The less said about 2020, the better. It was a difficult year for the fighting game community, with many tournaments cancelled outright and others moved online. The FGC is tough, though, and Capcom still managed to gather the community and give them something worth fighting for – another chance at the cup – by staging a series of qualifier tournaments throughout the year.
With most FGC tournaments either cancelled or taking place online in 2020, Capcom’s yearly circuit has looked a little different. Comfortingly for a community used to crowds and competitors side-by-side, the finale will take place offline and in person. Following a set of strict guidelines ensuring the maximum amount of safety possible for the players and staff, the competition will commence in head-to-head battles, where they can reliably whiff-punish and react to their heart’s content without worry of outside variance – or high ping. This will allow the players (and viewers) to experience the peak of Street Fighter V and leave no question as to who’s the best.
For the first time ever, the finals have moved to the Dominican Republic. Though there won’t be a crowd, there’s a home-field buff for DR players Cristopher ‘Caba’ Rodriguez and Capcom Cup champion Saul Leonardo ‘MenaRD’ Mena II. It’s fantastic to see Capcom, even now, hosting the finals in different parts of the globe and staying true to the concept of the World Warrior.
The delay of Dan Hibiki – the downloadable