The lights are on
The Evo Championship Series is the go-to tournament for fighting-game fans, with players gathering in Las Vegas to show off their prowess across a variety of games. This year's event, which concluded Sunday, was the biggest one yet, say organizers, with 2,400 players and a record-smashing number of viewers watching live streams of the matches.
More than 2 million unique viewers watched the tournaments, consuming more than 1.9 million hours of video. Enthusiasm grew over the weekend to the extent that four of the final participants were in the top trending topics on Twitter.
The event has grown from its humble beginnings in 1998 as a gathering of friends to its current status of being the preeminent fighting-game event. This year's matches included bouts of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Mortal Kombat, Marvel vs. Capcom 3. and Tekken 6.
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I was surprised at how awesome the MK9 fights were. Thought it was pretty cool that the MK franchise is a serious tournament option now. Not that surprising I guess when you consider that NeatherRealm knows how to balance it's characters unlike Capcom who's been failing at that pretty badly lately since MVC 3 and Arcade Edition are broken messes at the moment.
I was there and it was epic....
Is any of the GI staff into fighting games enough to have watched the Finals on sunday at least?
It was all pretty intense and awesome.
i have a evo XD
You can catch the finals in all their glory on YouTube, just type in EVO 2011.
Best EVO ever. Poongko and Latif were the talk even though they didn't win, and they didn't tier *** like all of japan did. Very impressive. Viscant just bodied the world in Marvel and Perfect Legend was a beast all day in MK9.... not to mention how sick Spark played a low tier Hakumen in blaze blue.
I was one of those two million...