How can I keep playing fighting games without feeling pressured to compete?

  1. Dislike for tournament play as a competitive format
  2. Valuing learning and growth but disliking ‘soulless grind’
  3. Feeling pressure to improve as a competitive player despite not having the desire to prove yourself competitively
Once the line is long enough every match becomes Evo Finals.
  • Tuesday — REV2SDAY netplay tournament
  • Wednesday — +R netplay or Rev2 lobby/training mode session, depending on what I’m feeling
  • Thursday — Either +R weekly netplay bracket or playing other non-GG fighting games with friends
  • Friday — local +R/Rev2 casuals
  • Saturday — local tournament or replay review/training mode time
  • Sunday — break
Ryu is also not really a fan of big tournaments.
Jam players everywhere know there’s more to fighting games than just winning tournaments. (Shoutouts to Milk!!!)

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