MvC3 was there last year for all in attendance to try out (months prior to its release). SFxT/3sO might be there this year for people to try out too.
S-Kill (aka Seth Killian, Capcom’s Community Manager) was in attendance for many EVO’s and Ono-san was in attendance last year to show an appreciation for the community.
The big Gamestop SF4 tournament where Justin Wong, Poongko, Daigo, and Iyo participated in was also part of Capcom’s work. Not sure how much Capcom paid to get Poongko, Daigo, and Iyo to fly over from their respective countries.
Capcom has showed its presence in previous events too including one where CVS2 was introduced and allowing CVS2 to be location tested in parts of America. There’s also Capcom Unity events like Captivate.
Prior to MVC3’s launch, Capcom also ran “Fight Club.” Players there were given yet another chance to give MVC3 a try and give input to Capcom representatives about the game.
Capcom does a lot of communication between themselves and the fighting game community. Probably more then most game developers out there. They listened to the community and used GGPO for Third Strike: Online.
Anyone know if Capcom does some stuff for events like SBO? Only thing I can recently recall was the unveiling of AE at least year’s SBO.
Edit: Even after all of this participation and community interaction by Capcom, you guys feel it’s not enough? To justify that, Capcom should put some money in to the cash pot for some major tournaments? So you guys feel that it’s all about money? :wtf:
Maybe a tournament organizer or two can chime in on why they haven’t asked Capcom for some additional cash for tournament prizes.
I personally don’t think cash from Capcom is needed. However another big tournament by Capcom like the one with Wong/Poongko/Daigo/Iyo would be nice but that’s what majors are for.