Welcome to SPIRIT Fighting Championship!
With the coming of Fire Pro Wrestling World, it brings unprecedented online play modes. While simming is a mainstay and the backbone of the Fire Pro community, there are those of us who enjoy actively playing the game and are very excited for the chance to pit our skills against one another for pride and glory.
What is SPIRIT FC?
SPIRIT Fighting Championship is an MMA/Shoot type fed that has an unknown but long history. Used traditionally for showdowns between real people in a local multiplayer setting, the time has come for SPIRIT to shine worldwide. Inspired by Pride FC and Pancrase, it takes MMA back to a simpler time, with a ruleset reminiscent of both (subject to change based on FPW's settings and options).
For the sake of simplification, inclusion, and also because I suspect there won't be hundreds of people in line to compete, SPIRIT is completely openweight and mixed gender. The philosophy is that it creates the opportunity for interesting and dynamic match ups, upsets, and compelling action. Also as mentioned above, trying to split up a roster of say, 20-30 fighters into 4 weight classes will make for the same match ups over and over again and bouts will feel stale. The idea is for it to feel like an online fighting game, like Street Fighter, with anyone feeling like their edit is a viable option and has a shot at winning.
NOTE: I would be willing to introduce weight classes and create new titles (but not separate gender rosters) if the roster somehow swells above 50 people or so.
What are SPIRIT's rules?
What are the different match types?
STANDARD CONTEST - An SWA style match and the main contest type in SPIRIT.
GAUNTLET MATCH - SPIRIT's idea of a tag team match, called "Gauntlet" because it is an ELIMINATION match. There is no cut play or team moves permitted.
CAGE FIGHT - No ropebreak, no escape. The electrified cage is where a fighter's merit is truly tested.
NOTE: Providing the exploding cage deathmatch isn't brought back, this event will be altered.
If it's openweight, what are the title belts?
*** Title designs subject to change with the coming of FPW ***
Create your fighter in Fire Pro Returns, and either take a screenshot yourself and send it to me along with the profile information and overall stat, or send me a save with the fighter on it and I will add it to the roster database here.
I also plan to create a closed STEAM group to keep it to people who will obey the point limit and keep out griefers.