Yeah the time the article was published was out of my control. I would have corrected a lot of the IPL points, but was out of the country at that time.
I wouldn’t trade my local events for anything, but for the “Pro” players, these large events and teams give them the ability to be supported by fighting games and push the envelope of their respected games. I respect Koogy more then the bigger teams, but I also recognize that hardly anyone thought about making a organization to push players and support them financially, like getting them to events and getting recognition because of it. Unless maybe Empire and when they had Justin and representing Gunnar glasses, but I don’t know about the money involved there.
Dev: “MLG has done a good job in the past with the Mortal Kombat 9 community.” Some of the MK scene were fiend’n for that type of attention and money and ran with it when they had the chance. I said nothing about MLG doing well with the other communities.
I recognize the agenda behind these organizations, but I would like to draw in people that were interested in our scene, but never gave it a hard look. ESFI is E-Sports Fan Insider, so the idea is to bring in E-Sports Fans and communicate ideas they are familiar with while emphasizing who we are if they decide to make the jump in. While you might think this is a issue, problem, or a threat, I remember being just that as an “09er” and being a questionable influence on the scene…and even today with this thread an article.
Thank you all for taking a look at the article and taking time to respond to this post. It is appreciated.