Super Battle Opera 2012 stream confirmed to be pay-per-view

Posted by Nate 'Nyoro' Young • July 28, 2012 at 9:19 a.m. PDT
Super Battle Opera 2012 stream confirmed to be pay-per-view Beast Note has recently discovered from watching a pre-Tougeki tournament interview that the stream this year will require a purchase and take place on Nico Douga, the same as last year.

This goes against the previous statements made from official sources that the stream would be free. It is unknown why this charge has been applied, but a possible reason could be clashes of opinion between the higher-ups at Tougeki or the fact that SBO is under the umbrella of a larger organization known as Game Summer Festival 2012 that may have demanded this.

Given how difficult it is for Western spectators to purchase points because of Nico's closed system, this is not a good sign for those who wanted to watch SBO 2012. The poor performance of the stream last year also does not serve as encouragement.

Please leave your thoughts below on Tougeki, its stream, and its potential revenue options to offset a free stream.

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