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With the Evolution Tournament just a week away, players and attendees are getting psyched for what is the Super Bowl of the fighting game community (FGC). Registration is closed, the brackets are getting prepared, and the trophies and medals are waiting to be awarded to the top players this year. But before you head to Las Vegas, here’s what you need to know before the big event.
It’s the third largest event of the year
Think of it like wrestling. Before you go straight into Wrestlemania, you have to have a couple of good warm-up pay-per-views. This year’s events leading up to the big show, no pun intended, included Combo Breaker and Community Effort Orlando (CEO) 2017 which featured the best from Evil Genius, Rise Nation, and Echo Fox. To amateur players looking to make their mark in competitive gaming, this is a big event, but to pro players, this is another chance to solidify themselves as a champion on the grand stage. But no doubt about it, there are always surprises that happen during the event and this year will be no different.
It will be streamed on Twitch
If you can’t afford a plane ticket to the event, no worries. The event will be streamed on Twitch, giving those at home the feeling as if they are there. If you don’t have an account, it’s free and easy to sign up. Be sure to search for the event as there are other streamers using the EVO display name.
Games featured this year
The games on the menu this year include:
- Street Fighter V
- Super Smash Bros (Melee and Wii U)
- Injustice 2
- Tekken 7
- Guilty Gear
- King of Fighters
- Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
Unfortunately, other fighting games like Pokken Tournament and Mortal Kombat X were scraped from this year’s event to make room for new titles. More information can be found on the EVO website.
Twitter will be your best friend for the weekend.
If you have a favorite player that you follow, or don’t want a Twitch account, Twitter is another platform that gets you up close to the action. See behind the scenes antics from players and watch some of them get bodied, a term in which someone is photographed sleeping.
2017 has been a big year for the FGC with the release of multiple fighting games including Tekken 7 and Injustice 2. The numbers of those who registered for each game was released on Twitter.
We are a week away people, a week away to seeing who will be this year’s champs in the games listed. Let’s get ready to…. EVOOOOOOOO!!!