A look at different philosophies in the FGC, and how the players follow them.
There can be a lot of friction between those that feel games should be just for fun — or pure competition — and those that explore the business aspects of professional gaming and esports. In this article, Fighter 101 explores this dichotomy, describing how the viewpoints can be categorized as either following a “Ryu” or “Ken” philosophy — considering the outlook and approach to fighting these two Street Fighter characters follow — and reiterates that video games are primarily a business, plain and simple.
Fighter 101 follows up with their view on how many of the professional players and personalities — such as Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, Alex Valle, and Smug, to name a few — approach the FGC’s burgeoning steps into business and profitability. Follow the link to read Fighter 101’s thoughts on this topic in detail.
Source: Fighter 101 [Thanks to Trent for the tip.]