Five-time Evo champion SonicFox is live on Twitch with a charity drive for The Trevor Project, which focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth. His goal is $20,000, with various donation incentives—from playing piano to shaving his mustache—spread out along the way.
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.
The next iteration of the Under Night In-Birth franchise, the bafflingly named Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late [cl-r], is coming in early 2020. It will include balance changes and at least one new character.
Clearlamp is the very first Evo champion in Under Night In-Birth. He outlasted several of his fellow Japanese competitors (and one Canadian) to win, all of whom provided further proof that this unique game absolutely deserved its spot at Evo 2019.