Marvel vs. Capcom Dropped From Pro Tournaments
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite might not have the chance to live up to its esports expectations. The title was recently pulled from two professional tournaments. The game was first scrapped from the list of hopefuls for this year’s Evo, now Capcom says it will not be included in the Capcom Pro Tour.
According to Dot Esports, there is a leak from Capcom reveals that the publisher is backing off their push for Infinite to launch as an esport. Fans were hopeful that the game would receive the same support from Capcom as Street Fighter V, but the leak seems to say otherwise.
The leak came in the form of a video, inadvertently posted by John Diamonon, Senior Director of Licensing & Esports at Capcom. He later confirmed that he uploaded it by mistake and the information it contains is not final.
The video was meant for investors and includes the creation of an annual esports league around Marvel vs. Capcom, but using standalone events instead of the Capcom Tour. The tour would require Capcom to raise around $600,000 in prize money.
The video included several other financial details about the tour including projected profits. It was removed from YouTube shortly after it was published but was saved to Dropbox and Streamable.
It may be hard for any new fighting game to compete this year alongside the release of the highly-anticipated fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ. Released last month, the new Bandai Namco title replaced Marvel vs. Capcom in this year’s Evo lineup.