Smash 4's new tournament ruleset removed Duck Hunt’s stage from the legal stage list ahead of EVO 2017. A heated debate between pro Smash players led up to today’s decision. EVO organizer Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh told me, “Essentially there were matches where people would sit on top of the tree platforms for long periods…
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Pokken Tournament fans just closed out a weeks-long, neck-and-neck donation competition over a primetime spot at the prestigious Evolution Championship Series tournament. It seems that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will make an appearance at EVO 2017, having raised over $71,000 of the total $150,000 for…
This year, the Evolution Championship Series is giving nine fighting games the chance of a lifetime. The game that raises the most money for Make-a-Wish International (a non-profit organization dedicated to making the dreams of children with life-threatening conditions reality) will earn a spot during the prestigious…
The game lineup for the EVO 2017 fighting game tournament has been announced, an eight-game mix of the usual suspects and newcomers like Injustice 2, Tekken 7, The King of Fighters XIV and BlazBlue: Central Fiction, with a ninth game being left up to player voting.
FGC Raw is a new documentary series focusing on “the top players in the fighting game community”. First up is Long Island Joe, who made one hell of a run at this year’s EVO.
100% of tonight’s WNF Street Fighter V prize pool is being donated to the funding campaigns for two members of the FGC who were involved in a traffic accident on the way to EVO 2016.
High-profile Super Smash Bros. player Cristian “Hyuga” Medina lost his team and sponsorship Sunday at Evo 2016 after allegedly touching another player’s body while she slept.
Two new characters have been revealed for Tekken 7: Bob and Master Raven. Bob debuted in Tekken 6, while new character Master Raven is master of Raven, who debuted in Tekken 5.
Japan will play host to its own Evo tournament. It will be called, well, Evo Japan, and according to 4Gamer, more details will be announced this September at the Tokyo Game Show.
Well, that’s EVO 2016 in the books. Infiltration just took out the biggest (and final) event, the tournament’s first ever Street Fighter V showdown.
Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma has finally taken out top prize at EVO, winning 2016's Smash tournament after beating Sweden’s Adam “Armada” Lindgren in the Grand Final.
Maybe wait until after the award ceremony. Failing that, at least wear a shirt. The rando who took the stage and got in the face of newly-crowned Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 champion Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez followed neither of these suggestions, and was escorted out by security for his trouble.
EVO 2016 is almost over, fighting game fans, but a lot can happen in the final moments, like a pixel-sliver win or tournament finals for Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Guild Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Street Fighter V.
It’s time again for Evo, the fighting game tournament extravaganza that takes place in Las Vegas every year.
Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. Melee 15 years ago on a console that sold less than its competitors, the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. In 2001, and even in 2005, I would not have believed God if he told me that Melee will draw 2,372 entrants to this weekend’s Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 2016 in Las Vegas,…
To help fans (or curious onlookers) get psyched for EVO 2016, which goes down in Las Vegas this weekend, the creators of the excellent documentary FGC: Rise of the Fighting Game Community have made it free to watch on YouTube.
Capcom announced today that it has banned fighting game competitor Noel Brown from the Capcom Pro Tour’s 2016 season, due to “unwarranted and unwanted” touching of a woman at a recent fighting game tournament. He’s also been banned from EVO 2016.
Hold onto your potatoes. Earlier today, a fan asked Lupe about EVO:
“It just boils down to what kind of meta we want to see.” Avid Smash Bros. player and YouTuber Omni makes a strong case for not allowing custom moves in the game’s tournaments in the aftermath of EVO accepting them last weekend. I guess this means the debate is officially not settled yet!
Momochi is your 2015 Street Fighter IV champ at EVO, and he took out the title in some of the weirdest circumstances ever seen at the tournament.