A few days ago, we reported on a random company randomly dropping $100,000 into the fighting game community. That post was snarky as hell, sure, but the crux of the matter was this: we’ve seen similar situations before with poor results, and the lack of transparency was immediately alarming to anyone with a sense of history.
And to their detriment, things aren’t going as smoothly for Avyd as they hoped.
Earlier today, the company announced a couple of major changes to their previously announced structure. Street Fighter V, it seems, will be removed from their plans, and the qualifiers they set aside for NorCal Regionals have been rescinded. NorCal Regionals, you’re likely aware, is currently in progress in Sacramento, California, plastered with the Avyd logo.
“As with any new company, we understand that we have to earn the trust and respect of not only the community, but also the publishers and developers who already work so hard to grow them,” Avyd’s official release states. “We will not back away from any of the skepticism that may arise and we look forward to the challenge.” They also mention that, while further retooling to their qualification system may be in order, support for events like SoCal Regionals, Community Effort Orlando, and Combo Breaker is still in place.
Our personal investigation into these matters is still ongoing, so stay tuned for more details.
Source: Avyd, tips via kibafool, Zee