I’m sure there are plenty of people who play SFIV and MvC so that they can enter tourneys and maybe get their name known and such. But why do you play the lesser known or less popular games? BlazBlue doesn’t seem to have a huge following compared to Capcom games, and there are plenty of people who play FGs that don’t have online modes, be it PS2 Guilty Gear or Vampire Stalkers.
So for those who play the latter, why? I’m not knocking you, nor am I trying to call you out. But to me, it seems a rather large appeal to playing FGs is the ability to compete against other players, but that can be rather difficult if no one else plays your game.