Times are changing in the Esports landscape as other forms of Esports, like fighting games, claw their way up to the top to match the success of MOBAs in the past half-decade. It comes to no surprise that Capcom, the leading game company in the fighting game industry, wants to clean up the standards of their tournaments to match a professionalism we find in sports in general.
Steam Account Value: Less Hype in Inappropriate Conduct
It’s been recently announced that there are a couple of new rules in the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) for this 2016 that may rub a few wrongly. There are a few new rules that were a long time coming like the banning of swearing within the tournament proper, harassment, collusion and “other types of conduct deemed inappropriate at Capcom’s sole discretion.”
With these new rulings, the “hype” that players like Filipino Champ bring to the table may be sidetracked as they treat these things as types of trashtalk that is a necessity in competitive scenes like this. Of course, they aren’t truly needed, but it does create a dent in what people have come to expect in tourneys these days. Fortunately, remember that this is only for the CPT and nothing more. Capcom, I surmise, merely wants a respectable and professional sport like what the NBA or NFL do (or should do, at least). It naturally follows that this sort of sportsmanship be passed on to the online realm to foster a better attitude and more players playing. Nothing else will ever increase your Steam Account value than that.
Steam Account: No More Gambling in Tourneys
But the biggest blow to the community may be the new ruling on gambling within the tourney. “Gambling of any form is now banned from all events, and violators may be ejected and even banned from the Pro Tour altogether.” This is a serious thing as the fighting game community tends to enjoy the common sidebet and the even more common money matches between players. Granted, I believe this will help the community grow more, at least within the bounds of Capcom’s events and, in part, help the fighting game community in general, but a lot of folks are going to be take aback by this. A lot of the very hype moments in FGC history always had money involved where the stakes were very real and very high.
But, again, this is only for the CPT and, presumably, other Capcom tournaments in the future.