Capcom canceled another Capcom Cup. Capcom Cup VIII won’t be held in-person in 2022. As such, Street Fighter League: World Championship 2021 also won’t be happening. (It was going to be held during it.) An online version will be held instead. The COVID-19 pandemic is to blame. The same thing happened to the Capcom Cup 2020.
Here is Capcom’s official statement.
With rising cases of COVID-19 including the Omicron variant causing uncertainty and complications globally, Capcom once again finds itself in the difficult position of having to canceled Capcom Cup. The Team did not come to this decision lightly, as we know what Capcom Cup means to the community and the players who trained so diligently to qualify. The entire esports team offers our sincerest apologies. Please know we share your frustrations, as we wanted nothing more than to have this event return in a big way, but the health and safety of the players and everyone involved is our highest priority.
Capcom Cup VIII
The Capcom Cup event, which was scheduled to be held in the United States in February 2022, will be canceled. However, as an alternative, Capcom will produce an online season final event featuring the players who have won the right to participate in Capcom Cup VIII. Stay tuned for more information.
Street Fighter League: World Championship 2021
The Street Fighter League: World Championship 2021, a competition between the top two teams from the Street Fighter League: Pro-US 2021 and Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2021, was scheduled to be held in February 2022 during Capcom Cup VIII. The Street Fighter League World Championship 2021 will also be canceled.
Please note that the above tournament cancellations and changes are subject to change without prior notice.
This is the second in-person event to be canceled this week. On January 6, 2022, the Entertainment Software Association announced E3 2022 won’t be in person. No dates have been set for a potential online version of that event. In 2021, a virtual E3 was held instead.
Capcom will hold the Capcom Cup VIII and Street Fighter League: World Championship 2021 are both canceled. An online event to make up for the in-person Capcom Cup is planned.