Tougeki posted an official apology today on their website to Team USA, Team Kuwait and Planet Zero. Unfortunately, Tougeki made an error in the SBO 2011 brackets which resulted in an additional “zero-round” match between Team USA and Team Kuwait, in order for one of them to qualify.
Although rumors of mistake initially pointed at Planet Zero, Tougeki admits the fault lies with a miscalculation on their part.
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Tougeki 2011 Championship Tournament zero-round match
Due to an error on the part of Tougeki, an unintended Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition tournament zero-round match was held between TWFIGHTER (Hsien/Banana Ken) (USA) and WHITE TOWER Q8 (GANNOON/NOX2) (Kuwait). The loser of this match was thereby unable to participate in the main tournament.
We would like to express our sincerest apologies to the player unable to participate in the tournament.
Tougeki is extremely regretful for any disappointment and distress felt by TWFIGHTER and his organizer Emotiongear of Planet Zero as a result of our error.
All the staff at Tougeki will do all we can to ensure that such an unfortunate mistake does not occur again.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.