Cygames Beast disbanded

Mar 03 2020 2 min read
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In a bid to avoid any conflict of interest, Japanese video game company Cygames has decided to disband its professional esports team, Cygames Beast.  

The decision was announced yesterday in a press release, but the team shut its doors at the end of February 2020. This means that it's stable of top tier fighting game players like Daigo "The Beast" Umehara, Keita "Fuudo" Ai, and DC "Infexious" Coleman are now all unsponsored. However, with their level of skill, its only a matter of time before they're snatched up again. 

Cygames released Granblue Fantasy Versus in Asia and Japan on February 6, and the game has gone on to attract a lot of attention in the fighting game community. Big-name tournaments like EVO 2020 and Combo Breaker officially added the game to their lineup even before its launch, setting the foundation of Granblue Fantasy Versus as a big FGC title of 2020. Arc System Works, the game's developers have also added Granblue Fantasy Versus to its global tournament circuit, Arc World Tour 2020.  

By releasing their own fighting game, Cygames decided to shutter its team so as not to create any complicated situations regarding its players, events, and game, especially when some of their players could choose to compete in Granblue Fantasy Versus.  

After three years of existence, Cygames Beast is no more, but its legacy of top tier play shall remain with the FGC forever and will undoubtedly serve as a springboard for its former players as they look to the future.  

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