Commercial esports is going through a major downturn. Although the Fighting Games community has largely been able to distance itself from the flashy Venture Capital money injections and the resulting bubble, there is no denying that competitive fighting games are part of the larger ecosystem in many ways.
Over the past year, we’ve seen multiple tournament organizers and teams lay off massive numbers of talented players, creators, and personnel as the whole industry compresses under the weight of unfulfilled expectations of years past.
In Today’s Dashfight video, we want to put an option on the table that we feel has often gone unnoticed. Collegiate esports.