As EVO 2017 comes to a close with a slew of spectacular final matches, all eyes are now on the now confirmed EVO Japan. The event should be similar in format to EVO but at a different location (Tokyo, Japan) so expect to see more Japanese players participating.
There are seven main game tournaments. Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, King Of Fighters XIV and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U are in, but not Smash Melee. Nintendo’s latest fighter for the Switch, ARMS, will make its first appearance as an EVO main tournament. Rounding it off are the two anime fighters also featured at EVO this year: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.
The lineup reflects what [...]
For EVO 2017, the ninth game to be competed was open to voting. Nine other games, and their community, have to band together and vote by donating to charity. With the votings closed it has now been revealed that Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 will take the main stage once again, possibly for one last hurrah.
The voting system has been a talked about issue in the FGC, as it is deemed unfair due to the unproportionate size of each of the nine communities. Mortal Kombat XL, Marvel and Killer Instinct are pretty big compared to say, Niddhogg, or Windjammers or even the still unreleased ARMS which is an entirely new IP with no dedicated community yet. But still, in the end of the day, [...]
The biggest fighting game tournament in the world, EVO is back again for 2017. Last year was a huge success, with participants of over 4000 players across nine different games. It even made it to US television by broadcasting the Street Fighter V Top 8 matches.
With a slew of new fighting games coming out this year, there would be plenty of shakeups in the games list being picked. And indeed it has. Here are the eight games now confirmed for the biggest stage in fighting games tournaments.Street Fighter V Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2 Super Smash Bros. For WiiU Super Smash Bros. Melee Injustice 2 Blazblue Central Fiction Tekken 7 King Of Fighters XIV
Street Fighter V is a [...]
Over 5000 world warriors from across the globe signed up to compete in the first ever Street Fighter V tournament at the pinnacle of fighting game events: Evolution.
The headline game of the event, with the Top 8 matches live broadcasted on US television at ESPN 2, there were tons of emotions, from hype to upsets, as thousands gathered at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas in celebration of the event.
The gruelling pools were full of intense matches, like G-League winner’s Xiaohai struggling against Mr. Street Fighter himself, Alex Valle, a veteran in the fighting game community (FGC). [...]
EVO is the biggest tournament in the fighting game community scene. The event hosts selected tournaments for various fighting games, including Super Smash Bros. (both Melee and Smash 4), Tekken, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct and the main highlight, Street Fighter.
This is the first year Street Fighter V will take the spot, replacing Ultra Street Fighter IV, and with that, a surge of world warriors have come to take on the challenge. For comparison, last year’s entry for USFIV was 2227 players, the highest entry number of all the game tourneys that year. The 4000 number comes from this tweet by the tournament [...]