom Fighters Twitch and YouTube channels. For more details on the schedule, visit: https://capcomprotour.com/schedule/