The rebound in COVID-19 infections caused by the Omicron variant has put many events of all kinds on hold. Today it was confirmed that E3 2022 will take place online as there is no certainty of the state that the pandemic will save for this summer and hours after said announcement, the esports scene has seen something similar with the cancellation of one of the main fighting game events.
COVID-19 does its thing again and the cancellation of events begins
A few moments ago, the Capcom Fighters Twitter account, a space dedicated to everything that has to do with esports, announced that the Capcom Cup VIII has been canceled. As expected, the decision was made by the Japanese company after learning of the advance of COVID-19 infections in different parts of the world and the priority is not to expose the players and safeguard their health.
Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 and after careful consideration, Capcom once again finds itself in the difficult position of having to cancel #CAPCOMCUP. We will be producing an online season final similar to last year. #CPT2021 #SFL2021 details following: pic.twitter.com/BwW8YqN9F4
— Capcom Fighters (@CapcomFighters) January 7, 2022
In addition to offering an apology, Capcom noted that Capcom Cup VIII, to be held in February of this year, will no longer take place and instead will take place an online event that will put the best players to compete. Likewise, the company announced that the final phase of the Street Fighter League: World Championship 2021 has also been canceled, so that the 2 best teams in the world will not be able to measure themselves for glory.
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