Capcom has released an updated version of the Capcom Cup 32-player bracket, replacing two previously qualified players who are unable to attend.
— Capcom Fighters (@CapcomFighters) November 28, 2016
Evil Geniuses’ Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley and Fujimara “Yukadon” Atsushi have replaced Brazilian Felipe “Misterio” Carvacho and Hong Kong’s Tse “Tse4444” Wa Ping, respectively. Misterio was unable to attend due to alleged visa issues. It is unclear at this time why Tse4444 (who was one of five players on the bubble to qualify for Capcom Cup) could not compete this weekend.
For Yukadon, this is the miracle he needed to get into Capcom Cup. He finished third at Evo 2016 but was unable to win an event on the Capcom Pro Tour, nor could he string together enough quality finishes to put him in the running to qualify via the Global Leaderboard.
Capcom might have to replace even more players before all is said and done. Shortly after Capcom revealed their updated bracket, Belgium player Younes “CCL” Iazaar tweeted he would not be able to attend Capcom Cup. He did not specify why and it is not clear which player will take his spot.
However, one scenario appears to be Yukadon replacing a spot on the Global Leaderboard, thus opening a spot on the CPT Asia Regional Leaderboard to Jonny “HumanBomb” Cheng.
— Younes lazaar (@aws_ccl) November 28, 2016
Yahoo Esports created a mock bracket showing the possible seeding for Capcom Cup last week. We’ve updated it with K-Brad and Yukadon seeded according to the players’ standings on the Global Leaderboard. Some first round matches have been changed, while others remain the same.
Capcom Cup kicks off December 2 at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, CA. It then moves to the Anaheim Convention Center on December 3 as part of Sony’s PSX conference.
Michael Martin is ready to step up and fill in for Capcom Cup should he be needed. Follow him on Twitter @Bizarro_Mike.