I think this was mentioned somewhere in the Evo X thread, but it’s so huge, and I think this topic deserves it’s own thread.
I’m asking Evo staff, on behalf of the fighting games that may not be a main Evo game, to have atleast the top 3 of “big” side tournaments, such as Melty Blood, Arcana Heart, various other games that may hit a big entry like the SNK games Dark Geese runs or the likes, displayed on the big screen (if they want to). I’m not asking for it to be displayed on Finals day (if Evo keeps the same day format it’s been for the past couple of years) but it would be nice. Maybe like a certain time of the day, to display a certain top 3, to expose the game to the overall Fighting Game community, and to show that certain games are growing.
I’ll take Melty Blood for example, since I’m more intertwined with the community. At Evo we were the largest side tournament at Evo (I think GG singles were a handful entries more) with if I recall correctly atleast 45 entries . To accomodate the side tournament we had to use a whole table full of T.V.s to hold the tournament (eventually we had to give some to GG singles to run their tournament) Also at Family Fun Arcade in Southern California we recently held a Melty Blood tournament with the size of 50 some odd entries (It was only Norcal and Socal, one from Arizona) And our next tournament we’re expecting other people from the different parts of the US to come down to play. I’ve also heard NEC got a great amount of entries too from all over the US and even Canada. If the numbers continue to grow, we may have more numbers than even the smallest Evo-sponsored games.
Arcana Heart is also a growing game in the US, that has been doing very well, especially on the East Coast, having a great amount on entries at tournaments. I don’t know too much about it so I won’t speak on it. I don’t want to give out wrong information.
Dark Geese also put tons of effort into his SNK games, and getting them exposed to people. A few of them only have a handful of entries, some have quite a few. Obviously showing every game Dark Geese would not be logical, but maybe his biggest tournament finals could be displayed.
Don’t you think the not-so-known-but-growing games deserve to have the spotlight for a bit too?