Here in Brazil, for a long time the fighting games community appeared to be dead to the eyes of the world. you could find some isolated events in only some parts of the country, mostly on MvC2. So, I took matters on my own hands and started revitalizing the community in my state; started a group to manage regular tournaments and ranbat’s, and it’s been, quoting Borat, a great success.
Some of the other states have adopted the model we set here in Minas Gerais and are starting now, after almost 1 year that this idea sprouted in my mind.
Our main focus up until now, has been 3rd Strike, since I saw a real need for the whole country to catch up to international standarts on the game. We have organized two main tournaments on 3rd Strike with over 120 people, which worked as a regional, even tough we don’t have a main national event, as one could consider EVO for USA ou SBO for Japan. Also, we have come to the end of our first ranbat circuit (semestral, with an average of 16 players per edition) this week; as well as one cooperation tournament, with over 60 teams.
Now, what I’m trying to do, is create an event that would be similar to EVO, that would work as a national event, as well as a South American integration movement, aditional to that, my team has contacted some Japanese players which showed a lot of interest in visiting our country for major events.
Anyway, soon enough I’ll be posting some our most recent videos on youtube and linking them here.
What I would like to know is, do you think that such an event (presented properly and formally, of course) could get the “official support” from Shoryuken.com? I think that if such support was to come true, the world would see a new invasion of fantastic fighting games players.
Thanks for your attention!
Gabriel Costa (Papito)