I’ve played a steady role in producing combo videos for major FGC events almost every year since Evolution 2004. It’s been an awesome experience overall – with plenty of hard work, sleepless nights, close calls, and moments of genuine happiness along the way.
I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many talented combo makers on just about every video concept i could’ve imagined – but i think i’m done. After ten years, this seems like a good time to step away. I might still release short combovids on my own; but without the crazy stressful deadlines and sleep-deprived, near-death experiences of driving to Las Vegas at the last minute with 6-18 months of work on a USB drive in my pocket!
On a slightly gloomy note, i should probably mention that our last five collaborative combo videos have an average of barely 20,000 views (a huge drop from 140k in previousyears).
I know better than to judge the success of a project based solely on view count. Plus i never monetize any of my videos, so views have no financial impact on my life whatsoever (and i still think trying to make money from playing video games is fool’s gold). And yet, it’s difficult to ignore the sense that people don’t seem to care as much about these combovids anymore.
The third entry in the style exhibition combo video series features numerous veterans, many new faces, and several new fighting games! A total of nineteen combo makers collaborated on this extraordinary video – growing it into ten full minutes of creative and original combos, with a central emphasis on stylish gameplay.
It was written by Brett D. Bayonne, produced by Greg Gertmenian, and directed by Vahe Gabuchian – the team that brought you Balrog: Behind the Glory. However, Matador is a gritty drama with an all-new cast; focusing on Street Fighter’s sociopathic and self-adoring Spanish ninja, Vega.
A marked deviation from its comedic predecessor, the film takes an unflinching look at Claw’s traumatic childhood and the events that made him into the rage-fueled assassin he is today. In addition to the massive audience in attendance at the event, over 80,000 viewers from all over the world watched Matador live-streamed online.
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