I was talking with AKscrube about this possible … and powerful idea … but at the end it also depends in a way to u guys ( if not all ! ).
This is the first time that an SNK game was considered to be part in an official lineup in a EVOLUTION tournament. The voting idea was awesome, u get to choose what game u would like to be at the line up and the one/ones with most votes will get its chance. The bad point of the idea was to think that everybody can trust paying their fees online and to think that everyone has access to a PC, to the net and finally … to a paypal account. At the end … KOF didnt make it at the official line up … BUT !
The organizers of EVO have given us good merits in trying to make this happen and are willing to make us use some of their onsite TVs if we still want to hold the tourney ( lots of thanks to them especially to S-Kill ).
Now … we only have 19 payed entrees and the question is … would u guys still want this tourney to happen ?
Here Im gonna talk only of myself : If Im going to EVO … Im doint it coz I wanna have FUN !, I wanna meet new peeps, chill with with everybody and hopefully find more good KOF players.
But thats not the main reason … what I would realy like, is to see this KOF community grow ( at least here in the US ). Having a KOF tourney at EVO will be a huge step in making the game be recognized as a competitive one here in this country. So I would like to be part in a tourney like that even its unofficial … BUT ONE THATS EXPOSED TO EVERYBODY TO CREATE INTEREST ( like advertising ).
Here is the main idea … **LETS MAKE THE TOURNEY TO BE ENTRY FREE ! ** … I still have to talk with Mr. Wizard or with any other organizer that is in charge of this ( not only me … also everyone that is interested like K-Force member The Answer ) about this issue and to see how we can do this at EVO.
I have some ideas on how this can happen … but I also want to see ideas from you guys.
We can put a table at a side of the official registering one and put some posters saying this is only for the KOF tourney ( still need permision from Wizard ). If u wanna join the tourney just sign in … AND IT WILL BE FREE ! … u can do that after u have payed your fees in the official table and u r just about to get out of the room ( kinda like the one they had at last year’s EVO ).
Now the tricky part … u will probably think … mmmm … ok … the entry fee is free … so then WHAT WILL BE THE MAJOR PRIZES ??? … thats when u guys come along and I wanna hear ideas from you.
I dont care donating 10 or 20 bucks from my pocket towards the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places to this KOF tourney … all I want is to see this tournament to have a big amount of players … that will be wake up some interest on more than one player or organizer towards the game.
We can also make the entry fee to be as low as $1 so we have more money to put in the pot … the donations are a bonus for the first places AND ARE THE KEY TO CREATE INTEREST
I can talk with the rest of my K-Force members and Im pretty sure we can all make a small donation and give a bonus of 100 bucks for the first place. Imagine that …you pay only ONE DOLLAR for the KOF tourney … and maybe u could win at least 100 bucks !! … even better … u could enter for free and still get 100 bucks !!
Hell, if this was the case for a game like say MKDeception … a game in which I dont know anything about it and that have never played it in my life … i would still consider the idea of joining it coz maybe I could win 100 bucks … for free ! … and I didnt even pay a single dollar ! … BUT ! … I have to reconsider coz I know my skills at that game are less than poor … so instead of wasting my time playing a game that I know I wont stand a chance one that will actually consume my time at EVO ( I should be better spending my time doing other things like playing the games I like or that Im good at … or chilling with my friends ) … I would think again … and not join the tourney.
Well … thats the idea … sounds kinda crazy, but its has some actual sense … especially if we want this KOF tourney to have a great turnout, and also to have the game be recognized as competitive one.
Please post … we all need your ideas and concerns.
P.S: Before I forget … since the game its unofficial … we can ran the tourney BOTH ON AES AND PS2 … just say in which console u feel more comfortable playing when u sign up for the tourney at the table.
Btw … I dont care playing 2002 on PS2.