EVO 2017 Starts Today!

The biggest open fighting game tournament in the world begins today!

From July 14-16th, the Evolution Championship Series brings thousands of fighting game players from around the world to compete in nine of the biggest games. This year’s lineup includes:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Injustice 2
  • Tekken 7
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • King of Fighters: XIV
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

If you’re not in Vegas to watch the action, fret not! You can watch on the following Twitch channels:

EVO

EVO2

EVO3

EVO4

Capcom Fighters

Tekken

NetherRealm

I’ll be glued to the computer all weekend watching as much of the action I can. Get hype!


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Check Out My EVO 2013 Wrap-Up On Splitkick.com

EVO 2013 definitely brought the goods this year. If you missed out on the action, definitely hit YouTube and catch the replays. But first, check out my wrap-up on Splitkick!

Check Out the EVO 2013 Wrap-Up On Splitkick.com


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Check Out My Viewer’s Guide to EVO 2013 At Splitkick.com!

The world’s biggest and most important fighting game tournament starts today! If you have any interest in watching this epic event, I highly recommend checking out my Viewer’s Guide to EVO 2013 over at Splitkick. It’ll tell you where to watch it, as well as a lot of helpful information about the event, especially if you’re not following the daily activities in the fighting game community.

Check Out The Viewer’s Guide to EVO 2013 At Splitkick.com!

Injustice: Gods Among Us Officially Added to the EVO 2013 Lineup

Shoryuken.com has officially announced that Injustice: Gods Among Us will be officially added to the EVO 2013 lineup. Stage hazards and transitions will be allowed as well.

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Answering Questions About the Competitive Fighting Game Community

Over the past few days, Mike R and I have been discussing a number of things relating to the fighting game community. As a means of bringing some of these conversations to the forefront, he’s provided me with some questions that I’ll answer in this post. Read through for some insight regarding the FGC!

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Check Out My EVO 2012 Wrap-Up on Splitkick.com

Last weekend, the Super Bowl of fighting games took place in Las Vegas. If you missed out on the action, or are looking for someone else’s point-of-view on what went down, I encourage you to check out my EVO 2012 wrap-up on Splitkick.com!

Check Out My Viewer’s Guide to EVO 2012 Now on Splitkick.com

Get hype!

The Evolution Championship Series is just a few weeks away. To get you ready for all of the action, I’ve put together a viewer’s guide to EVO, which you can now check out at Splitkick. This covers where to watch it, what games will be played, as well as some of the big story lines and players to look out for. If you have any interest in watching the event, definitely check out the guide for some additional context.

EVO 2011 Story Lines

The biggest fighting game tournament in the world is only a week away. As a hardcore fighting game fan and stream monster, I can’t wait to sit in front of the computer all weekend to watch the scene’s best go at it all weekend long. If you’ve never watched a fighting game stream before, but have any interest in it, EVO 2011 is definitely the place to start.

If you do start here, you should know that this EVO tournament is actually the last tournament in the 2011 EVO season. A lot of drama has taken place between the start of the season and now. Unless you want to sit through hundreds of hours of tournament footage or read through much more comprehensive and better written recaps on the EVO tournament season, I can give you a primer on a few of the story lines surrounding EVO’s biggest games.

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4 Reasons Why Daigo Umehara is the Street Fighter Champion and I’m Not

Daigo Umehara is one of the most popular and successful competitive video game players on the planet. For well over a decade, he’s been the Michael Jordan of Street Fighter. Long before I ever took fighting games seriously, I still knew him by name.

As I continue training for my first-ever fighting game tournament at FanExpo, I realize that I am nowhere near Daigo good and probably never will be. Forget about being the best in the world right now; I may not be the best player on my block. Instead of being positive and spending the time to get better, I spent my time writing this post that highlights 4 reasons Daigo is better than me at Street Fighter.

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Get Hype! EVO 2010 Starts Today!

Last year was a monumental one for everyone involved in the Evolution fighting game tournament. Besides it being the debut of the massively-popular Street Fighter IV, it broke records for participants, attendance and for the first time ever, it was all viewable live to anyone with an Internet connection. EVO was no longer just the one YouTube clip of Daigo parrying all of Justin Wong’s super combo hits. Hundreds of thousands of people tuned in throughout the weekend to watch Daigo and company play out the fighting game magic. I was glued to my computer that entire weekend; watching arguably the best fighting game action I’d ever seen in my life. That tournament even went as far as inspiring me to level up my own skills.
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