One year of alternative fighting game events

Oh shit we got a promo video!

Locals are necessary but not enough

  • Players can feel disincentivized to help each other get stronger, as that might hurt their placement in the next tournament
  • Once a game has been around for a while, tournament results often stabilize, and even small changes in placement can be few and far between
  • New players will go 0–2 in open brackets for a long time, which can be demoralizing and make it hard for them to see progress
  • Focusing only on open bracket performance can discourage players from finding other ways to get good, because those efforts might not immediately affect their local results
This is one of my favorite top 3 photos.

Going beyond the open bracket

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