The Capcom Pro Tour’s upcoming Street Fighter V tournament in Hong Kong has been canceled due to “ongoing civic unrest” in the area. Any competition held at the Hong Kong Esports Festival will no longer award ranking points and Capcom has no plans to replace the canceled tournament with a new premier event.
Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi has been crowned Street Fighter V champion at Evo 2019. It’s been a long road for Bonchan since placing second in Ultra Street Fighter IV at Evo 2014, fraught with character crises and surprisingly early eliminations, but now he can finally add an Evo championship to his resume.
Capcom has updated its official Street Fighter V tournament rules to address controllers capable of simultaneous opposite cardinal direction inputs, or SOCDs. This sets a new standard for box style peripherals: the original Hit Box is legal, while the custom “Gafro box” that Daigo helped gain notoriety is not.