Just as we did last year, we'll be having a series of exhibitions that will take the place of the Capcom Cup this Year
There will be no Capcom Cup for the second year in a row this year. In its place, Capcom has announced a series of exhibitions that will act as a Finals for the Capcom Pro Tour. In a post made on their official Twitter account, Capcom announced that just as with the 2020 Capcom Cup, which was also canceled, there would be some exhibition matches between players that reside in the same region.
How this will work is that regions that had multiple spots will play off against each other, while regions with just one qualifying spot will play against the player that ranked second in that region. Therefore, in a region like USA East that had two qualifiers, the winners of both qualifiers, in this case, Punk and iDom, will play against each other. On the other hand, a region like South Africa, which had only one qualifying spot, will see the winner play the runner-up. So for South Africa, that will be Billy Date, who won the tournament, versus Jabhim, who took second place.
The competition will start on the 18th of February 2022. But before that, on the 17th, there will be a special 5v5 exhibition featuring the two hosts of 'No Neutral,' Brian_F and Rob TV. These two will face off along with four other players.
It's a shame that there will be no Capcom Cup 2021 as the tournament was gearing up to be amazing as many other regions, including South Africa, had been incorporated. On top of that, we had some upsets, including the absences of Xian, Tokido, Fuudo, and some of the biggest names in the SFV scene. Daigo Umehara bemoaned the cancelation in a recent stream as his qualification had been one of the most dramatic. Hopefully, we can get some Capcom Cup action next year when life is a bit more normal.
Daigo on Capcom Cup cancelation