Why are tournaments so damn expensive for spectators. Yea, fighting games are going mainstream and whatever, but still it’s like a damn hassle to go to a tournament, or any major nowadays, Here me out, I haven’t been to a major in years, because I don’t care for these new games nor do I play or own any of these new fighting games nowadays since I highly dislike them with a passion.
But! Most of us with common sense go to tournaments for the experience, because only a select few will ever see that prize money anyways. I’m fine with the new line ups putting in shit fighter 4 and mugen vs capcom 3, it’s a new time, its all good “whatever”/
But, don’t tournament organizers understand that a decent chunk of old-heads or casual gamers like a couple of my friends want to come and be a part of the community, hang out, meet up on with old friends we use to kick it with and play cvs2,mvc2, st etc… with? Seriously, the upcoming major tournaments right around the corner, and I talk to a couple of my friends there going to FR, SB or TXS, but they actually play sf4,mvc3, and such.
Yet, myself and others alike are like cool…"I’ll come hang out just to have something to do that weekend, chip in for gas, chip in for hotel,etc… which will, only save my boys extra money to either MM or enter a extra game for the hell of it… but damn it’s like a casual / or oldhead that just want to unite with some peeps and kick back and throw on so old games and simply spectate, it’s like …1. need to preregister with or bank card online, else you play at door and that will be like 40$ and up. or 2. Come on day two or three and still have to play $40 and up at the door.
I’m pretty sure others in my position are like damn…is it really worth going through are that? I’m coming to spectate not fucking play. I understand charging that much for venue for people actually entering tournaments to “try” to get something out of it, but the it’s like if you coming to watch and simply hang out, that’s 40 dollars for a little plastic badge for you to put around your neck “SPECTATE”.
Damn, with all this dlc shit and rehashed games that are out now, and to keep up to date it’s damn near like monthly bills and has gotten to damn expensive, but now tournaments?
Fuck it, all I’m saying is what the hell? Is it to the point were if you don’t play hardcore you might as well stay at home? Because I guarantee a shit load of people are, which sucks because the FGC suppose to be better then that.
Yet, still the fuck is the spectator when it comes to FG majors?
damn do a spectator fee of 10 to 15 dollars or something…geeeez it’s ridiculous