By Walter P / June 2nd, 2016
Recently, at a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Event, there was a case of sexual harassment that was caught on a live streaming. The incident occurred at Combo Breaker 2016 when a female attendant received contact from a male attendant which was not consensual. After collecting what details they could from the incident, Capcom decided on penalizing the offender.
The individual will be banned for the rest of the season from playing in the Capcom Pro Tour. The reasoning was that it was the individual’s first offense. If a second occurs, then it will become a lifetime ban from all events in the Pro Tour. The penalty given and the one described for a second offense will be used in the future if similar cases occur.
Regarding the incident, the company went on to say:
“We do not condone any acts of harassment and we want all of our players and fans to know we will continue our work to ensure that all Capcom Pro Tour events provide safe, inviting environments where the focus is on healthy competition and exciting rivalries”.
So, what is your opinion about this incident? Do you think Capcom’s response was appropriate? Or do you think they should have chosen some other way to deal with this?