Looking at the list of possible “side-event” games that you’re given choices for when you register for EVO, the choice is honestly a no-brainer.
Look at the selections:
Okay, games like KOF 2k2 and SFA3 are solid games, nobody is debating that at all. But let’s face it, if these tournaments take place, you’re basically giving free money to either 1. the very VERY small community that plays KOF seriously or 2. OG SFA3 players and/or Japanese. There will not be a tournament, but a massacre of anyone who stupidly thinks they can hold their own against the few people who play these two games.
MK: Deception? Dead or Alive? Jigga WHAT? Since when are these serious fighting games in any regard, deserving of a tournament? They may have some fun online play, but that’s all they’re good for, and they’ve never been recognized as serious, tournament-caliber games.
Stack all of that up against CFE.
As of my writing this, CFE has just gone LIVE. Meaning every everloving scrub on the planet has a chance to get some real comp in this game. And considering that absolutely NOBODY has been playing this game at all, chances are this tournament will be one of the most interesting at EVO. Maybe you can argue that CFE isn’t as solid as other Capcom 2d fighters, but the fact of the matter is, the game is new and hasn’t been broken yet. And that’s going to make for the best tournament possible.
If you want to see a few predictable players dominating (and you wasting your money), vote for KOF2k2 or SFA3; thats what those few people want you to do!
If you want to see a crappy, glitchy, scrubby mashfest for games that have never been recognized as tournament-worthy, vote for MK or DOA. Hell, you might as well vote for Primal Rage and Timekillers, it’s all the same shit.
BUT if you want to see a legitimate tournament that ANYONE has a chance to actually do well in…because we’re all on the same playing field…vote for CFE.
I rest my case.