In light of the various travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines around the world, Capcom has decided to cancel all remaining offline (live) premiers, ranking events and World Warrior events for the 2020 season. We recognize this may cause difficulties for our tournament operators and production partners, but we strongly believe that this is the best way to protect the community.
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. 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 order to accommodate the new schedule, Capcom Cup 2020 will move from Paris to the US and will now take place in the first quarter of 2021. We’ll have more details for Capcom Cup 2020 at a later date.
This is a radical and exciting departure from the normal format, and we hope the community will join us in force as we kick off Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 on June 6th.
Please stay safe and we hope to see you all online soon and in person after the situation improves.