Tokyo-based developer Cygames announced with a press release that it’s ending the sponsorship of its eSport team Cygames Beast following the release of Granblue Fantasy Versus.
Cygames Beast is well-known among fighting game fans for including world-famous professional players like Daigo Umehara, PR Balrog, GamerBee, Fuudo, and more.
With the release of Granblue Fantasy Versus, Cygames has joined the club of fighting game developers, and they decided that “continuing to sponsor a professional fighting game team may generate conflicts of interest, which would adversely affect the players.”
The developer also mentions that it “largely achieved” what it set out to do when it started sponsoring the team.
Cygames thanked the players for their hard work and dedication, and the fans for their support.
Granblue Fantasy Versus launched on February 6 in Japan and Asia for PS4, and today in North America. The European release on Sony’s console will come on March 27, while the PC version will launch worldwide on March 13.
If you want to see more of the game, you can also enjoy the epic opening cutscene, the prologue, a trailer showcasing the soundtrack, another starring Zeta and Vaseraga, one revealing Metera, one showing off the RPG Mode, a few screenshots from a few months ago, another trailer revealing Percival and his first gameplay, another video announcing the previous character Ladiva, the video that came before featuring Lowain,
Earlier today, we learned that the fifth DLC character is Zooey.
Incidentally, the original Granblue Fantasy is available for iOS, Android, and PC via browsers. If you want to give it a try to prepare for the release of the console games, you can read my detailed guide on how to create an account, install the game, and play in English.