Update from Super Arcade:
This has been haunting me for a long time now. If Smash Ultimate Tourneys do not succeed and do not bring in the people… Super Arcade is canceling ALL tourneys sometime in early January. We tried every day of the week, we tried every game out there. It just doesnt work and though it might seem unfair to the communities that attend our locals, having 10-12 players enter the current “popular” titles just isnt feasible and the arcade is losing money at an alarming rate in attempts to accommodate everyone. I built this house to create a home for every community. The Street Fighter crew, the NRS crew, for the old school, the anime, and the smash communities. We moved the schedule around all over the place and it just didn’t bring in more people. Now with Tekken and Soul Calibur just not booming, everything just seems to be falling apart. Its not just 1 day of the week thats failing, its every tourney series and every community that is losing players and unless I win the lottery, I just can’t afford to lose anymore. Once again, I tried my best and times have just changed a lot. And for the record, this is not anyones fault but my own. I dont want to hear anyone say I didnt give it my best. I lost my homes, I lost my family, my health has deteriorated, and I am just losing my mind now and find it hard to stay motivated when staring at empty walls. Saddest thing for me is that “I give up.” Ive always been positive, had hope, and always reached my goals. The reality of being technically “homeless” and running low on funds is too much to deal with at the moment and now my focus is taking care of my kids. Im sorry FGC.
The arcade will remain open and renovated though. For those of you who like arcades, we will be adding a lot more machines, air hockey, pool possibly, and some redemption stuff. So Super Arcade is not dying, just the tournament scene. It’s on its last string with Smash Ultimate coming, and the whole tournament scene lies in the hands of this game.