Highlight Reel: This Weekend's Must-See Gaming Moments

Today's gaming highlights: Some of the best moments from the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, plus incredible world records in both Spelunky and World of Warcraft!

EVO 2014

In the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 semifinals, Justin Wong almost got knocked out in a neck-and-neck match against FilipinoChamp, but he pulled off an incredible win at the last secondm sending him to the finals. Check out the whole match here, or skip to 10:14 for the final round.

In Super Smash Bros Melee, Axe shows off some incredible Pikachu play against SilentWolf. Every match was fast-paced and great to watch, but the final round had Axe knocking out SilentWolf's Fox in just 55 seconds, and the crowd chanting Pikachu:

In Injustice: Gods Among Us, Sonic Fox showed us how powerful Batgirl can be, wiping the floor with Pig of the Hut two matches in a row to come all the way from the loser's bracket and become the overall winner:

The Ultra Street Fighter IV winner — French player Olivier 'Luffy' Hay — not only beat all the competition, but he did it using a Playstation 1 controller. He's the first European to take home the EVO trophy. Check out the final two matches, where he beats Bonchan two times back to back:

World Records

Believe it or not, it isn't all fighting games today. Spelunky player Pibonacci wasn't content with setting a high score record, so he set the new world record speedrun time, finally beating Spelunky in under two minutes. The run is fascinating to watch, as he teleports around faster than you'd think anyone could possibly react:

World of Warcraft isn't somewhere you regularly see records from, but Akuyama got further than anyone else in the endless battle of the Proving Grounds, fighting off 138 waves of ever-stronger enemies. Check out the last ten waves here:

Do you have any favorite gaming highlights from EVO 2014 or this weekend? Put them in the comments below!


Highlight Reel is Kotaku's regular roundup of great plays, stunts and records from around the gaming world. If you see or record an amazing feat, let us know at highlightreel@kotaku.com