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Super Smash Bros. Melee returns for EVO 2014


Good on you, Nintendo
Mar 12
Super Smash Bros. Melee's inclusion in EVO 2014 was far from a sure thing given Nintendo's questionable history with the fighting game tournament, but the organizers' discussions with the company have been fruitful: the fan-f... read
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EVO 2014

Check out the EVO 2014 lineup, with Smash in limbo


Killer Instinct is in
Feb 06
Last year's EVO was one of my favorite events of 2013, and now we have the lineup for EVO 2014, courtesy of Mr. Wizard on the iPlayWinner's podcast stream. The lineup consists of Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel ... read
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Fighting games

Fighting game tournament Evo 2014 announced for July 11


Start practicing if you haven't already
Sep 17
Whether you're a competitor, an attendee, or a casual observer, it's never too early to start planning for next year's Evo. The legendary fighting game tournament returns to Las Vegas on July 11-13, 2014 at the LVH. Xbox 360... read
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EVO 2013

The EVO tournament staff wants your feedback for EVO 2013


What were your favorite and least favorite parts?
Jul 26
EVO 2013 may have concluded a few weeks ago, but the post-EVO fever isn't over yet, as tons of fighting game announcements have been pouring out since. But as for the event itself, tournament organizers are looking to you, th... read
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Best of EVO 2013

Here's the official 'Best EVO 2013' moments video


Justin Wong's bracket reset is the highlight, of course
Jul 22
Our EVO 2013 highlights post did a great job of showing you pretty much everything this year had to offer, but it also had a ton of information that could be seen as overwhelming to some. Thankfully, Richard Li has put toget... read
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Guilty Gear EVO

Here's footage of the top eight Guilty Gear EVO tourney


'dat Slayer
Jul 19
While most of you were getting pretty crazy about the main tournaments featured at EVO, tons of side tournaments were going on in the background. One of them in particular that I think deserves a special mention is the Guilt... read
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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights: The fighting continues!


Game with the Dtoid community!
Jul 19
Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! It looks as though the EVO hype train is still charging ahead at full steam within the Destructoid community, as all three major consoles have at least one f... read
EVO 2013 photo
EVO 2013

Street Fighter IV champion Xian reflects on EVO 2013


Hold Back to Block interviews the SFIV: AE champ
Jul 17
If you were watching EVO 2013, one of the standout performances was DM MCZ (Desperation Move and Mad Catz) | Xian's Gen versus MCZ (Mad Catz)|Tokido's Akuma. To get a bit more background information on what led to his big wi... read
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EVO breaks records, viewership 50% higher than last year


1.7 million uniques during the course of the weekend
Jul 15
EVO 2013 has come and gone, and with it records have been smashed. Twitch.TV has informed us there were record breaking viewership numbers for multiple games. The max concurrent viewership for the day was 144,848 people for U... read
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Villains defeated and new heroes crowned
Another year, another Evolution Championship Series under wraps. This year's premiere fighting game tournament was by far the biggest to date boasting over 3,000 participants from over 30 countries, stretching across nine of ... read feature

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Killer Instinct

Chief Thunder teased as next Killer Instinct character


Missing in action since the original KI
Jul 14
[Update: Added a video of the KI trailer below. Skip to 0.54 to get to the teaser portion.] Microsoft and Double Helix have been doing their best to keep the hype train rolling for the recently revived Xbox One fighter&n... read
EVO 2013 photo
EVO 2013

EVO 2013: Day-three streams, and final results


KOF XIII, SSB Melee, Injustice, Marvel, SF IV finals
Jul 14
[Update: All EVO 2013 winners are listed below.] EVO 2013 is nearly at an end, and after a slew of qualifying matches, the finals are ready to drop today. To conclude this year's EVO are the finals for King of Fighters XIII,... read
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Come join us for Evo 2013 festivities in San Francisco


Only the hype-est need apply
Jul 14
I think I've made it pretty clear that I think San Francisco is the best city in America. No, that's not up for debate. To help solidify these claims we've teamed up with Dear Mom in San Francisco to craft the finest Evo 2013... read
EVO 2013 photo
EVO 2013

EVO 2013: Day-two streams, schedules, and more


King of Fighters XIII, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice, and Smash Bros. Melee Semi Finals
Jul 14
[Update: Today's winners are listed below.] Yesterday was a pretty action packed day at EVO 2013, as we had winners for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4 Arena and Mortal Kombat 9, as well as some progress in the Super... read
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$15 DLC coming to PS3, 360, and PC
[Update: Added a video of the panel. There will be new costumes and stages added with this update as well, plus an arcade version will be coming out in Japan.] [Update #2: Capcom-Unity has announced a disc-based version of t... read feature

EVO 2013 photo
EVO 2013

EVO 2013: Day-one streams, schedules, and more


This is gonna be crazy!
Jul 12
[Update: Today's winners are listed below.] This year, EVO is going to be insane. I know people say that annually, but really, EVO 2013 has smashed previous attendance records with a whopping 3,538 competitors and 6,097 tour... read
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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights: EVO 2013 GET HYPE FIGHTANS


Play games with the Dtoid community!
Jul 12
Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! EVO 2013 is this weekend, and the Dtoid crew will be watching it live at Dear Mom in San Francisco tomorrow. Come on down and join the fun! If you're not in ... read
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Nintendo and Evo

Nintendo wanted to shut down Smash Bros at Evo entirely


You can't watch what doesn't happen!
Jul 12
A couple days ago, Nintendo ruffled some tail feathers when it tried to ban Evo 2013, the world's largest fighting game tournament, from streaming its Super Smash Bros. Melee finals. This IP controlling move echoed Nintendo's... read
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Evo 2013 numbers

Getting hype: Evo 2013 boasts record attendance


Plus, come watch the finals with Destructoid this Sunday in San Francisco!
Jul 12
Evo 2013 has recently been in the news after Nintendo banned the world's biggest fighting game tournament from streaming Super Smash Bros. Melee after fans raised almost $100,000 for breast cancer research to get the game inc... read
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News on Injustice DLC

New Injustice DLC character trailer to premiere at EVO


Who's on first?
Jul 10
Last week, NetherRealm creative director Ed Boon assured us that General Zod wouldn't be the last character added to the DC Comics fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us despite being the last of the first planned batch of fighters... read
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Nintendo Evo uh oh
[Update: There's a petition to convince Nintendo to allow Melee back in the Evo stream. Sign it if you're feeling proactive!] [Update #2: Nintendo has reversed its decision! They're now allowing Melee to stream at Evo this ye... read feature

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FIGHT!

Injustice added to EVO 2013's official lineup


A surprising but welcome late addition
May 08
After fans of NetherRealm's Injustice made noise about it not being part of EVO 2013's eight-game lineup, the fighting game tournament will now feature the excellent DC Universe fighter, according to EVO lead organizer Joey &... read
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Dtoid Memories

Dtoid Memories: Look ma, I'm a games journalist!


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Mar 15
[Destructoid turns seven this Saturday, and all month long Dtoiders have been sharing their favorite memories from their time in the community over in our Cblogs. Here's a wonderful story from former Dtoid staffer Jesse "Tact... read
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Skullgirls at Evo

Skullgirls will have an Evo side tournament


Top eight will be streamed
Feb 05
As a way of saying thanks for raising over $78,000 in the Evo charity drive for breast cancer research, Evo will be helping out Skullgirls at this year's tournament. Skullgirls will get its own dedicated equipment t... read
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Squigly

Skullgirls' first DLC character is called Squigly


Squigly Squigly Squigly Squigly Squigly
Feb 02
While I'm happy to see Super Smash Bros. Melee finally appear in a major tournament, it does suck for some of the other games I was routing for. Specifically, Skullgirls. I met MikeZ, the developer of Skullgirls, a couple of ... read
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EVO 2k13

Super Smash Bros. Melee will be the eighth EVO game


Registration for EVO now open too
Feb 01
The EVO charity drive has raised an amazing $225,744 for breast cancer research. Yay! And the game that brought in the most donations to become the eight game that will be played in the tournament? Super Smash Bros. Melee for... read
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Some major players were steamrolled, some new champions were crowned, and lots of salt was poured on the ever passionate EVO fans. For the first time ever, I watched EVO day 3 stream from beginning to end and enjoyed watching... read feature

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15 minutes of Injustice gameplay footage: Poor Flash!


Jul 08
Watch Flash get his ass beat by Superman, in this lengthy EVO gameplay demo of NetherRealm's upcoming DC superhero fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us. This demo is very similar to the one I saw at E3. However, I actually got h... read
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EVO 2012: Day Three


Jul 08
Does you back hurt from being hunched over your computer all weekend? Have been you drunk since Friday afternoon? Are you ready top-tier MODOK play? If you answered "yes" to all three, then you can only be in the right place.... read
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EVO 2012: Day Two *Updated with winners details*


Jul 08
Upset Poongko is upset. After some tense SSFIVAE matches last night, today will be a bit more mellow with Mortal Kombat 9 and King of Fighters XIII semifinals. But, don't you worry, the trash talking and hype will come again ... read
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EVO 2012: Day One *Updated with winners details*


Jul 07
Hey, guys: EVO is here. Join us in the chat, while we watch the Soul Calibur V and Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition semifinals. read
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Heihachi and Sony mascot added to PlayStation All-Stars


Jul 06
Tekken's Heihachi and Sony's Japanese feline mascot Toro Inoue are the latest additions to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's roster. Alongside a lengthy EVO exhibition of these two new characters, a new stage was shown o... read






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