It was announced not too long ago that Capcom Cup 2021 was canceled due to the rising cases of COVID-19. In the place of the offline tournament, Capcom will once more be hosting an online season finale event featuring the players that qualified during the 2021 season.
Although BST|Daigo Umehara was expecting the cancelation to happen, he was nonetheless disappointed that all his hard work amounted to nothing more than an exhibition match. Notably, Daigo had set a goal for himself to qualify for Capcom Cup 2021 by winning the Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Japan 3 event. Failing to do this would’ve resulted in the end of Daigo’s perfect streak of qualifying for Capcom Cup every year.
“It’s tiring. “Seriously,” said Daigo. “I would be super hyped and try to do my best for Capcom Cup, but it sucks that I need to be there JUST for an exhibition match. I want to rest.”
“Seriously, why not cancel the exhibition matches and carry over everything for next year?” continued Daigo. “It’s not worth our time and effort, and it’s been two years. I made it out through hell, Capcom Pro Tour Japan, twice, and all I get is an exhibition match? It’s not worth it.”
Daigo believes it would be more worth it if Capcom Cup qualifications simply carried over to the next Capcom Cup. Or maybe it’d be better to just delay Capcom Cup for several months, or however long is needed for the situation with COVID-19 to calm down.
Still, Daigo notes that he doesn’t blame Capcom for the decision to cancel Capcom Cup. Hear everything that Daigo had to say on the subject courtesy of FGC Translated’s video below: