Daigo “Beast” Umehara has decided against participating in any upcoming premier event of Street Fighter V for the ongoing Capcom Pro Tour this year.
The legendary storied player from the fighting game community is currently sitting at number nine on the official leaderboards. This means that he already has amassed enough points to ensure his participation in the Capcom Cup in December.
While the prize money always stands as a lucrative incentive for players, the Japanese fan-favorite player does not want to hinder the progress of other players trying to qualify for the championship.
“My apologies to those who were hoping to see me there, but I would like not to interfere with other players’ chances at qualifying for CapCup,” reads a rough translation provided by Event Hubs.
Victor “Punk” Woodley is leading the pack with the most points attained this year. He is followed by Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi, Du “NuckleDu” Dang, Tatsuya “Haitani” Haitani, and Xian “Xian” among others. You can head here to verify where your favorite Street Fighter V player currently stands.
The last premier event to take place was DreamHack Montreal this past weekend. It saw NuckleDu, the reigning Capcom Cup champion, defeat Justin “JWong” Wong in the grand finals to win his third premier event of the ongoing season. The Street Fighter V champion pledged to donate all of his winnings to the Hurricane Irma relief efforts.