Just Stop Oil protesters quickly stopped the Street Fighter 6 tournament with just minutes remaining in play
An ongoing Street Fighter 6 tournament was suspended after activists from Just Stop Oil showered paint on player computers during an exhibition game.
Street Fighter 6, Capcom’s ever-favorite fighting series, recently earned wide praise as its latest installment. Critics hail its superior gameplay that provides accessible combat while maintaining its legendary challenge.
Since it’s such an accessible game, ping pong has become the star attraction at various professional and casual tournaments; some more memorable than others. Recently however, one such tournament which took place was suddenly interrupted during one of its pivotal points – something no-one expected or wanted!
Some of the finest Street Fighter pros competed head-to-head during the 2023 Capcom Pro Tour recently held in Paris, France. At one point during a Grand Final match between MenaRD (two-time Capcom Cup champ) and Hong Kong pro Chris Wong, an unsavoury group rushed onto stage and painted all players monitor screens orange with paint!
Security quickly followed behind and quickly removed them off stage, but by then the damage had already been done: two players had left their setups behind before having to head backstage while venue crew attempted to resume play as scheduled; much to the consternation of commentators watching from above.
“What has happened here?” inquired one commentator before they were filled in on what had taken place by livestream viewers and explained everything to them. Everyone’s safe; no harm has come to anyone… an incident took place and has been quickly handled by team.
Social media quickly revealed the identities of those responsible as representing Just Stop Oil movement; while they were initially disciplined for disrupting an event, their methods were peaceful and did not threaten anyone present at that event.
After some regrouping and clean-up, the tournament resumed, culminating with Chris Wong claiming victory and providing viewers with an unforgettable final match that many may remember fondly for years.