Yeah so, back in my day (I’m exercising one of my privileges as an old man. Deal with it), players got respect by winning tournaments, not by posting videos on YouTube. I suppose this crap was inevitable given that there hasn’t been a new tournament game in forever, but things have reached a new level of stupidity.
To me it looks like 99.99% of the Marvel community has just given up on ever winning a tournament, and is looking for any alternate way of gaining recognition. This is the favorite refuge of the scrub (YES, I SAID IT) – you can’t compete in the “real” game so you make up your own alternate game with some bullshit rules and try to be the best at that. Money match, race to 50, I pick your characters, and you have to play with the controller upside-down. But it’s for $1400, so it’s gotta be tops, right? Right?
There’s nothing wrong with a money match. We all love em. But I draw the line when EXHIBITION play becomes more of a draw than tournament play, and mid-tier players who wouldn’t make the semi-final bracket at Evo are the new Marvel celebrities.
-bitter old man