Tournament Organizer Faces Fiery Opposition for Supporting Unpopular Games

By Scoop Newsman on Saturday, January 11, 2014 with 8 comments

A prominent Fighting Game Community Tournament Organizer and Streamer is under fire for daring to run tournaments of titles that consistently draw a low number of entrants as opposed to allowing those scenes and games to die the swift deaths they deserve.
A number of community personalities and observers, including fighting game luminary Darry Huskey, have made tongue-in-cheek remarks on social media outlets and message boards alleging titles such as Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate are "dead games" and that no one should run tournaments for them, despite the fact that they regularly draw a small handful of players to events such as Wednesday Night Fights and The Runback.

Alex "Calipower" Valle, Founder of Level|Up Productions, took these comments personally, knowing that labeling these titles as 'dead and gone' affects the amount of money he can spend in the VIP room he frequents at the local strip club on weekends, stating "we have pretty good turnouts for every game [...] I'm really tired of people bringing down the FGC with their cry baby agendas. It's time to do something about it to make the scene better!". FGCNN analysts have been unable to determine what exactly it is that Mr. Valle plans to do to "make the scene better", but remark that his bizarre, passive-aggressive tweeting about FGC cliques and his praising of Filipino Champ have already been a huge boon to the scene.

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Meanwhile, players of these under-represented titles are confused at the commotion, quietly mumbling to themselves that maybe these people should shut up and actually play fighting games instead of bitching on social media about other people enjoying their games. Some observers believe that such behavior is contributing to killing games that community pundits don't even care about to begin with, making the scene smaller and potentially restricting growth. "Look, I just want to see tits bounce and mash reversals", an anonymous Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate player was quoted as saying at Wednesday Night Fights this past Wednesday. "I don't really care what some old guy or hipsters from Norcal think about my game, I just want to play".
Mr. Valle expanded on his initial criticisms via Twitter, adding that "NorCal players [are] vocal assholes" who "seem to bring everything down for them." Fighting Game Community members from Northern California could not be reached for comment, as they were likely ironically playing dead games such as Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma and The King of Fighters XIII.
Is Mr. Valle running twenty games at SoCal Regionals 2014 in order to finally purchase an adult-size bed for his child-sized room? Is the Northern California Fighting Game Community full of snooty, hipster assholes? Should the Fighting Game Community as a whole continue destroying itself from within so it can be stuck playing a game like Street Fighter IV for another ten years? Let us know what you think and blow it up in the comments below!

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8 comments:

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January 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

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Atratus said...
January 11, 2014 at 8:22 PM

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May the Illuminati never censor you, sir.

nickelly said...
January 12, 2014 at 12:52 PM

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Dub sys said...
January 12, 2014 at 7:55 PM

When's Chaos Code?

tachibanaukyo said...
January 15, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Whens Matrimelee?

OCROX said...
January 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM

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