Today starts one of the hypest times in all of the Fighting Game Community. The Evolution Gaming Series, or Evo for short.
In 1996 Tom Cannon wanted a place where all of the best Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo players could come and show who was the best. He decided to create a big tournament. Originally named "Battle of the Bay", this a 40-man Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo & Street Fighter Alpha 2 tournament literally started in a basement and grew in to something huge. Now being hosted at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas with over 20,000 people set to go and over a 100,000 watching it on Twitch. Evo is the tournament to end all fighting game tournaments. Winning Evo is literally beating the entire world.
Over Seven thousand competitors, from over 20 different countries, are going to compete in 7 different fighting games. Everything is on the line.
I am out of the loop on what has been going on in the FGC, as I don't normally watch fighting game tournaments any more. But I will most definitely being watching this weekend.
And where can you watch this huge tournament? Twitch of course. There are 9 streams dedicated to bringing you all of the action. Here is the location and schedule for all of the weekends events.
Are you going to be watching Evo this weekend? What fighting games do you play? Let us know in the comments below.
And as always, this has been James with Game Fix. Game on everybody!