On Sunday, May 29, amid the excitement of finals day at Combo Breaker 2016, an unacceptable event took place: a male attending the event groped a female. The victim has asked not to be named, but those who have reviewed the necessary footage have identified the offender as Noel Brown.
In response to this incident, organizer Rick “TheHadou” Thiher released a statement on the Combo Breaker website declaring that Brown “will not be permitted to attend Combo Breaker’s 2017 and potential 2018 events,” before going on to say “Combo Breaker will re-evaluate Mr. Brown’s eligibility to attend our events in 2018.”
The statement closes by assuring everyone that Combo Breaker events have a zero tolerance policy for harassment. How this decision will impact Brown’s ability to attend other events on the Capcom Pro Tour remains to be seen, though it is important to note that Capcom recently updated their Pro Tour rules to address concerns with swearing, harassment, collusion and other inappropriate conduct.
Source: Combo Breaker