Hey SRK. I recently (about 4 months ago) started picking up fighting games seriously (I'd played casually before) and I wanted to get into the tournament scene. I am still pretty clearly a scrub and have a lot of problems with my play, so should I stray away from tourneys for now until I have more experience under my belt? Do any of you have any stories of your first tournament experience? Should you start with smaller events and work your way up?
tl;dr- Just trying to figure out the next step in trying to pick up these games seriously. What are your thoughts on trying to take something like this on even if you are fairly certain that it won't end pretty?