Being a competitor means to compete, and in order to compete you have to have the drive to get better by training and applying that against others who do the same.
The FGC means a lot to me. I’ve been a part of this community since the Dreamcast/PS1 days thanks to my dad. Soul Edge was the first fighting game I ever played, and since then i’ve played probably every major fighting game franchise.
FCF DBFZ is awesome, it gives me a chance to really compete with high-level competition. I know the east coast really stands out mostly in the DBFZ community, but there’s a lot of good competition here out west as well making noise.