The Capcom Cup has been one of the biggest losses in the genre, with most major fighting games tournaments cancelled. However, the Capcom Pro Tour has been a pretty solid replacement for the event.
Fighting game tournaments have seen a lot of delays and cancellations in recent years with coronavirus flare ups. The Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Finals have now been detailed with a roster released in full. This is the culmination of the Capcom Pro Tour that took place over the year, with the best players in the world competing.
Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Finals
The Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Finals are going to be an online-only four day event. It’ll run from Febuary 17ththrough to the 20th.
There are going to quite a lot of matches spread out across the event. The tournament is mainly going to be taking the form of exhibition matches. These are going to be paled online, so will have to be kept to specific regions. This will help to keep connections stable and improve the overall quality of the matches.
There are going to be 20 exhibition matches played over the course of these events. Each of them is working as a best of 9 format, which means we’re getting some substantial and long matches out of all of the match ups. The winner of each match gets $5,0000 which keeps the prize pool nice and contained for the event. Some of the big match-ups schedules include iDom and Punk in a re-run of the final match of the Capcom Cup 2019 Grand Finals. Thins might be online now, but we can see how these players have developed in the interim.
Who is Playing at the Capcom Pro Tour Finals 2021?
The Capcom Pro Tour Finals 2021 are going to be taking palce with 40 players in attendance. This includes the players who have previously qualified for the Capcom Cup. However, it also includes nine more players who have been specifically invited to the event by Capcom. This is everyone in attendance and the region’s exhibition that they’re going to be competing in:
The Capcom Pro Tour Finals 2021 begin at 6PM CT on Feburary 17th. Street Fighter V matches will be starting things off on both the official Twitch and YouTube channels. This is the culmination of a year of events. While it isn’t the in-person tournaments that many might want, it is still the highest tier of competitive fighting right now.