Street Fighter V Stage Banned in Capcom-Run Tournament

This story from late 2016 looks at a certain Street Fighter V stage being banned in a Capcom-run tournament.

Published: November 24, 2016 5:44 PM /


Ed looking sassy in Street Fighter V

The Capcom Cup, a global Street Fighter V tournament, is starting next week on the 2nd of December. 32 Street Fighter players will come together for a chance at taking home some of the $350,000 pot at the tournament hosted by Capcom and presented by PlayStation 4.

There has been a recent announcement, however, that one of the Street Fighter V stages, Skies of Honor, will be banned at Capcom's own tournament.

The controversy behind the Skies of Honor stage began a couple of weeks ago on the 10th of November when Keoma M. Pacheco, a professional Karin player, wrote a blog post detailing issues with the stage such as its "distracting" nature. Pacheco also wrote that some players have even reported motion sickness while playing on Skies of Honor.

Urien with his fist outstretched in Street Fighter V

He pointed out that while the foreground, including the characters and plane that they are standing on, is constantly static, all of the other elements of the stage are constantly moving. In some cases, the background even rotates completely around. Pacheco even claims that his "first FT5 in this stage actually got [him] a bit dizzy and with a light headache."

It was only shortly after that that the official Capcom Fighters twitter posted this tweet confirming that the stage would be removed from the tournament's rotation.

There is a complication in the approach to banning single stages, though, as Evo found out earlier this year when it banned Kanzuki Family Beach and the Training stage. While each stage is picked randomly, there is no way to rule out stages from the random process. This means that if, during the competition, Skies of Honor is selected as a stage, it will cause a slight delay.

What do you think of Capcom banning a stage from their own game at their tournament? Do you think that this is the right decision? Do you think that there should be a way to limit the random selection? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Game Page Street Fighter V
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PC, PlayStation 4, Arcade
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February 6, 2016 (Calendar)