A new North American esports pro league focusing on Street Fighter V is introducing a 3v3 team tournament format featuring players from all over competing.
At first, I was excited despite my view on SFV I love a good team tournament and a new shaken up format on a pro tour sounds very interesting and from the reactions, I’ve seen many feel the same. However, that excitement was quickly doused with the ruling that there will be a “character ban” feature in this pro circuit. In the press release straight from Capcom Unity, it was stated: “At the start of each match, teams will have the opportunity to ban one character for the entirety of the match.”
While it was introduced just to shake up things many have found it to be a “stupid” addition to any type of tournament. With this completely defeating the purpose of any type of tournament. The view on this ban feature has been shared by many voices, of which all are in agreement with – this ban is silly.
Please reconsider character bans, this is a game where people dedicate years of their life to a character, not a moba where people rotate through the cast based on artificial seasons/metas pushed by the developers.
— Brian_F (@Bri4nF) January 22, 2019
I thought arc tour was bad but goddamn, capcom introducing a tourney where they just ban your fucking character.
— X/XX/19 | MHWI Player (@zidanel33t) January 22, 2019
yeah I guess capcom would botch something as cool as 3v3 tournaments
— K-BEAN (@yakinikuwizard) January 22, 2019
Here’s hoping they meant it when they said “We’ll be paying close attention to fan feedback to incorporate it into future seasons of the League.”