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Capcom kicks out porn-sponsored team off Pro Tour

TAGs: Capcom, Capcom Pro Tour, eSports, Jasmine Solana, Team YP, YouPorn

Things are not looking good for YouPorn-sponsored team YP.

Capcom kicks out porn-sponsored team off Pro TourThe eSports team was recently blocked from attending Capcom Pro Tour events, although its players can still compete individually, several media outlets have reported.

Over the weekend, Capcom released the updated ruleset for its Street Fighter V circuit, otherwise known as the Capcom Pro Tour, in which the Japanese gaming giant announced that it will start banning “sponsors [they] deem inappropriate” from competing in its fighting tournaments.

According to the new rules, players will not be allowed to compete if they are “sponsored by adult content sponsors, such as a publisher of pornographic websites, or any other sponsor Capcom deems inappropriate at its sole discretion.”

The gaming giant didn’t list any names, but it appears that the new rules will impact one major team—Team YP. But Team YP’s players—which included Street Fighter players Valentin “YP_Valmaster” Petit and Anton “Filipinoman” Herrera—will still be allowed to compete, as long as they do it without the Team YP branding.

“We understand everyone’s concern around the sponsorship rule in the #CPT2016 ruleset. We will review and have an update soon,” Capcom tweeted. “In the meantime, we won’t promote sponsors we deem inappropriate but all players are allowed to compete.”

Players who are sponsored by alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or e-cigarette pproducts are also barred from competing, Capcom said.

This isn’t the first time Team YP was banned from playing while playing their team colors. In December, Capcom refused to allow Petit—ranked among the top 20 players in the world in his niche—to compete in the Capcom Cup event because his team jersey had a blurred out YouPorn logo.

The team already took to Twitter to air their disappointment with Capcom’s ruling, saying: “We will continue to tread through the trenches and pursue equal opportunities for all that support the true spirit of eSports.”

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