MLG picks up MK

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I'm surprised there isn't a topic about this.
http://shoryuken.com/2012/02/02/mlg-picks-up-mortal-kombat-for-mlg-winter-championships/

I do have an opinion on the whole Esports debate, but I also believe that the MK community does deserve all the support it can get, and I also think that picking up a non-major game its an excellent strategy to help our communities improve their relationship.

If they picked up KOFXIII next, my head would just explode with happiness :rofl:

Any thoughts?
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  • jedpossumjedpossum Ok, Darling Joined: Posts: 4,227
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  • pheraipherai LIVE FOREVER Joined: Posts: 11,885 mod
    Sad to say it probably won't last long.
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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    This has chances to go pretty good for the community. Not into MK anymore *last big patch changed things I really dissagree with* but I'm really hoping for the best.
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  • scytheavatarscytheavatar Joined: Posts: 2,447
    Sad to say it probably won't last long.

    Pretty much this. I think the MLG guys did say a lot about Namco being supportive and I would be surprised if SCV isn't the next game to be added, and SCV will have a higher chance of being a success. It will be interesting to see what they could do with SCV vs what SCV will perform in EVO this year.
  • ShwafflesShwaffles Joined: Posts: 1,401
    Meh... EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEsports take themselves way too seriously.
  • BlackVenom18BlackVenom18 I play to win, not to entertain Joined: Posts: 143
    It feel so strange to hear MLG pick up MK don't you think and love MK
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  • Thatdude8Thatdude8 Joined: Posts: 302
    This is great for the MK community and I think it will do fine. If this works out then it is a good thing for the entire FGC.
  • BlackVenom18BlackVenom18 I play to win, not to entertain Joined: Posts: 143
    This is great for the MK community and I think it will do fine. If this works out then it is a good thing for the entire FGC.

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  • jasinedwardjasinedward Joined: Posts: 137
    The MK community doesnt do enough to support itself. I'm sitting around @the Michigan Ranbats right now, we have a marval tourny, street fighter tourny, Kof13&SoulCaliber tourny, even a few huddled around a a tiny laptop playing meltyblood. Not one person here to compete in MK. I'm sitting here with the game and nobody is here to play
  • ShinMarukuShinMaruku Juri was always the one to run to her father. :E Joined: Posts: 76
    I see it a good look MK will have some extra energy and momentum to grow. If they get dropped, so what they got a chance if they die after that then that community was never really there.
    Of course they really want Capcom games and i feel this is a move to try to show Capcom to give them a license.
  • thats mind gamesthats mind games fgd scumbags Joined: Posts: 1,102
    This is great for the MK community and I think it will do fine. If this works out then it is a good thing for the entire FGC.

    Yeah, great, I can't hear "fuck" and "ass" on stream anymore. Give me a break dude.
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  • BlackVenom18BlackVenom18 I play to win, not to entertain Joined: Posts: 143
    The MK community doesnt do enough to support itself. I'm sitting around @the Michigan Ranbats right now, we have a marval tourny, street fighter tourny, Kof13&SoulCaliber tourny, even a few huddled around a a tiny laptop playing meltyblood. Not one person here to compete in MK. I'm sitting here with the game and nobody is here to play

    Maybe its just the state that your in becasue the MK Community in Georgia we take care of are stuff
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  • SlamtasticSlamtastic Joined: Posts: 574
    Yeah, great, I can't hear "fuck" and "ass" on stream anymore.
    Sounds wonderful. I look forward to it.
  • thats mind gamesthats mind games fgd scumbags Joined: Posts: 1,102
    Sounds wonderful. I look forward to it.

    Thanks for the reply, "deal with it" Pony avatar guy who is too sensitive to hear adult words.
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  • Marmalade-BeatMarmalade-Beat のヮの Joined: Posts: 450
    Thanks for the reply, "deal with it" Pony avatar guy who is too sensitive to hear adult words.
    Oh yes, people totally say fuck and ass when they're trying to sound mature and sophisticated, rather than expressing emotion and contempt.

    Anyway, I wouldn't say good for the community.
    What with the constant patches, and only decent play MLG usually puts out, I don't know.
    Unless they're trying to understand the scene, it will just end up the same way as usual.
    How well did Tekken do in E-Sports anyway?
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  • ShinMarukuShinMaruku Juri was always the one to run to her father. :E Joined: Posts: 76
    Sad to say it probably won't last long.
    If the scene grows and is able to stand on it's own better after getting dropped how is that bad?
    I mean Capcom keeps tellin them to fuck off let mlg have it and see that they ain't ready to have fighting games.
  • scytheavatarscytheavatar Joined: Posts: 2,447
    If the scene grows and is able to stand on it's own better after getting dropped how is that bad?
    I mean Capcom keeps tellin them to fuck off let mlg have it and see that they ain't ready to have fighting games.

    He never said anything about MLG being bad for MK, but yeah it will take a miracle for MK not to be dropped after 1 year. Growing a scene isn't a trivial task and I don't see why MK would be an upgrade from the T6 that MLG picked up and ditched away in a short time.
  • ShinMarukuShinMaruku Juri was always the one to run to her father. :E Joined: Posts: 76
    Tekken had problems before that though.That said just a wee bit more exposure could do us good.
    Of course I'd like if there was a league the the fgc is part of we'd build it like MLG built themselves up.
  • pheraipherai LIVE FOREVER Joined: Posts: 11,885 mod
    If the scene grows and is able to stand on it's own better after getting dropped how is that bad?
    I mean Capcom keeps tellin them to fuck off let mlg have it and see that they ain't ready to have fighting games.

    That's a big if. The goal is for the scene to grow so obviously if the scene grows its a success. MLG's track record with fighting games just doesn't make me very optimistic.
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  • AmishOpiateAmishOpiate Mega Slowbro. Joined: Posts: 1,650
    MLG didn't help Tekken grow; in fact, I've heard some say that it had a negative impact on community tournaments.

    MLG is doing this because they think it would be good for MLG, not MK.

    EDIT: Sorry, it was early when I posted this, and I didn't see scythe's post for whatever reason, so what I am saying is redundant; that said, point still stands :p.
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  • ShinMarukuShinMaruku Juri was always the one to run to her father. :E Joined: Posts: 76
    Well the smash dudes say other wise the Tekken guys were a mess, who knows. Let them try if it blows up in their face well we got something on them. But really this is all just a ploy to make Capcom sell them the license. I will go out on a limb to say this is a sacrifical lamb to get a capcom game. If they crash and burns and they get a Capcom game well MK was worth that crash.
  • Mr. XMr. X Non Stop ∞ Climax Joined: Posts: 20,239
    Well the smash dudes say other wise the Tekken guys were a mess, who knows. Let them try if it blows up in their face well we got something on them. But really this is all just a ploy to make Capcom sell them the license. I will go out on a limb to say this is a sacrifical lamb to get a capcom game. If they crash and burns and they get a Capcom game well MK was worth that crash.
    Uhh if it crash and burns they'll even be less likely to get a Capcom game. If you can't take care of a hamster, why the hell would I give you dog (no offense to MK9)?
    You did not go back in time, this is how the forums look.
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  • ShinMarukuShinMaruku Juri was always the one to run to her father. :E Joined: Posts: 76
    People often don't operate under sense.

    You have to spend money to make money.

    Obviously if they had sf the outcome would be different would it be as they want it? Most likely not but it could be big for them.
  • Mr. XMr. X Non Stop ∞ Climax Joined: Posts: 20,239
    MLG and EVO/FGC worked together before, didn't work.
    Some Tekken players blame MLG for the damage done after MLG dropped it (the MLG money was gone, no felt like attending/traveling anymore)
    Smash worked for MLG and they prospered but as seen at APEX, FGC and Smash Community are like mixing oil and water.

    MK has been a FGC game, I don't see how this will end better than Tekken and Tekken is the most popular fighting game in the world, no debate.

    Not trying to stomp on your optimism or anything, just skeptical.

    I'm curious as to why Namco would gamble on MLG again assuming they get SCV. I'ma have to agree with Jebailey, congrats to MLG/MK9 players and hope it works well but if you work directly with the FGC, you get more for less.
    You did not go back in time, this is how the forums look.
    "You are all just as bad as the people you hate. You're only interested in characters based on tears." - Since1717
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  • XtraKurrikulaXtraKurrikula Capcom pugilist with the IQ of a computer whizz Joined: Posts: 344
    Isn't marvel the obvious choice? the stream numbers say it all why MK? I don't get it
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  • Mr. XMr. X Non Stop ∞ Climax Joined: Posts: 20,239
    Isn't marvel the obvious choice? the stream numbers say it all why MK? I don't get it
    You must be new to this FGC and MLG discussion. Capcom refuses to give MLG permission to run any of their games.
    You did not go back in time, this is how the forums look.
    "You are all just as bad as the people you hate. You're only interested in characters based on tears." - Since1717
    NO STREAM = DEAD GAME
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  • Tim StaticTim Static Kid Thunder!! Joined: Posts: 4,635 mod
    The MK community doesnt do enough to support itself. I'm sitting around @the Michigan Ranbats right now, we have a marval tourny, street fighter tourny, Kof13&SoulCaliber tourny, even a few huddled around a a tiny laptop playing meltyblood. Not one person here to compete in MK. I'm sitting here with the game and nobody is here to play

    1. fuck you. i take that as a full on insult to everything i do and dedicate to the MK community.
    2. why does some random rinky dink ranbat decide how a community runs and what it does for its self?
  • XtraKurrikulaXtraKurrikula Capcom pugilist with the IQ of a computer whizz Joined: Posts: 344
    You must be new to this FGC and MLG discussion. Capcom refuses to give MLG permission to run any of their games.

    Oh I wondered why, well in weird way I prefer the ways things are now.

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  • KamikazeJDKamikazeJD Wat it do!? Joined: Posts: 98
    People dont seem to get that MK pulls the casual crowd. Sf has a long standing hardcore player base, and thats why they can stand on their own. Mvc is flashy and awesome to look at onstream so it can bring in the stream numbers. It also has a fan base like sf. As nice and technically sound of a game kofxiii is, it doesnt have a huge following over here.. Mortal kombat made it to evo last year and what did everyone on this site say? 'that shitty game will die after evo.' But we, the mk/fgc kept it alive and made it so strong that its not only back for evo 2012, but also we have a chance to show our skills at mlg. Mk isnt the biggest community but we are strong and well-knit group. Quit discounting Mortal Kombat, because its come up and bit every pompous asshole in the back. It might not be the best game but its overcome a hell of alot of odds
  • XtraKurrikulaXtraKurrikula Capcom pugilist with the IQ of a computer whizz Joined: Posts: 344
    People dont seem to get that MK pulls the casual crowd. Sf has a long standing hardcore player base, and thats why they can stand on their own. Mvc is flashy and awesome to look at onstream so it can bring in the stream numbers. It also has a fan base like sf. As nice and technically sound of a game kofxiii is, it doesnt have a huge following over here.. Mortal kombat made it to evo last year and what did everyone on this site say? 'that shitty game will die after evo.' But we, the mk/fgc kept it alive and made it so strong that its not only back for evo 2012, but also we have a chance to show our skills at mlg. Mk isnt the biggest community but we are strong and well-knit group. Quit discounting Mortal Kombat, because its come up and bit every pompous asshole in the back. It might not be the best game but its overcome a hell of alot of odds

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  • BlackVenom18BlackVenom18 I play to win, not to entertain Joined: Posts: 143
    You see that KamikazeJD has a point, MK Community has what it take to stay and prosperous and make things happen.

    We got each other back no doubt.
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  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    Smash worked for MLG and they prospered but as seen at APEX, FGC and Smash Community are like mixing oil and water.
    Except the scenes actually got along, their was just problems with no one expecting that many people to show up, space issues, and problems with scheduling.
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  • CrimsonCrimson Joined: Posts: 1,029
    I am proud of the MK scene for doing this. I really should get into that game but I just can't get anybody in my scene to play it. Everybody plays KOF and SF4 and UMvC3. Nobody likes this and SCV. I will have to keep trying.
  • BlackVenom18BlackVenom18 I play to win, not to entertain Joined: Posts: 143
    What I don't like is that some people in the FGC want MK9 out and put Melty Blood or BBCS:EX in its place for EVO and talking bout how this is its last year and its not going get no more play after this year.....Really now, come on man
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  • jasinedwardjasinedward Joined: Posts: 137
    1. fuck you. i take that as a full on insult to everything i do and dedicate to the MK community.
    2. why does some random rinky dink ranbat decide how a community runs and what it does for its self?
    Fuck You back :). As far as "some random rinky dink ranbat" Our rinky dinky ranbat had TFA/RZR Banana Ken, TFA/RZRWeaponsLeft, MRN/MCZ Wolfkrone, Antwain "Alucard" Ortiz, among others with an amazing SF4 finals of Wolfkrone vs Banana Ken. No one decides what a community does. The community is the people who show up. The tournament organizers in Detroit have bent over backwards for Mortal Kombat, and the players just don't show up. You can get mad at me all you want, I'm not the problem. The problem is that MK players in a lot of areas don't show up.
  • jasinedwardjasinedward Joined: Posts: 137
    Hell look at the lack of a crowed to watch the MK finals at the last SoCal major166991_3269997156970_1478603501_3162424_1551284400_n.jpg
  • ShinMarukuShinMaruku Juri was always the one to run to her father. :E Joined: Posts: 76
    MLG and EVO/FGC worked together before, didn't work.
    Some Tekken players blame MLG for the damage done after MLG dropped it (the MLG money was gone, no felt like attending/traveling anymore)
    Smash worked for MLG and they prospered but as seen at APEX, FGC and Smash Community are like mixing oil and water.

    MK has been a FGC game, I don't see how this will end better than Tekken and Tekken is the most popular fighting game in the world, no debate.

    Not trying to stomp on your optimism or anything, just skeptical.

    I'm curious as to why Namco would gamble on MLG again assuming they get SCV. I'ma have to agree with Jebailey, congrats to MLG/MK9 players and hope it works well but if you work directly with the FGC, you get more for less.
    Obviously the story is quite twisted. Although the first time they worked was 5 years ago. Still all I am saying is let them do as they do, it's up the the MK community to use what they have just received constructively like smash seems to have done.

    I too think this won't go well as MLG hopes but I say let them do it, they don't have a Capcom game and that's what they want.

    When this blows up let's see who learns form this.
  • BlackVenom18BlackVenom18 I play to win, not to entertain Joined: Posts: 143
    Hell look at the lack of a crowed to watch the MK finals at the last SoCal major

    Hey dude every think that maybe just maybe that the FGC in SoCal cares more bout Capcom games then MK and if you agree then that means that its just that place and not as a whole
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  • ShinMarukuShinMaruku Juri was always the one to run to her father. :E Joined: Posts: 76
    Well isn't the socal FGC the one where all others are judged?
  • BlackVenom18BlackVenom18 I play to win, not to entertain Joined: Posts: 143
    Wait what do you mean bout that???
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    SFIII : Ken, Akuma,Ibuki,Dudley
    MK9: Johnny Cage,Sub-Zero
    SCV: Yoshimitsu
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