CCL to miss Capcom Cup

by theScore Staff Nov 28 2016
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Awsomniac's Younes "CCL" Lazaar will not be playing at Capcom Cup, according to a tweet the player made Monday.

CCL qualified for Capcom Cup based on global points after placing first at VSFIghting and FFM Rumble, fourth at Sonic Boom 2016 and seventh at Kakutop League 5. At the end of the season he was ranked 19th on the global leaderboards, and was set to play against Ho-Kun "Xian" Xian in the first round of the Cup.

"CCL will not be able to come to this final following personal problems, which he wishes to keep private," Awsomniac's president Arnaud "nshka" Duval told theScore esports in a statement.

"We are obviously very disappointed with this impediment, after more than 6 months of work with him to achieve this qualification. We will leave with even more motivation for this year 2017!"

CCL's withdrawal follows yesterday's news that Fujimura "Yukadon" Atsushi will replace Tse "Tse444" Wa Ping, who was also unable to attend the event.

Capcom Cup is set to begin on Dec. 2 at Esports Arena in Santa Ana, Calif. When the Top 8 bracket is set, the tournament will move to PlayStation Experience 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center on Dec. 3.

This story was last updated on 11/29/2016 at 12:21 p.m. ET.

Preston Dosza is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.