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ChrisG and Filipino Champ discuss the state of the FGC, EVO and more in Live on 3 interview

Posted by SFilp • May 29, 2013 at 9:32 p.m. PDT
ChrisG and Filipino Champ discuss the state of the FGC, EVO and more in Live on 3 interview Updated: An archive from tonight's interview has been added into this story. The Live on 3 crew discussed eSports, earning money in fighting games, the state of the scene and more with AGE|NYChrisG, coL|Filipino Champ and tournament organizer John Gallagher.

ChrisG's interview is a bit hard to pick up all of the details from, because there was a considerable amount of background chatter, as he took the interview during Next Level Battle Circuit, which made for some challenging circumstances.

If you want to skip straight to the FGC related content, hit the 1:23:00 mark. The stream archive is after the jump.

Comments

GoSpeed said on May 29, 2013 at 3:52 p.m.

in b4 the complaints of one more game not being nbc nightly news quality

#1
OhYouDontSayThat said on May 29, 2013 at 3:58 p.m.

in b4 someone makes that stupid "in b4..." joke!

oh, wait....

#2
Chrisuchiwa said on May 29, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.

Omgggg, Chris G wants some esport money, is he quitting marvel? That would be nice for other top players.
I guess he will cry as always durng the whole interview and will complain about PS3 and how FGC hates him. lol. ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzz!

#3
BlackMasamune said on May 29, 2013 at 4:06 p.m.

I hate LO3, why do they insist on continuing to bother the FGC?

#4
DProto said on May 29, 2013 at 4:13 p.m.

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#5
CitizenLawless said on May 29, 2013 at 4:28 p.m.

I was on this stream for next to 25 minutes, they were talking about DotA. No ChrisG -_-

#6
Chrisuchiwa said on May 29, 2013 at 4:35 p.m.

@5 totally agree! ChrisG doesn't know how to speak correctly and fluently. His interviews are often boring and it is seems like he is always looking for words to use.

My teacher always told us that people who can't talk correctly, often become aggressive, violent in order to compensate their inability, maybe he was right. lol.

#7
doomOVER9000 said on May 29, 2013 at 4:44 p.m.

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#8
Him said on May 29, 2013 at 4:45 p.m.

(Hi! I'm a nobody and I judge people on how they speak! I also took my teacher's assumptions to heart, so when I hear someone trip over their words sometimes I will get defensive and judgmental!)

Good interview for your boy. I can't wait for that F-Champ/Chris G rematch! We need some more clutch moments!

#9
chrismcandless said on May 29, 2013 at 5:17 p.m.

this is kind of lame. three bottom of the barrel "e-celebs" latching onto "professional cyber athletes".

i'm all for esports but djwheat is probably the only recognizable figure of the three.

#10
XParradOX said on May 29, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.

There's something that could be done, Capcom cand make much more money as well.

#11
XParradOX said on May 29, 2013 at 6:11 p.m.

Chris G just need to embrace that "bad" role and use it to create more talk, Kind of like Mayweather does.

#12
qOcOp said on May 29, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.

That was the most cringe worthy interview ever. Chris G is so socially awkward

#13
mousetrapped said on May 29, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.

Only caught the end of it but... 1) Sounds like Chris isn't doing EVO? and 2) he called the interview "horrible" lmao

#14
thegoldencat said on May 29, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.

Didn't see it, but I'm hearing it did not go well.

#15
qOcOp said on May 29, 2013 at 6:19 p.m.

F champ comes in to save the day from the awkwardness

#16
XParradOX said on May 29, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

Wow, Tell em FChamp. There's other ways to handle business besides crying. Chris seems like he wants someone to kiss his ass or cry for him. He should main M.O.D.O.K now.

#17
thegoldencat said on May 29, 2013 at 6:40 p.m.

Never been a fan of F champ, but he actually came across pretty well. More media-savvy than Chris I guess. I respect the passion.

#18
cliffeside said on May 29, 2013 at 6:50 p.m.

crap what'd i miss?

#19
qOcOp said on May 29, 2013 at 6:54 p.m.

not much, chris g whining he's not getting paid. doesnt want to go to evo cuz he wont get famous. f champ laying the smack down

#20
ShinzoBishamon said on May 29, 2013 at 7:21 p.m.

The ChrisG hate never fails *Kappa

#21
UltraTien said on May 29, 2013 at 7:29 p.m.

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#22
edrigo said on May 29, 2013 at 8:16 p.m.

It is getting more and more clear that the hate is getting to chris which is a shame. It's true that alot of people will refuse to watch marvel if chris is playing.

#23
GoSpeed said on May 29, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

@12 he should itll bring more hype to his matches. like the old school smack talkers mike chaos and dark prince. speaking of which what happened to that couple

#24
TheTHCGamer said on May 29, 2013 at 9:28 p.m.

@8 About time you got banned troll.

#25
YumaTsukumo said on May 29, 2013 at 10:01 p.m.

@23 but if Chris G doesnt play Marvel will die & maybe faster knowing that nobody could beat Chris G consistently i mean come on thats gotta hurt that competitive ego everyone has they really couldnt call themselves the best i hope he goes to EVO if not whats the point of Marvel?

#26
Tensa said on May 29, 2013 at 10:38 p.m.

Well if he doesn't want to go EVO he doesn't have to I sorta understand what chrisG wants but it seems like every time chrisG says anything he usually gets more hate -_-

#27
TheTHCGamer said on May 29, 2013 at 10:53 p.m.

This was a terrible environment to hold an interview it should have been done where there were less distractions. The interview that Jason did with Chris G a few weeks back was much better. Im not blaming the interview on either parties but it shouldve been done under better circumstances.

There was way to much going on in the background and it was distracting on both parties. Watch the Chris G interview with Jason he did a lot better when answering questions.

#28
crispylinks77 said on May 29, 2013 at 11:03 p.m.

The amount of idiots on this site is ridiculous. The main point ChrisG is making is that, it's VERY HARD to make a living in the FGC. All the exceptional players who dream of making it big will need to realize that the amount of effort they put in might not justify the reward.

#29
MarthFE said on May 29, 2013 at 11:13 p.m.

I love video games, play em a lot. But even I'll admit, as a lazy person, playing video games and not having a real job at least on the side, is beyond lazy.

That aside I HATE Chris g, but even I don't think he should stop playing. He's an obstacle everyone else has to climb to become the best. Although a pain, I'm sure many players can in a way call Chris g "motivation".

As dead as umvc3 may seem, I don't think it'll ever be totally dead. I mean... Mvc2 lasted, didn't it? And it only died down because mvc3 came

#30
chipndip said on May 29, 2013 at 11:14 p.m.

If Chris quits Marvel and someone becomes champ, it's not the same. Someone has to DETHRONE the champ to be the champ, and even if FChamp is the Evo champion, Chris G is the "champ" in everyone's minds right now. As much as you guys hate his play, he's a necessary evil to the game, cause he's what everyone is gunning for right now. He's the gatekeeper to "gdlk". He's your SNK boss. Hate all you want, but if he quits, and someone wins, it's not gonna be the same. It never will.

Kind of funny too. You don't see people making "anti-Infiltration" tech or "anti-Sethlolol" tech. It's solely "anti-MorriDoom" crap we hear about. Specific teams and strategies...for one team and strategy. I think Chris is kind of fed up with being the target I just described him as a moment ago. I think he thinks that the FGC thinks that he's the guy to hate, and he doesn't like it. That's my take on it, as well as that interview posted here a few days ago, anyway.

#31
TheTHCGamer said on May 29, 2013 at 11:55 p.m.

@29 Agreed some people have this mindset of if your that good you dont need to do anything else which isnt true. I think he brought up big organizers like Mr Wizard because he feels they eat away at the profits and dont give nearly as much as they should to the winners. Now now all tournament organizers get huge funds but im sure the EVO organizers like wizard make there fair share of the profits.

Heres the problem though fighting games arent as popular as other esports games so the top players just arent going to make the same money. That is unless fighting games just go straight esports and get more exposure. Even then fighting games are a lot more harder to get into compared to other genres like FPS for example.

You dont have teammates you can just fall back on when your Fing up and matches are very fast paced/intense. Its not like you have 10 to 30 minutes to start figuring s*** out you need to be ready on the fly. Then theres the whole struggle of do we conform to what esports wants and become something that is in my opinion dull as f***. Its a compromise though if you want more money in life you have to be more professional.

Tough call because you run the risk of taking fighting games to another level and if it fails alienating its current fanbase. Lets face it love it or hate it we love the drama that comes with the FGC. Everything would come to an end with the way FGC currently is. Some people might say thats a good thing but no one can hate every thing about the current situation. You might not like certain aspects or players however there is always something you enjoy about the way fighting games are right now.

Be careful with what you ask for because those hype moments might turn boring. Then again top level players will be living the dream theyll actually be able to make a living off of something they love doing. Wish there was a way for top level players that put in the time to be as great as they are to make a better profie without having to go the route of esports.

#32
markp said on May 30, 2013 at 12:13 a.m.

wtf is chris g trying to say? lmao

#33
spotlesseden said on May 30, 2013 at 12:17 a.m.

f. champ must hate ChirsG. ChirsG is right about most sponsors are not really sponsors, you don't get any money from them. Alot of pros already said it. F.champ's sponsor maybe different, but that's an exception, not the rule. Even EG didn't pay Marn that's why he quit.

#34
nusense said on May 30, 2013 at 12:33 a.m.

Seems like AGE sponsored bunch of whining bitches(Fanatiq\flash\Headkrone) .

#35
Loryuo said on May 30, 2013 at 1:02 a.m.

I want the outro song. That song is hella awesome.

#36
NoizyChild said on May 30, 2013 at 1:19 a.m.

Chris G's problem is that he's a whiny prima donna that wants people's adulation and respect, and goes on Twitter to kick and stomp and scream when he doesn't get his way.

The hate he gets is nothing. Justin Wong used to get straight up banned from some MVC2 tourneys back in the day. BANNED. Viscant got hate when he won EVO 2011. Champ gets hate because of how good he is and his on-screen personality. Chris G gets hate not only for his MorriDoom team, but because of his antics on Twitter. I've never seen any other player go on a Twitter rant just because they got sent to losers. Hate comes with the money and the crown. Chris G just can't handle it.

We all know damn well he'll be at EVO. Problem is, he's got actual reason to be scared now. Champ is hot on his trail. Flocker handed him a loss recently. People are making anti-MorriDoom teams. Chris could very well not win EVO. He just wants attention and for people to stroke his ego and tell him that the sun shines because he gets out of bed in the morning.

#37
myoverworld said on May 30, 2013 at 1:20 a.m.

Am I the only one getting tired over the I hate Mr Wizard thing. I mean I honestly don't know much but if their is someone that the east coast should learn from is probably Alex Jebailey I mean look at CEO. Lately There's been a lot of talk about Evo doing this and that and I guess just like the stream monster are bringing Chris G down it's the same way some people are starting to believe some of this EVO Illuminati things.

Chris G should just enjoy things right now you think people like TriForce even care I bet EMP is still gonna go to evo look at it this way people come and go, BALA might come back at evo or something but no one gave two cents where he went even tho he was the best at KOF in the states.

#38
kaka said on May 30, 2013 at 2:29 a.m.

i don't know why fighting game tourneys should get more money. as some have stated, you have games like LoL and DOTA with a far bigger audience than all the fighting games combined. dota have between 100k to 200k players at any given time for dota and streams are at 25k on average for LoL. more interest generates more sponsors

#39
fukeventhubs said on May 30, 2013 at 3:54 a.m.

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#40
EndlessWitch said on May 30, 2013 at 4:10 a.m.

@37
Amen to that.

#41
EnsignHiro said on May 30, 2013 at 4:54 a.m.

man chris g is right. if you dont care that you lose you dont have the drive and the guts it takes to actually get better. it burns me the hell up when i lose to people in games i hate it alot!. especially when the guy that beats me goes full R)@*rd and somehow takes it. thanks for the post eventhubs. regardless of any players haters it is still nice to hear from players alike!

#42
EnsignHiro said on May 30, 2013 at 5:01 a.m.

also wtf get outta here with that " i play sakura and now all of a sudden shes top 5?" it had nothing to do with you chris g it is a fact she is nasty. you may be good at ae but when it comes to being good worldwide you have along journey ahead of you. all the internationals and other great usa players say hi dude...

#43
disp said on May 30, 2013 at 5:35 a.m.

Wheats was totally right, Chris needs a representative or good friends to do the talking and take care of him.

I felt really bad for him watching that interview, you can feel that he doesn't quite find the words for what he wants to express and was misunderstanding most of the questions.

#44
satchow said on May 30, 2013 at 6:04 a.m.

@45 Correct, you're supposed to be good at being interviewed if you do an interview. We all are tripping with the awkwardness because it was an awkward hour long interview where he did not convey the message that he had in mind and it came out very badly. So badly that at the end of the interview he was saying that he made things worse. Got it?

#45
jason24cf said on May 30, 2013 at 6:49 a.m.

Chris is not awkward. Look at the interview I held with him at ECTV. He felt comfortable and he spoke openly and freely. This setting was just bad overall. I know first hand how hard it is to hold an interview at Next Level because a majority of my interviews take place at Next Level under these same circumstances. That said, having a stream interview at Next Level just a bad idea I feel.

Also Chris is correct about Marvel, when I was still on DMG and PR Rog placed 2nd at EVO. I reached out to Marvel, as the firm I was working for at the time represents Marvel, they told me "we are fine with the game and the exsposure it has. We have no plans to support it any further".

If you fans would like I can have a follow up with Chris under far beter conditions so we can really get into these subjects.

#46
chosenst said on May 30, 2013 at 7:13 a.m.

Really #10? "Bottom of the barrel e-celebs". Just because you are ignorant to who they are doesn't mean you need to show the rest of us. SirScoots has been around for years and was behind on of the biggest gaming sites of the early 2000's in Gotfrag. He's the reason a sponsor as big as EG even exists in the FGC. Oh and Slasher? Try watching any professional Quake match the last 5-10 years from America or Europe and see who comnentates. He's a staple at dreamhack and quakecon cause that is the main game he represents. These guys are trying to give the FGC exposure but people are too stupid to figure it out.

#47
Auron said on May 30, 2013 at 7:16 a.m.

@jason
please do cuz thats interview was bad in alot of aspects :

Location,time,the Q.,voice....etc

#48
ibukkeke said on May 30, 2013 at 7:24 a.m.

can we please start playing on pc now? you can't sell anything on consoles everybody knows it fgc wake up!

#49
Aqua said on May 30, 2013 at 7:41 a.m.

ChrisG has a lot of misguided frustrations, he acts like a man-child and can't handle his position in the FGC.

i used to be one of his fans when he would keep to himself and have his gameplay do the talking.

disconsidering TOs, sponsors and the fans like that will get you nowhere. he should be thankful of having this opportunity with fighting games, 'cause outside of them he can't even speak properly and would net him a job at McD flipping burgers.

#50
EnsignHiro said on May 30, 2013 at 7:45 a.m.

@jason

i dont think a followup is a good idea. at this point in time people just wanna see him go to evo at least and thats it. every single interview hes getting worse and worse with how scared he appears when asked said questions and how he defends himself. im not saying i dont like his interviews im saying now its to the point where he doesnt even look comfortable anymore to even be playing or getting interviewed. maybe we should just let him do his thing and not worry about his stuff seriously.

#51
jamsmasterp said on May 30, 2013 at 7:59 a.m.

I get where Chris is coming from, the best players in anything else get paid enough for being one of the best. Unfortunately for Chris we are not there yet in the fgc. It is a strange scenario when the content producers make more then the best player. Spooky and Maximillion probably make much more than Chris. Thats no slight on them though there is just more money in producing content than being the best. Hopefully one day we can get to a point when being the best will get you a decent living. Idon't think that will ever happen though. You have to produce some sort of content and be a great player.

#52
jason24cf said on May 30, 2013 at 8:11 a.m.

@53 your correct and its both sad and true. But that happens with sports anyhow. ESPN makes hundreds of MILLIONS for running sports when players make 1/4 of that. At least sports atheletes have endorsment deals.

And that is the key issue, sponsors help players but aside from getting them to events and giving players free gear what does the player truly gain? If the player doesnt win a event they make no money. Winning EVO has no reward to it other then "he is a EVO champ"

Another example again when I was with DMG. Perfect Legend won EVO. I reached out to WB asking for support and doing thigns to help build the MK commuity. The firm I was working for at the time assited me in putting together a great package. WB reply, "we already supported the game with prize money for EVO. We have no further plans to support the game"

I know you mostly all know me for my interviews but for the 2 years I was with DMG I was contacnting companies everyday seekign ways to get them on board and helpt he FGC grow. The companies dont see potential in the FGC for many factors. You have to remember, companies will invest money only if it doubles their investment. Its that simple, if they put in "1" they want "2" as a return. If that doesnt happen they will not invest. Another factor is, fighting games are far harder to play as say... FPS and sim games.

#53
jamsmasterp said on May 30, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

So basically if most endorsment/sponsors are sh!t then if you are in it for money like Chris you gotta make yourself a brand and endorse yourself ala Fchamp and FGTV. Or honestly give up this isnt changing any time soon unless it comes from the top. I don't know much about investments and the like but it seems like if Capcom put in a decent effort/money they would see a return. Tourneys are basically free promotion for games anyway imo.

#54
SgtKonus said on May 30, 2013 at 8:46 a.m.

@55, but the problem is that the people watching the stream usually own the game already so there is no reason for Capcom to really sponsor any tournament outside of EVO.

For example, I own a copy of SF4 and watch SF4 streams because I want to see good players play the game. Capcom wouldn't make any money trying to advertise SF4 to me since I already have the game. I mean, when a game is really new, then companies should support the game at tournaments which is what every company does. However, past say 3 Months, companies drop their support of their games a tournaments as everyone who wants to play their game at a competitive level has brought their game.

#55
jason24cf said on May 30, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.

@55 Yes and no in regards to the sponsors. As for Champ... I wouldnt say free headphones is a great deal. Stream money isnt big money. Appearance fee is a good deal but when he appears at these events he isnt he easiest person to speak too. Its hard overall for the FGC. I understand Chris frustration because we speak a lot when we see each other and his main issue is, "I put in so much hard work to do well at somethign but it isnt paying off" Im sure we all have that feeling in all walks of life. We work very hard at our jobs and we feel our salary doesnt justify that effort. That is what I think it all comes down too.

He wants a return on his hardwork. Winning a major doenst net you much. Winning UFGT9 in Marvel maybe netted him $1,500 tax free. You cant live off of that money

#56
jason24cf said on May 30, 2013 at 8:53 a.m.

@56 IS CORRECT! Thats why now they push DLC HARD! Thats how they continue to make a profit. Support DLC FGC.

#57
JoeLewis said on May 30, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.

I wonder how different the conversation would be if Chris G was getting a player based sponsorship.

I can tell by the way he talks and how AGE handles things thats not the case, a player based sponsorship.

I want to see a player like Chris achieve the highest success. I think his play speaks louder than a lot of the current sponsors within fighting games.

Aquasilk said it best when him and I were talking about thisand he said something like,
"You always have to have a back up plan to your main one, no matter how good your main one is treating you."

For me, if something is not working financially, I fix the problem immediately.

I think someone big needs to step up to the plate and offer Chris G something substantial, because he honestly deserves it.

PR is an issue for Chris, but hes also young.

#58
nusense said on May 30, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.

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#59
jamsmasterp said on May 30, 2013 at 9:05 a.m.

DLC is good but i think they can do more. They can run a trailer for Fast 6 inbetween games online for all i care. I don't know if that is even possible but i'd be down. I'd pay a subscription fee every
month if it meant more support from the people that make the game.
I am sure i am in the minority here though.

#60
jason24cf said on May 30, 2013 at 9:19 a.m.

@60 always a troll and such a shame. I hope your comment is removed.

@61 That can be done but that money goes to the movie, people will see it but how will it translate to sales? COD is so big because one its marketed very well, is seen on many TV spots, NBA playoffs come to mind, but most importantly, COD ITS EASY TO PLAY. FG are not easy, you have to worry about frames, hitboxes, setups, unblockables and more. We continue with it because we love it. The casual fan will not. Why do you think games like SFxT were made so super easy?

Gems were added to give lessor players a chance against skilled vets and in turn reach that general audience. How did it fair to use vets? We hated the game, we felt slighted and disrespected. You can now see the constant battle the publishers face. They want to produce something good but they want to make money.

This is off topic but why do you think the new consoles will have a DRM or used copy installing fee? Gamestop makes a profit off of used game sales. The publisher only makes money off of the first purchase and DLC. So while we may be upset about these additional fees, understand these are the steps these companies have to take in order to mkae a profit. If the comapanies make a profit, then maybe we will see the companies give back to those communities. There are so many layers to this topic.

#61
EmJaY said on May 30, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.

I like watching Chris play but he never seems to have a solution and when asked he simply says "your the E-Sports guys you tell me" If you don't know what people should be doing how can you complain about what they're doing now?

Fchamp made a lot of sense it's up to the player to use the win's for something bigger, he went down the list of how winning evo has helped his career and allowed him to profit more. Chris says winning EVO doesn't make a difference but he's never won. If you look at recent champs they've each gotten a lot of exposure since winning, it's up to them to utilize it and some have more than others. You can't even really compare the older evo champs because the scene was so much smaller then and the money they made is nothing compared to what Chris G makes now but I doubt Justin, Sanford, and Yipes said back and the day that "winning evo means nothing"

It really seems like a player at that level of success will only gain if they do something beyond the game and it sounds like Chris wants to be giving things by simply being good like a small few in other game leagues but if the FGC is not at that point, what is complaining going to do? If he's really that concerned he should use his success a leverage for opportunities like FChamp said.

I really think him not liking Mr Wizard (which is completely understandable) is the biggest issue

#62
analogos said on May 30, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.

there's a pretty big difference between "not liking mr wizard" and throwing a public temper tantrum punctuated by the use of a homophobic slur.

chris g is the best. he's also a man-child. he's going to have to do something about that.

#63
Tensa said on May 30, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.

He is young give him time anyways I can see why capcom wouldn't want to support the FGC much.

#64
LK said on May 30, 2013 at 12:18 p.m.

Chris G is a great player, he is talented and skilled. I have no problem watching his MorriDoom decimate lesser opponents, I applaud his dominance and I don't feel any less hype when he wins. Really, I enjoy his calculating style.

I don't enjoy his childish desire to be liked and his inability to make his point clear in public. He is a winner, winners are hated by losers, that is known by many older and more experienced people. That's Chris G's problem, he is a young, perhaps even young at heart. I don't know Chris G personally, my opinion is purely at face value from his public display of childishness and incoherent speeches.

Fame, fame is a powerful thing. Fame is what gives the would-be garbage like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton their notoriety. People want to be entertained so they pay attention to other, seemly more interesting individuals.

FGC Fame: Daigo Parry cemented Daigo as an FGC icon... and it happened in 2004. It's not until Daigo published his book and made numerous public appearances that made him a celebrity in Japan and world over. Oh it didn't hurt that he's a 2 time SF4 EVO champion and aforementioned Daigo Parry legend. Daigo may have gained fame from his solid fighting game ability, but being famous, is all on his own effort.

Daigo did not whine in public, he did not make a fool of himself, he knows what his audience wants and he gives it to them, 120%. Daigo is Hollywood.

My advice to Christopher Gonzalez:

1.) Win UMvC3 EVO 2013.
2.) Practice public speaking skill.
3.) Stop the constant negativity.
4.) Ignore haters.
5.) Invent a persona.
6.) Go to as many interviews and make as many public appearances as possible.
7.) Don't forget to smile.

Last thing Mr. Gonzalez, playing video game is not work, even if you practice all day, that is not work. If e-sports is a spectator sport, then you're an entertainer. You have to keep people entertained in order to earn a living. You don't do that by being mean and whiny, nobody wants to support a crybaby. It's work and you have to treat it as work, if you want to reach the big dollars.

#65
godfist314 said on May 30, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

I'm like the other fans who don't want to watch ChrisG win everytime. However I do sympathize with him being tongue tied on a widely visible show like Live on 3. I'd be fumbling over my words too if I knew there were so many people are being hateful towards me. I hope he succeeds, he worked really hard to get where he's at. I think many people pile hate on him because they're ignorant of what he's done to get to the level that he's at. It's understandable.

#66
ZOMBIEMEGAMAN said on May 30, 2013 at 12:59 p.m.

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#67
TheTHCGamer said on May 30, 2013 at 1:13 p.m.

@68 Are you mental? That was a terrible environment to hold an interview and im not blaming anyone just how the interview was done. There were moments in the interview where Chris was like huh? because of everything that was going on in the background. Even the interviewers were making fun of all the noise in the background. Guess you didnt watch the interview.

#68
ZOMBIEMEGAMAN said on May 30, 2013 at 1:54 p.m.

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#69
lordgootecks said on May 30, 2013 at 2:04 p.m.

I feel like his accent is like a southern accent where it doesn't matter what he's saying, people will say he sounds ignorant. I'm not familiar with djwheat but he spent the interview rolling his eyes, giggling, holding a gun to his head so I thought that was kinda rude.

#70
BoozerX said on May 30, 2013 at 4:38 p.m.

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#71
Havok214 said on May 31, 2013 at 5:33 a.m.

@69 This is not the only interview Chris has ever done. Go back and watch ANY of his interviews. Dude seems to have trouble finding words, expressing his opinion coherently for the audience and making cohesive sentences. I don't think anyone here is unfairly bashing him. It is legit criticism and it is something he needs to work on.

With that being said, it is kind of telling that many players seem to have absolutely zero business sense at all. Complaining about money? Where does he expect the money to come from? Ultimately, there needs to be more viewers/participants for there to be more money. The more viewers there are, the more streams and TOs can get in advertisement dollars. It will also attract more sponsors who want to advertise to these viewers, offer pot bonuses etc. This is business, and in general, a business will not waste money sponsoring and event unless they feel it will be a good investment of their money. Do people seriously think MadCatz sponsors all these events out of the kindness of their hearts? No, they get to set up booths, sell their merchandise at most tourneys, and advertise their products on stream which results (hopefully) in a return on their investment.

As an example, contrary to popular opinion, pro athletes did not always make millions of dollars. Back in the 60's, most NFL/MLB guys were making like 30k a year or less. Once viewership, advertisement dollars, sponsors, sports partnerships started to rise, ultimately these leagues were able to offer more money to the players. This is essentially what needs to happen if you want more money in the FGC.

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AURON570 said on May 31, 2013 at 9:05 p.m.

I feel like things just need to cool off on all sides. I think people need to get over morridoom. Both the team and ChrisG are beatable, putting him up as some sort of scapegoat for people to hate on isn't accomplishing anything. On the other hand I feel like ChrisG should keep doing what he loves doing and keep his head up. I'm sure lots of pros got heckled in the past and had to deal with stuff like this. So.. I feel like Chris should find his own way of dealing with some of the hate too.

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grabityfree said on June 1, 2013 at 12:25 a.m.

U have to be blind or really retarded to compare LOL and FGC.Compare the viewers, compare the followers on twitch channel.FGTV got like 28K followers, A LOL player like Dyrus got 128 K Followers i dont even add his 4 other teamamte.LOL tournament rise @ +200 K only on twitch , didnt even speak of youtube stream , or azubu.U want LOL Money go play LOL.

Usain bolt is a great athletes , but if Mayweather brings more money , Mayweather got more money.

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