Because a few players have opted to drop out of the Capcom Cup, players behind them in the rankings have been pulled in for an invite.
Last week, it was revealed that Misterio would not be able to attend the event, and as a result, the next highest ranked player was invited into his spot. This turned out to be Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley.
Following from Misterio's announcement, Tse444 then revealed that he had decided to opt out of the Capcom Cup. Once again, this left a spot waiting to be filled and such a spot went straight into the hands of Fujimura "Yukadon" Atsushi.
Perhaps more interestingly is the extra qualification given to Humanbomb after Younes "CCL" Lazaar decided to drop out. Humanbomb also qualified for Capcom Cup in 2015 and managed to get a ninth place finish, despite his lower rankings.
Humanbomb will end up being the lowest ranked player in the entirety of the Capcom Cup Top 32 event, and his first match up will be against Lee "Infiltration" Seonwoo. Out of all of the contenders, we think Humanbomb is certainly the star dark horse of the event. It'd be amazing to see Humanbomb, who hasn't had such a successful year, make it into the top 12, or end up with an even higher finish. We'll be keeping an eye on him during Capcom Cup this year, that's for sure.
What players are you hoping to see succeed in this year's Capcom Cup Finals?