Tsuyoshi, the 9-year-old Dragon Ball FighterZ player who famously defeated his own father in a tournament match, recently shared a school report he wrote about his trip to Las Vegas to compete at Evo 2019. Check out this Twitter thread from fighting game community commentator Majin Obama for the entire adorable story.
If anyone who’s not watching EVO’s Super Smash Bros. tournament felt a sudden and inexplicable wave of grief, that was sympathy for Light falling victim to ProtoBanham’s ruthless Lucina. It was ProtoBanham’s second time playing Smash abroad from Japan, according to a GoFundMe raising money for his EVO attendance.
Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada announced at Evo 2019 tonight that Tekken 7 will receive a third season of downloadable content. This season will include the return of Zafina as well as debut a brand new original character, Leroy Smith. The existing cast will also receive updated moves.
SNK revealed a timeline for the first season of paid Samurai Shodown content at Evo 2019. Rimururu is coming in August, Basara in October, Kazuki Kazama in November, and Wan-Fu in December. As an added bonus, Shizumaru Hisame will be available for free in September. A second season is also planned for 2020.
Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi has been crowned Street Fighter V champion at Evo 2019. It’s been a long road for Bonchan since placing second in Ultra Street Fighter IV at Evo 2014, fraught with character crises and surprisingly early eliminations, but now he can finally add an Evo championship to his resume.
Oscar “Shinku” Jaimes opened Evo 2019 finals day with a victory in the BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle championship. Shinku defeated three Japanese powerhouses—Kamisue “mekasue” Kazuya, Seitaro “domi” Ohno, and Hiroyuki “Kyamei” Kamei—en route to his first Evo title.