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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.
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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