I was just watching some footage from last year's EVO... and something is bothering me.
Why do some players affiliate with gaming 'teams' such as Complexity or Evil Geniuses?
I understand that in the Counter Strike or League of Legends scene, where there is a teamwork aspect to the game itself - those are the people that you play with, you work as a team, know each other's strengths and weaknesses etc.
However, in the hand-to-hand fighting games such as Marvel vs Capcom, the actual fighting is always 1v1, you don't have 'teammates' per se. In fact you probably spend more time fighting your teammates then you do rooting for them!
So what are the advantages of being part of a competitive team for fighting games?