After reporting on the disheartening news that Circa Eports will be ceasing operations following Evo 2018, another sponsor has officially decided to pull out of the fighting game community.
Back in 2017, Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez and Ryan “RyanLV” Romero both signed with the organization as the first members of their fighting game division. During their tenure, Champ would make several top 8s in Street Fighter V, most notably getting 7th at Evo 2017, as well as winning SCR 2017 for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and getting 4th at Canada Cup and 9th at Battle for the Stones. Meanwhile, RyanLV went on to become the final Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Evo Champion, before getting 3rd at Battle for the Stones and 9th at Frosty Faustings X for MvCI.
In tweets posted by both Champ and Splyce’s Vice President Mike McKenna, the two indicated that the parting was mutual, offering nothing but praise for the other. McKenna closed by wishing both Ryans the best in their future endeavors and hopes that they may be able to work together again sometime down the road. RyanLV hasn’t commented on the situation as of this writing.
As of today I am no longer part of @Splyce Gaming
Such an amazing org! Thank you for everything and good luck moving forward
— FChamp Ryan Ramirez (@fchampryan) March 3, 2018
Today we are announcing our departure from the fighting game community. We want to thank @fchampryan and @Ryan_LV for their year with Splyce. For more background, please see Marty's vlog on the decision below. pic.twitter.com/Mj48IIuwuJ
— Splyce (@Splyce) March 2, 2018
We at Shoryuken wish both Filipino Champ and RyanLV the best in all of their future fighting game endeavors.