As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, many events are getting canceled due to health concerns. A number of upcoming Street Fighter 5 tournaments are getting axed for the same reasons.
The official Twitter account for the Capcom Pro Tour has confirmed that three different tournaments are now canceled as the team takes into consideration the health of its employees, organizers, and competitors. This year’s Brussels Challenge, Norcal Regionals, and April Annihilation are no longer part of the Capcom Pro Tour.
The Brussels Challenge is a three-day competition in Belgium that was originally scheduled to take place between March 20-22 before this cancellation. Similarly, both the Norcal Regionals and April Annihilation were slated to be held between April 10-12 in San Jose and New Jersey, respectively.
The coronavirus has not only shaken the world but the games industry as well. A number of companies have dropped out of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) citing the coronavirus as the cause, including Electronic Arts, Kojima Productions, and PlayStation. Rumors are circulating that the event itself may be canceled. We’ll update this story should the situation with GDC change.
In other Street Fighter 5 news, Capcom recently implemented a new netcode fix that should stabilize the game’s online functionality.
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