Capcom''s Street Fighter V Community License Agreement was terminated earlier today due to huge discounts imposed on the entire fighting game community (FGC) for severely restricting prize pools, sponsorships, and more.
These changes were made based on feedback from the FGC, its players, and its tournament organizers, with Capcom acknowledging that it may have handled the situation better, and thanked the community for being patient as the team worked on improving its license to better protect the grassroots nature of the FGC.
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We want to thank our loyal supporters for the feedback they received after the first version was published. We hear you. To this end, Capcom has revised the Community License Agreement, enunciating the community''s feedback, while keeping an original goal to provide a no-cost license.
Capcom wanted to initially enable individuals who participate in community events under a certain size to get a no-cost license without having to deal with a lengthy approval process.
Even with those positive intentions, the original version established limitations that would have hampered or completely destroyed certain areas of the SFV community, including some popular smaller events that had outperform the yearly prize pool and sponsorship numbers. It also swayed how TOs selected venues and other factors, such as spectator fees.
And that doesn''t imply that the previous version would have given Capcom the non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and distribute any and all stream footage, photos, or videos from events, irrespective of previous agreements, such as a TO hiring a photographer.
This updated Community License Agreement improves on nearly every issue the community had with the original version, including significant increasing or removing prize pool limitations, changing some of the other restrictive guidelines, and providing a detailed Q&A with participants.
- Increased prize pool limit from $2,000 to $10,000 per event
- Removed the yearly $10,000 prize pool limit
- Increased sponsorship limit from $5,000 to $6,000 per event
- Increased sponsorship limit from $20,000 to $30,000 per year
- Changed spectator fee restrictions
- Changed venue restrictions for bars
- Removed License Grant-back for video/photo content captured at events
New patch notes have been lowered, the prize pool limit for a community license event has been changed from $2 to $10k, the yearly prize pool limit has been removed, etc. Thanks to Capcom for taking the community''s feedback seriously! https://t.co/7GFgI1dj7c
Certain areas of this agreement have shown that Capcom is pushing for more events to obtain a commercial esports license directly with the company, but at least with these changes there will no longer be noticeable results for events like locals.
On Capcoms website, you may view the entire blog post about the changes, along with the entire SFV Community License Agreement.