Just a thought - i know this does not appeal to many people - please hold your reservations about other fighting games before commenting on this post. The fighting game scene is very fragmented in the UK at the moment - some play street fighter, some play GGX, some play tekken, some play virtua fighter, soul calibur etc. If a tournament was hosted for players of all these different games to compete in, it would be more likely to attract media attention from outside sources. Theoretically a show of such solidarity would indicate to potential sponsors that there is a large target market to advertise to at such events. Sponsorship of tourneys provides more resources, for example for prize money for players, or to help secure further media coverage. Ideally, with more interesting prizes on offer at such tournaments, and larger meetings of like-minded individuals in these games, the stakes are higher in such tournaments, so the skill level raises accordingly. The result - better competition for gamers, and more interest in our common love, fighting games. This idea is FAR form perfect I know - this is the best case scenario. Have cross-discipline tourneys like this been staged before in the UK? Any serious, thoughtful comments from others would be welcome, but PLEASE don't turn this thread into a flame sesh between players. Daggi I am a UK player - the mention of the UK is purely as an example.