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The Evolution Championship Series Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competition has come to a close, with 32 players competing today for a shot at their share of a $26, prize pool and the title of world champion. Despite the glory and bragging rights, Evo received pushback regarding their tournament organization, seating and scheduling.

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A new champion has been crowned: Elliot "Ally" Carroza-Oyarce. Ally made a run to the grand finals all the way from the winner's side of the bracket, failing to lose a set to a single opponent. In his path, using his character of choice, Mario, he took down Japanese players Yuta "Abadango" Kawamura and Takuto "Kamemushi" Ono. In a rematch with Kamemushi in the grand finals, Ally won against Yoshi and Mega Man.

Additional premier matches included Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios taking down Larry "Larry Lurr" Holland, Ryuto "Ranai" Hayashi and James "VoiD" Makekau-Tyson in the grand finals.

Meanwhile, other players, including Ally, ZeRo, Tyrell "NAKAT" Coleman and Jason "ANTi" Bates, criticized Evo for several different reasons. The first was seeding, pitting top players against one another early on in the bracket. Additionally, prior to the Top 8, there was no projector to view the Smash for Wii U stream, causing hundreds to crowd around the streaming area. Finally, the event received backlash at its 8 a.m. scheduled time slot for the Top 32; pools did not conclude on Friday night until 1 a.m., leaving top players sleep deprived.

Overall, Evo concluded as the biggest Smash for Wii U tournament to date, but not without a handful of complaints from prominent members of the community.

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Tournament:EVO

Evolution , or simply EVO , was the 15th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. It took place in July on Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, then at the Mandalay Bay Events Center to host finals.

It was announced on January 26th, by EVO's tournament director, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, that both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would be featured as official games on the EVO game lineup.[1][2] EVO is the largest ever tournament for both games, surpassing the records set by its predecessor.[3]

Official Game Lineup[edit]

FinalsGameEntrantsPot Size
SundayStreet Fighter V5,$,
SundaySuper Smash Bros. Melee2,$23,
SundayGuilty Gear Xrd Revelator$19,
SundayUltimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3$7,
SundayMortal Kombat XL$57,
SaturdayKiller Instinct$55,
SaturdayPokkén Tournament1,$21,
SaturdaySuper Smash Bros. for Wii U2,$26,
SaturdayTekken 7: Fated Retribution$5,

Summary of events[edit]

PPMD and Leffen were registered to enter Melee, but the former dropped out due to health problems, while the latter was forced to drop out due to his persistent visa issues. Despite the absence of two of the Big Six, however, the competition still proved to be fierce. Hungrybox, after losing to Plup in winners' semis, defeated S2J in losers' quarters, Mango in losers' semis, Plup again in losers' finals, and Armada in two extremely close sets in grand finals to win his first EVO championship. Plup also performed exceptionally well at the tournament, defeating Mango in winners' quarters and Hungrybox in winners' semis before finally falling to Armada in winners' finals and Hungrybox in losers' finals, placing 3rd. S2J had an impressive losers' bracket run, defeating JAVI, DruggedFox, Duck, and Westballz, placing 5th with a character often considered below the threshold for a top-tier character.

Many top players from Japan flew out to compete in Smash 4, most notably Kamemushi, who's made his first national tournament appearance in North America. Ally won his first EVO after defeating Dabuz in winners' quarters, Abadango in winners' semis and Kamemushi twice, in winners' finals and in grand finals. Kamemushi, who claimed he would win EVO at Umebura 23 two months prior, defeated Mr. R, Earth and VoiD on his path to winners finals. After losing to Ally, he notably put an end to EVO champion ZeRo's long losers bracket run with a victory and finished the tournament with a strong 2nd place, which effectively changed many players' opinions on Mega Man's presence in the metagame and the potential of Japan's top talent in general (Abadango and Ranai were also present in top 8). After taking an early loss to Mr.E in round 2 pools and narrowly defeating Salem in a last-hit situation, ZeRo made it all the way to losers finals, taking down Hyuga, Komorikiri, KEN, Earth, Larry Lurr, Abadango and VoiD on the way, but his road to the back-to-back championship was cut short after facing off against Kamemushi in a very anticipated set.

Ruleset[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

  • Items are set to off and none. Pause disabled
  • 4 stocks and 8 minute time limit.
  • 2/3 games; 3/5 for Winner's, Loser's, and Grand Finals
  • Wobbling is allowed. The freeze glitch and infinite stalling are banned however.
  • First stage is decided by banning from the Starter Stages in P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
  • Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.
  • In a Best of 3 match, a player can ban 1 stage upon winning a game. In a Best of 5 match however, there are no stage bans.
  • Maximum allowed time between games is 60 seconds. Any player violating this rule will be issued a loss.
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: A player cannot counterpick the last stage they won on unless mutually agreed to by both players.

Stage list[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

  • Items are set to off and none. Pause and handicap are disabled. Launch rate is
  • 2 stocks and 6 minute time limit.
  • 2/3 games; 3/5 for Winner's, Loser's, and Grand Finals
  • Customs and Equipment are turned off.
  • Mii Fighters are legal ( Default Miis only). Amiibo however are banned.
  • All Ω form of stages are banned.
  • First stage is decided by (Rock-Paper-Scissors) best of 1. Winner strikes, then loser strikes twice, then winner. (P1-P2-P2-P1)
  • Following stages decided by winner banning one stage from all stages and then loser choosing.
  • Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.
  • Maximum allowed time between games is 60 seconds. Any player violating this rule will be issued a loss.
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: A player cannot counterpick the last stage they won on unless mutually agreed to by both players.
  • You may not play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification.
  • Sudden Death with a tied percentage/stock count will NOT determine the outcome of a tied game. A playoff match with 1 stock/2 minutes will determine the winner.
  • There will be no loading anything on to the tournament consoles.

Stage list[edit]

Results[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(2, entrants)
Top 32 Bracket

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles[edit]

(2, entrants)
Top 32 Bracket

[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles[edit]

(96 teams)
Top 8 Bracket

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2Scoops vs. GSM crew battle[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2Scoops vs. GSM exhibitions[edit]

Project M singles[edit]

The Project M side event was the seventh stop on the Project M Championship Circuit.
( entrants)
Top 24 bracket

Trivia[edit]

  • Ken, who won the first Melee tournament at EVO World , was invited as a guest during the EVO lineup announcement to comment on Melee's history at EVO.
  • This is the first time in Melee and Smash 4 history that there are over 2, entrants in a tournament. EVO was originally the largest for both Melee & Smash 4.
  • This is the first EVO ever where a Canadian (namely, Ally) has won in any of the games played at EVO.
  • This is the first EVO with Melee as part of the game lineup where an Ice Climbers player did not make Top 8. (ChuDat made Top 8 at EVO World and EVO , Wobbles made Top 8 at EVO , and Fly Amanita made Top 8 at EVO )
    • Similarly, this is the first EVO with Melee as part of the game lineup where a Captain Falcon player has gotten in Top 8.
  • This tournament marks the highest ever placing of a Mega Man main at a major, with Kamemushi placing 2nd.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Sours: https://www.ssbwiki.com/Tournament:EVO_
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EVO results: Ally crowned new Smash 4 champion, Hungrybox clutches out Melee title in insane Grand Finals

It&#;s the greatest time of the year for fighting game fans, as the stage at EVO was once again filled with the ecstatic cries of victory and the agony-filled moans of defeat. And just like last year, two Smash titles were up for grabs at the event: the 15 year-old Super Smash Bros. Melee and the comparatively young Smash for Wii U. And despite some issues with tournament logistics and player complaints, the matches were ones for the history books.

Smash 4 saw a massive outpouring of players from Japan compete in America, many of whom had only come once before to the U.S., or even not at all. While players like Ryuto “Ranai” Hayashi and Yuta “Abadango” Kawamura had strong showings, the greatest competitor from overseas was Takuto “Kamemushi” Ono, who managed to place second almost entirely with Mega Man &#; generally seen as a mid-tier character. It was Kamemushi’s first appearance in America, and many are eagerly looking forward to his next presence at an event.

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While there were many upsets throughout the bracket &#; such as CEO champ Jason “ANTi” Bates getting 33rd &#; it ultimately wasn’t as wild as that tournament, as many familiar faces appeared in Top 8. Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby and Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland continued their consistent high level placings, James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson made up for his low EVO placing last year, and even though Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios wasn’t able to take back his EVO trophy, he still performed very well, taking out many top competitors along the way.

The day belonged to Elliot “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce, the Mario main from Montreal. After strong victories in the last couple of months at GOML and Smash ‘N’ Splash 2 (both of which had decisive victories against ZeRo), Ally cemented his position as a top player after a very rough CEO placing (49th). While currently unsponsored, Ally is sure to get a boost in rankings and also some calls from teams within the week.

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Melee’s finals would take place a day later, at the Mandalay Bay Arena. The very first match was an upset, with Justin “Plup” McGrath taking out Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma to knock him out of winner’s bracket. Another intense match occurred as Johnny “S2J” Kim beat Weston “Westballz” Dennis for the first time in a quite a while, (S2J had lost eleven in a row against him) and Joseph “Mang0” Marquez began his loser’s run with a decisive win against Kevin “PewPewU” Toy.

Afterwards, Adam “Armada” Lindgren won winner’s bracket to sit comfortably in Grand Finals, while Mang0 and Hungrybox fought on, taking out Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman and S2J, respectively. The two met in Loser’s Semis, and in a repeat of last year, Hbox defeated Mang0 to stop the latter’s dreams of a third EVO title. Hungrybox then won the runback against Plup in Loser’s Finals, going to face Armada in Grands &#; a repeat of last year.

But things turned out a little differently this time. Grand Finals went to a full ten games as Hungrybox reset the bracket, clutching out game after game with Jigglypuff rests even when it seemed all was lost. While there were at least three times Armada was one hit away from winning the tournament, Hbox persevered and won it out, snagging his first EVO title.

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Both contests were filled with fun and insane matches &#; and it honestly seemed as if anything could happen. While Ally and Hbox’s victories stand tall above, EVO was notable for great performances from lower players, such as S2J, Julian “Zhu” Zhu, and Eric “Mr. E” Weber.

The next big Smash major is Super Smash Con in August, which will also see tournaments for Smash 64, Brawl, and Project M. The victors today are sure to ride high on their accomplishments until then&#; but even so, we may see new winners in the end.

It can be assumed that both Smash games will be back for EVO next year. We’ll see whether we’ll have old repeats or new chamions*.

*Not a typo. The EVO lanyards they printed this weekend said &#;Evolution Chamionship Series&#; so a lot of people have been joking that the winners are &#;chamions.&#;

The full Top 8 for both games is listed below.

Smash 4 Top 8:

1. Ally (Mario)
2. Kamemushi (Mega Man)
3. TSM | ZeRo (Diddy Kong)
4. CLG | VoiD (Sheik)
5. Ranai (Villager)
5. Abadango (Mewtwo)
7. eLevate | Larry Lurr (Fox)
7. dT | Dabuz (Rosalina)

Melee Top 8:

1. Liquid’ Hungrybox (Jigglypuff)
2. [A]rmada (Peach, Fox)
3. PG | Plup (Sheik)
4. C9 | Mang0 (Fox, Falco)
5. FOX MVG | Mew2King (Marth, Sheik)
5. TS | S2J (Captain Falcon)
7. G2 | Westballz (Falco)
7. CLG | PewPewU (Marth)

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A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.

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EVO 2016: Super Smash Bros 4 (Top 8) SSB4

EVO Melee

Organizer:

Shoryuken (SRK)

Location:

United States&#;Las Vegas

Format:

Double Elimination

Prize pool:

$23,&#;USD

Start Date:

July 15,

Battlefield&#;• Dream Land&#;• Final Destination&#;• Fountain of Dreams&#;• Yoshi's Story&#;• Pokémon Stadium (CP)

EVO was the edition of the Evolution tournament series, the largest fighting game tournament series in the world, and seen as the world championships of fighting games. EVO was the fifth EVO to feature Super Smash Bros. Melee, and fourth consecutive EVO to feature it.

Alongside Melee, EVO also featured tournaments for: Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokkén Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, and Killer Instinct.

EVO was the largest Melee tournament at the time of its running, and overall is the third largest game in terms of entrants at the event. Notably, Melee had the highest percentage of entrants at the event that exclusively entered Melee and no other game at EVO

This tournament is the third consecutive EVO to feature Hungrybox in the grand finals, but it is only the first that he has been able to win.

Prize Pool[edit]

The Prize Pool comprises $10 from each entrant.

Final Singles Bracket[edit]

Notable Entrants[edit]

References[edit]

Sours: https://liquipedia.net/smash/EVO//Melee

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Evo

The Evolution Championship Series (commonly referred to as Evo or EVO ) was a fighting game event held in Las Vegas on July 15– Being hosted on the twentieth anniversary of the Evolution Championship Series,[1] the event offered tournaments for various video games, including Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Pokkén Tournament. Participation reached record-breaking numbers, with over 5, people registering for the Street Fighter competition alone. was the first time the Evo Grand Finals were held in an arena and were broadcast by ESPN2 in addition to Twitch.

The Street Fighter V competition was won by Infiltration, winning over $50, USD, with second place going to Fuudo. Hungrybox won the Super Smash Bros. Melee competition for the first time, defeating previous champion Armada with a one-stock difference. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was won by Elliot "Ally" Carroza-Oyarce for the first time.

Venue[edit]

The elimination rounds of each game took place in the Las Vegas Convention Center on July 15 and 16, The grand finals were held in the 12,seat Mandalay Bay Events Center and featured five of the nine games: Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marvel vs Capcom, Mortal Kombat X, and Guilty Gear. This was the first year the first rounds of Evo took place in a convention center rather than a ballroom. Street Fighter broadcaster Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez stated to ESPN that "for it to be at the convention center is a huge step in the right direction. Evo is a little more spread out this year, but that's what happens to large events in Las Vegas."[2]

Games[edit]

The nine games played at Evo were announced in January during a special announcement stream on Twitch, with event co-founder Joey Cuellar discussing the inclusion of each game. The games set to be contested were largely very recent releases. Street Fighter V would be added to the tournament for the first time, effectively replacing Street Fighter IV, which had been a competition mainstay since EVO Another new arrival was Namco Bandai's Pokkén Tournament, a Pokémon-based fighting game that was available in Japanese arcades at the time and would see a Wii U release later that year. Evo marked the fifth year Super Smash Bros. Melee at EVO, having previously been at EVO during the , editions. Melee's second sequel, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U joined the lineup along with its predecessor as with 's edition. Super Smash Bros. fans lobbied for the former's return due to their belief that it is the "ideal version" in the series for competitive tournaments. Many of the other video games were set to receive major DLC or an updated release in [3][4]

The nine games competed at Evo were:[3]

Veteran player Justin Wong stated in an interview with ESPN that he would like to see Street Fighter IV stay relevant in the fighting game community after the release of its sequel, suggesting that it would benefit the dominant Japanese scene. Meanwhile, community members Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez and David "ultradavid" Graham stated that Street Fighter IV not being there was "the right call", as according Graham, "the only times they've ever had multiple games from the same series is when those games have significantly different player bases," such as with Super Smash Bros. during this year's Championships.[2]

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Brawlout, a Super Smash Bros.-inspired fighting game by Angry Mob Games, set for release in the first quarter of , was one of the video games playable at the Evo Indie Showcase.[5][6] Side events were held throughout the weekend, including an event for the upcoming King of Fighters XIV, a competitive Catherine tournament, and a Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost tournament.[1][7]

Participants[edit]

The Evolution Championship Series has historically been the largest fighting game tournament in the world, allowing free registration for anyone who wants to compete. Registration for the event closed on July 1, shortly after which the organization announced that the event had reached record-breaking entrant numbers. The Street Fighter V tournament had 5, registered entrants, making the biggest single-location tournament in fighting game history, doubling the number of entrants for Ultra Street Fighter IV the previous year. Evo also broke records for largest Super Smash Bros. tournament (2, entrants for Wii U, and 2, for Melee), largest Pokken Tournament tournament (1, entrants), and largest Killer Instinct tournaments ( entrants). Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator saw entrants, while Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat XL both saw over competitors ( for the former, for the latter). Tekken 7: Fated Retribution reached a turn-out of competitors.[8][9]

Evo had around 15, attendees, most of which competed in at least one tournament. According to Evo co-founder Tom Cannon, players from 72 countries were set to compete in the event.[10]

Broadcasting[edit]

ESPN2 televised the finals of the Street Fighter V tournament on July The program was also made available through WatchESPN. Vice president of programming and acquisitions, ESPN Digital Media, John Lasker, stated that "the Street Fighter V World Championship will be one of the must-see competitions from the Evo finals," while Joey Cuellar, Chief Executive Officer of Evo, stated that the organization was "excited to bring the energy and excitement of our world finals to a wider audience."[11]

As every year, the entire tournament was streamed through the Twitch streaming service. The tournament was broadcast across six different streams: four Evo-run streams provided coverage of all games throughout the weekend, while Capcom ran its own stream that featured additional coverage of Street Fighter V on Friday and Saturday, and Namco provided a stream with additional coverage of Tekken 7.[12]

The hype video made for Evo 's Street Fighter V finals featured a track by Lupe Fiasco titled "Killers", which was made specifically for the video.[13]

Tournament summary[edit]

Street Fighter V[edit]

Background[edit]

There are no gods in Street Fighter V. No match-up has been solved, no mechanics perfected, and players are learning new elements every day.

&#;Eric van Allen, Paste Magazine[14]

Street Fighter V made its Evo debut in , despite its launch earlier that year being less than optimal, with the game missing a story mode and basic multiplayer features. Eric van Allen of Paste Magazine stated that "this was not a game polished and prepped, but released early in order to make the cut for the e-sports season." Van Allen also stated that the season of competitive Street Fighter before Evo was dynamic, with many new players rising to the top and sinking just as fast and strategies shifting on a weekly basis. Only two weeks prior to Evo , two new characters (Balrog and Ibuki[15]) were introduced to the game, and both were legal to play in the tournament. Regardless, players and commentators frequently mentioned how fun the game is to learn.[14]

Joseph Bradford described the Top 8 Street Fighter finalists as "an interesting bunch", as fan-favorite players like Yusuke Momochi, Tokido, Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, and Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez were all eliminated beforehand. The finalists included six Japanese players &#; Fuudo, MOV, Yukadon, Nemo, Goichi Kishida, and Eita &#; one Korean player: Infiltration &#; and one United States player: Joseph "L.I. Joe" Ciaramelli. Bradford stated that many of marquee match-ups that many Evo viewers were looking forward to happened during the final elimination rounds on July 16, including match between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong, which was won by the latter. Infiltration beat Gamerbee during the elimination rounds as well.[16]

Grand Finals[edit]

Infiltration, who came in third behind Gamerbee and Momochi during Evo , lost against Fuudo during the first round of the winner's bracket of the Street Fighter Top 8, but both achieved a series of wins throughout the rest of the tournament and the two faced of again in the finals. Here, Infiltration beat Fuudo, delivering three perfect rounds. When asked what adjustments he had made to his strategy, Infiltration responded simply with "download complete", suggesting he had identified and understood Fuudo's techniques when he was matched against him for the second time.[17]

L.I. Joe, the sole American player, was a fan-favorite during the Grand Finals: him defeating Eita in a "thrilling match" whipped the Las Vegas crowd in a frenzy, though he lost to Yukadon later on.[17]FanSided's Daniel George stated that L.I. Joe handled his loss "with the grace of a champion."

The Street Fighter V Grand Finals were successful among TV audiences watching it on ESPN2, and the tournament reached a peak viewership of , viewers on the official Twitch stream. Capcom released new downloadable content during the Evo Grand Finals, including a new stage that includes banners that change depending on the event that is taking place at the time.[19]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Armada, Hungrybox and Mango, who had dominated most major Melee tournaments in and perched at the top of the rankings, all competed at Evo Anna Washenko of Mashable stated up front that "the big question for Evo this year is who, if anyone, will be on their game enough to challenge this seemingly unshakeable top tier." Other high-ranked players that competed included Mew2King, Plup, Westballz, Axe, Shroomed, Wobbles, and Wizzrobe.[20][21]Kevin "PPMD" Nanney withdrew from the event two weeks prior due to health concerns, while William "Leffen" Hjelte missed Evo due to ongoing visa issues that have kept him out of the United States since late [22]

Hungrybox matched off against returning champion Armada after beating Mango in the loser's bracket semifinals and Plup in the loser's finals. Armada played Fox in order to play against Hungrybox' Jigglypuff in his advantage, but lost the first two games. Armada made a comeback in the two games after that, but Hungrybox turned it around again and managed reset the bracket. Hungrybox and Armada then went back and forth trading games, until Hungrybox beat Armada with a single stock left in the fifth game of the second set, winning the tournament.[22][23][24]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

The Evo Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competition featured a large variety of characters, both conventional and unconventional. Although many favorites had made Top 8,[25] there were many unexpected upsets that caused several top players to finish outside top [26] Unsponsored player Elliot "Ally" Carroza-Oyarce ended up claiming the grand title,[25] after reaching the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Evo Top 8 twice before. Takuto "Kamemushi" finished 2nd on his first time entering an overseas tournament, after making waves in Japan with then considered mid-tier Megaman, notably eliminating Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios. The tournament's schedule was a common complaint, due to it being the second-largest tournament at the event. The competition's tight schedule put some serious strain on some of the event's competitors.[27]

Pokkén Tournament[edit]

Pokkén Tournament's Nintendo-approved presence at Evo was notable as just three years prior, Nintendo attempted to block Super Smash Bros. Melee from the tournament. Yet, the inclusion of the game was also controversial among fighting game fans as popular fighting games like Street Fighter IV and Blazblue were bumped from the event in favor of Pokkén Tournament.[28] Players from across the world traveled to Las Vegas in order to see how they would match up against the game's Japanese playerbase, where the game was released for a much longer time. Red Bull's Ian Walker stated that Pokkén Tournament grew a strong community at Evo , with many low-level players enjoying being among like-minded players. Walker suggested that due to the game's younger player-base, it may bolster the fighting game community strongly.[29]

Some well known fighting game players joined the Pokkén Tournament competition, including EG|Justin Wong, Steven "PG|Coach Steve" Delgado, and Yuta "RSZ|Abadango" Kawamura. Meanwhile, Omari "BadIntent" Travis, made a switch from the competitive scene of the main Pokémon role-playing series to Pokkén Tournament.[29] The tournament was won by Japanese player Hisharu "Tonosama" Abe. Because they reached the Grand Finals, Tonosama and runner-up Buntan directly qualified for the Pokkén Championship World Finals.[30]

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution[edit]

Though the game was not being publicly available in the United States during the event,[1] the Tekken 7 tournament was won by Korean player Saint, who defeated fellow-Korean player Knee in the finals 3–2.[31]

One of the highlights of the Tekken 7 tournament was Korean Street Fighter V player Chung-gon "Poongko" Lee and his character choice of Street Fighter's Akuma;[32] who functions very similar to his appearance in the Street Fighter IV series.[33] Poongko notably upset EVO 's 5th-place finisher Yota "Pekos" Kachi and made it all the way to Winner's Finals, but was subsequently double-eliminated by Saint and Knee to receive third place.[32]

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator[edit]

The Grand Finals of Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator were dominated by Japanese players, the highest six players all originating from the country. The competition saw Tominaga "Machaboo" Masahiro heading straight for a victory, almost beating Omito Hashimoto 3–0 in the finals, though the latter made a strong come-back and brought the Grand Finals back to and close to a bracket reset. Machaboo managed to defeat Omito 3–2 in the end, winning the tournament. Viewership of the competition peaked at , on the main Twitch channel, marking a modest improvement from the largest total seen in Marvel vs Capcom 3.[34][35]

Reveals[edit]

At their panel, SNK announced that Garou: Mark of the Wolves would be receiving a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita port courtesy of Code Mystics with cross-buy support, as part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fatal Fury franchise.[36] Before the Killer Instinct grand finals between Flipside Tactics' Darnell "Sleep" Waller and Ultra Arcade's Kenneth "Bass" Armas begun, Iron Galaxy and Microsoft revealed Eyedol as the last character added for Killer Instinct: Season Three's lineup.[37]

Shortly after the Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- finals had ended and right before the Super Smash Bros. Melee finals begun, Daisuke Ishiwatari went on the Mandalay Bay stage to showcase a trailer for the character Dizzy, who would be released the day after EVO ended.[38] Between the Super Smash Bros. Melee and Street Fighter V finals; Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray went on the Mandalay Bay stage to reveal two characters for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, one returning (Bob) and one new (Master Raven).[39]

Prize pool[edit]

Panorama of the Mandalay Bay Events Center during Evo

As with every year, base entry fees were US$10 per player for each tournament.[40]

  • Street Fighter V featured the largest prize pool for an open tournament in fighting game history. The top eight players shared a pot of over $, USD, with just over half of the money going to the winner. US$50, was courtesy of Capcom due to the tournament's place on the Capcom Pro Tour.[41]
  • Pokkén Tournament featured a $10, bonus pot courtesy of The Pokémon Company as it was a Major Qualifier for the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series. The total pot was around US$20,[8][42]
  • Mortal Kombat XL received US$50, from NetherRealm and Warner Bros.. The total pot was around US$57,[8][43]
  • Killer Instinct received US$15, from the KI Ultra Tour funding. The total pot was around US$20,[8][44]
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-'s bonus pot was US$10, coming from North American publisher Aksys Games. The total pot was around US$19,[8][45]

Every other game had a base pot which was formed from entrant fees based on final registration numbers.[8]

Controversy[edit]

After year old commentator Victoria "VikkiKitty" Perez reported that she was sexually assaulted by MexicanSmash 4 player Cristian "Hyuga" Medina at Evo , several members of the competitive Smash Bros. community called for Hyuga to be banned from future tournaments. VGBootCamp, the media organization producing live streams for Smash Bros. events, along with being Hyuga's former sponsor, cut all ties with Hyuga after they confirmed the allegations, though VikkiKitty did not consider taking legal action due to the impact it would have on her family.[46][47] According to Medina, he did not recall the incident because he was blackout drunk.[48]

The Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Grand Final played host to a memorable incident, in which a shirtless man climbed on to the stage at Mandalay Bay Events Center and reportedly demanded to challenge NYChrisG, the newly crowned champion, to a game of UMvC3, before being escorted away by security.[49] To this day, the man's identity and whereabouts remain unknown.

Results[edit]

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External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo_
EVO 2016 Smash 4 Moments/Highlights Top 8 - Top 32 - Pools

EVO Wii U

Organizer:

Shoryuken (SRK)

Location:

United States&#;Las Vegas

Format:

Double Elimination

Prize pool:

$26,&#;USD

Start Date:

July 15,

Battlefield&#;• Final Destination&#;• Lylat Cruise&#;• Smashville&#;• Town and City&#;• Dream Land 64&#;• Duck Hunt

EVO is the edition of the Evolution tournament series, the largest fighting game tournament series in the world, and seen as the world championships of fighting games. EVO is the second EVO to feature Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Alongside Smash 4, EVO also featured tournaments for: Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokkén Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, and Killer Instinct.

EVO marks the largest Smash 4 tournament at the time of its running, and overall is the second largest game in terms of entrants at the event.

Unlike EVO , the use of custom moves was not permitted.

Prize Pool[edit]

The Prize Pool comprises $10 from each entrant.

Finals Bracket[edit]

Notable Entrants[edit]

References[edit]

Sours: https://liquipedia.net/smash/EVO//Wii_U

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