I was having a thought, has SNK ever approached MLG or vice versa?
I know Capcom has refused to liscense until the ‘community’ is behind MLG (and forgive me for making another esports thread), but is that really necessary? I won’t claim to know everything about the history of MLG and Capcom, the Cannons and EVO, etc. However it seemed like a no brainer upon contemplation; what’s holding KOF13 from being in the MLG?
Reading the teamliquid thread about fighting games was abysmal, but in retrospect I can understand how many of them would consider fighting games to be little else than mashing buttons, when slamming on DF DB is a valid tournament level technique. When I did see Daigo play, I’m not going to deny the fact that it killed me a little to see him do the little wiggle like everyone else.
KOF13 however has come out at an excellent time, judging by all the controversy that has been sparked lately. There’s little argument that KOF takes a fair amount of tact to play and has few ‘bullshit’ mechanics compared to behemoths such as MVC3 and SSF4. Isn’t this perfect for a tournament level fighting game?
If SNK got their face out there, and the community backing it was strong enough, wouldn’t that be enough to kick capcom in the proverbial ass and stop fucking with us at every turn? Especially if they became the face of ‘esports’. Get capcom to realize where they’re going wrong and how they’re essentially attacking longtime fans of the genre?
Anyways, I was just curious to see what your thoughts may be. Let me say that I’m not an anti-capcom guy or anything, I’ve played a lot of SF4 and MVC3, and even though SFxT looks nightmare bad I know I’ll probably end up messing with it as well.
Maybe there’s something about SNK I don’t know? Judging by their press releases however I’m gaining more and more respect for that company by the day.
Thanks for reading.