It’s been a busy weekend in the world of Street Fighter V, but nothing compares to the backlash ELEAGUE received for taking a commercial break in the middle of a reset between RISE Smug and Echo Fox Tokido on Friday.
Smug fought his way through some of the toughest competition including Punk and Daigo. After winning three games to send Tokido to losers, ELEAGUE took a five-minute break, which many have argued was enough time for Smug to lose his momentum.
The FGC community didn’t waste time to express their views on the situation.
It is still believed that the outcome would’ve been different if the break didn’t happen, but, nonetheless, Tokido is this year’s ELEAGUE champion. However, that didn’t stop people from making jokes about it during the Redbull Conquest Tourneys in St. Paul, MN and Dallas, TX.
During the grand finals between up and coming competitor JustAKid and Mo-Joe, the Twitch chat kept making references to the ELEAGUE fiasco begging the channel to not take a commercial break.
In the end, Mo-Joe managed to put an end to JustAKid’s comeback, securing his spot in the finals along with Toi who won in Dallas.
Below is the list of remaining stops for Redbull including the finals in Washington, D.C.
- Denver – July 28
- Orlando – August 11
- Online qualifier – August 12
- San Francisco – August 18
- Phoenix – August 18
- Atlanta – September 8
- Boston – September 29
- Philadelphia – October 13
- Washington DC – November 16-18/ FINALS
With the backlash surrounding the commercial break, do you thing ELEAGUE with stop doing breaks during the finals next year? Comment your thoughts on the situation.
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