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If you follow eSports to any degree, chances are you know that EVO is the largest fighting tournament in the world and that it was held over the last three days in Las Vegas. The finals were held throughout Sunday and lasted well into the night.
There were numerous upsets and surprises throughout the tournament. Infiltration, a well regarded Street Fighter IV player, exploded to an impressive victory over Daigo Umehara, who is also known as the best Street Fighter player in the world. Infiltration went on to face Gamerbee in the Grand Final.
Though Street Fighter is considered by many to be the pinnacle of fighting games, one of the most nail-biting moments of EVO 2012 came from the King of Fighters Grand Final between Mad KOF and Bala. The balance of power shifted back and forth many times and the crowd can be heard going nuts with each knock out.
There were great moments in each of the tournaments in Evolution 2012 many occurring in the Grand Finals. If you happened to miss the Grand Finals of these excellent games, the results are as follows (spoilers are below the videos):
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Version 2012
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
King of Fighters 13
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Street Fighter x Tekken
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Version 2012 – Infiltration
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – Filipino Champ
Mortal Kombat – KN.EMP|Perfect Legend
King of Fighters 13 – Mad KOF
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown – Fuudo
Street Fighter x Tekken – Infiltration & Laugh
SoulCalibur 5 – Shining Decopon
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Tira's a beast.
My boy Perfect Legend is a monster
My friend competed in this for Mortal Kombat!
Just as Tim mentioned in the Super Metroid Replay, it's amazing watching people in their element. Kudos bars to all of them.
Damn it's been a while since I've seen some intense fighting tournaments, and EVO proved once again why fighting is the most intense tournaments ever.
Daigo got snubbed, but congrats to Infiltration! Well deserved victory for him, played like hell! Justin Wong not making the finals in UMVC 3 was another surprise but Filipino Champ played like a mad man. Evo truly is the fighting game fans super bowl!
Mad KOF vs Bala was insane! I'm definitely going next year.