Team YP has been banned from the Capcom Pro Tour, but not it's players.

Team YP, the eSports team owned by adult website Youporn, has officially been barred from the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT). This comes after a recent change-up in the CPT rules, which were released by Capcom on Friday night. As part of the Code of Conduct for the tour, any player will not be allowed to take part “if sponsored by adult content sponsors, such as a publisher of pornographic websites, or any other sponsor Capcom deems inappropriate at its sole discretion” (Capcom Pro Tour Rules).

As it stands right now this means that the Team YP sponsored players, Valentin “Valmaster” Petit and Anton “Filipinoman” Herrera, would not be eligible to enter the tournament at all. It is worth noting that Team YP was not actually named in these rulings, but due to the nature of the website they are owned by, they will the only team affected. Capcom did however announce, that the rule change would not be affecting the 2 Team YP players for the time being.

Capcom have released a statement over Twitter regarding the rule change:

The ruling was announced only hours before Valmaster was actually due to compete in a tournament on the CPT. He was set to take place in Stunfest, a premier event on the Pro Tour itself. In the end he was allowed to compete, albeit without his teams’ logo or even their apparel.

Since it began Team YP has found itself at odds with organisations and tournaments left and right. Capcom appeared to stop showing the team logo , which bore similarity to the Youporn website logo, on its streams and at its events. The ESL also enforced a similar rule not long ago as well, which effectively put an end to Team YP starring in the league. With games such as Starcraft, CS:GO and Mortal Kombat featuring in both the Team YP roster and the ESL, this bans a large portion of the teams from competing in one of the biggest eSports leagues going.

Of recent times Youporn has been taking steps to differentiate itself from the team in order to prevent this kind of thing happening in the future. They have also taken to Twitter to voice their frustrations saying “We will continue to tread through the trenches and pursue equal opportunities for all that support the true spirit of Esports.”