Trouble in paradise.
Empire Arcadia's (EMP) resurrection in the fighting game community (FGC) was made loud and clear when the team partnered up with Video x Games (VxG). It appears that even though there was mutual respect from both parties, the relationship has ceased.
VxG took to Twitter to announce the following:
Our agreement with @EmpireArcadia is officially over as of today, and will not be renewed at this time. Wishing the best to EMP & players.
— Carib Video X Games (@thevideoxgames) July 31, 2013
With the split, many have questioned EMP's future. It wasn't until the strong partnership with VxG began that EMP started to make a comeback in the FGC. Despite the concerns, the team assured their Twitter followers that things are just business as usual.
Operations concerning @EmpireArcadia competitive gaming divisions will continue with no interruptions. #FGD, #FPSD, #SD, #RETRO, #LOL & #TCD
— Empire Arcadia (@EmpireArcadia) July 31, 2013
While EMP will continue to handle their operations without seemingly missing a beat, one thing will not remain the same. The team's founder, Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson has revealed that any direct involvement with him and the FGC has been put to a halt.
I will no longer be directly involved with the Fighting Game Community.
— TriForceGameMaster (@EMP_TriForce_GM) July 31, 2013