Ok guys, whether you liked it or not, Cross Assault was a big hit. It pulled in an easy 10,000 viewers every night and got many people (including me) excited for SFxTK. Even though some of the stuff that transpired during the show was not exactly beneficial to the FGC, the show did undoubtedly bring in new faces.
Now on that note, I have been thinking. Most events that go on in the FGC usually use people or pro’s that are already established within the community. Its always the same people (Mike Ross, Justin Wong, Gootecks, Combofiend, etc.) This is great and insures that the event will be extremely fun to watch, but these people are all apart of this generation. What about the next generation? Across the U.S. there have been teens and even young children that have been travelling to tournaments and actually competing with established names in the community (Winrich, CJTruth, Noah, etc.), but there are still kids out there that are skillful and talented but never get to go to big tournaments.
That is why I am proposing Cross Assault for Teens! The age limit would be from 13-18 years old (with parental permission of course) and it would pit two teams of teens against each other in a fighting game or multiple fighting games! (Again this is just an idea). Now hear me out before you get ready to type your hateful messages. I think a good show needs 3 things to make it good and those things are Drama, interest, and quality.
I am not talking about manufactured drama either, I mean real “edge of your seat”, “holy shit this is hype” drama. I don’t know about you, but I would love to see who would win against CJTruth vs Winrich or the Canadian tron player from Final Round vs another aspiring teen! To me this seems like it could be hype, because the people who brought these kids into the fighting game community can see all the things they taught them in action. Also the kids can get some fame and glory as everybody at home watches them destroy other teens and acquire the title of “the next jwong” or “The real prodigy”. And with hype and glory always comes salt and drama lol. I believe this would have plenty of it.
Well this is why I’m here! If enough people are interested in this, why can’t we make it happen? If enough people are into something we can clearly have it passed along to Capcom in a heartbeat. We had a huge uproar about the on disc dlc characters for sfxtk and within 2 days Capcom made a statement. We had a huge uproar about the “fake” UMvC3X posters that were all over the internet, and within hours 3 Capcom representatives all made statements about it. We have power and if we truly want something, we can easily exercise this power. The more people who know and want to do this, the better!
We have all been there. . . .the stream is really laggy and keeps cutting out so after a while you just give up and go do something else. In order for a show to be good, we need to eliminate this and make it the same quality as a Team Spooky stream or IPlaywinner. Seriously, If this spooky started talking about this show and how excited he was to stream it, that automatically guarantees at least 500-1000 people lol.
Again. . . this is all just an idea, and I want feedback (real feedback not just hate spam) on to why this would not work. I feel like this would be a great show and a step in the right direction for the fighting game community!