Problem X Promotions
I read through this thread, and 99% of the people replying to this thread have no idea what they're talking about. This is just another case of people jumping to self-hate when they didn't actually look at the facts.
This has nothing to do with INJ2 -- the numbers are down across the board.
SFV 2016 Entrants -- 5065
SFV 2017 Entrants -- 2622
Snash 4 2016 Entrants -- 2637
Smash 4 2017 Entrants -- 1514
Melee 2016 entrants -- 2350
Melee 2017 entrants -- 1435
There are less entrants for EVO actoss the board. Which will mean less random people to enter Inj2. Did you really think the 1100 entrants for MKX were all our community? No. That included hundreds of players from other games. So when there are less people playing other games at EVO, we get less random entrants.
People didn't even read the other numbers because thety were so eager to find a reason to bash our community. This needs to stop.
MKX year 1 - 1167
MKX year 2 - 767
Injustice Year 1 - 883
Doesnt look good to me considering that every other year 1 release for each NRS game had more entrants than a year 1 tourney for the previous game.
Regardless of the circumstances, this is still the first year where we've not grown on year 1 numbers since ever.