Pretty straight to the point question.
It seems almost like everytime you turn around now these companies are endorsing another moderately-known gamer in the scene.
What kind of profit are these companies making off of the competitive gaming industry? At one point it almost seemed exclusive, now its starting to looking like the “new thing” to do. Especially since a large number of these “top players” arent making top 5. And just for the hell of it, there are no female top players in the current fighters so…what exactly is going on here?
I had a friend of mine try to explain that the endorsements also favor “characters and personalities” but ultimately, you could say Juicebox is a good player amists all his awkward rainman-esque body language shenanigans. The same cant be said for a lot of others.
Do these endorsers pay for their travel and housing to various tournaments? Some of these clans are getting up be upwards of 10-15 players on a roster. These people arent placing top 3 at tournaments, which is my failure to see what exactly is being accomplished at this point.
Can someone provide a little more clarity? It’s looking like a gaming fad right now.