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1:45 PM on 07.19.2013

Friday Night Fights: The fighting continues!

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...

Mr Andy Dixon

7:30 AM on 07.17.2013

Street Fighter IV champion Xian reflects on EVO 2013

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...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 07.15.2013

EVO breaks records, viewership 50% higher than last year

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype photo
EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype
by Wesley Ruscher

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 the most elite games in the genre. 

Three days of non-stop action, that began with some of the most intense semi-final matches to grace the first day of the tournament ever. There were multiple bouts, especially in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that could have easily been grand final championship fights. It was definitely a rollercoaster ride of emotion from start to finish. 

Day three culminated in another justifiably crazy day full of upsets and memorable moments. The amount of heart on display was inspiring. Reigning champs were dethroned and new kings of the stick were crowned. 

Here are the winners and most hype moments of EVO 2013.

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7:45 PM on 07.14.2013

Chief Thunder teased as next Killer Instinct character

[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...

Wesley Ruscher

7:29 PM on 07.14.2013

EVO 2013: Day-three streams, and final results

[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,...

Chris Carter





1:30 PM on 07.14.2013

Come join us for Evo 2013 festivities in San Francisco

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...

Spencer Hayes

12:30 AM on 07.14.2013

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

[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...

Chris Carter



Super Street Fighter gets 5 new fighters, 6 new stages photo
Super Street Fighter gets 5 new fighters, 6 new stages
by Jonathan Holmes

[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 the update, which will include all previously released Street Fighter 4 series DLC costumes and "future content to be discussed in the future" for $40. Tentative release date is early 2014. They've also detailed some of the changes to rest of the roster. Still no word on who the 5th character is or what this Hyper Street Fighter 4 business is about]

Hot off the Super Street Fighter IV panel at EVO 2013 comes news that both Super Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter 4 AE will be graced with five new characters and six new stages in the form a $15 download, date TBD.

Elena, Poison, Rolento, and Hugo (all based on their showings from Street Fighter X Tekken) are the only four confirmed characters at the moment, with the fifth reportedly being all new to the Street Fighter series. That runs contrary to the rumored screencap seen below (thanks @justpeepin!) featuring Alex from Street Fighter 3.

Also in rumor territory is a screenshot of a logo for Hyper Street Fighter IV spotted on Street Fighter 4 producer Yoshinori Ono's twitter yesterday, but has since been deleted. Could a disc based version of the DLC be coming as well?

More on this breaking story as it comes in.

Capcom announces five new characters and six new stages as DLC for Super Street Fighter 4: AE 2012 [Eventhubs]

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10:28 PM on 07.12.2013

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

[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...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 07.12.2013

Friday Night Fights: EVO 2013 GET HYPE FIGHTANS

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 ...

Mr Andy Dixon

6:00 AM on 07.12.2013

Nintendo wanted to shut down Smash Bros at Evo entirely

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...

Steven Hansen

4:00 AM on 07.12.2013

Getting hype: Evo 2013 boasts record attendance

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...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 07.10.2013

New Injustice DLC character trailer to premiere at EVO

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...

Steven Hansen



Nintendo pulls Smash Bros. from Evo streams, adds it back photo
Nintendo pulls Smash Bros. from Evo streams, adds it back
by Jonathan Holmes

[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 year. Though Nintendo has its share of old codgers that don't know how to internet, maybe this proves that their younger colleagues have the capacity to shake them into reality, and in just a few hours no less. The original story remains below.]

Competitive Smash Bros. fans have been working for years to gain acceptance from the greater fighting game community. Smash Bros. is very different from Street Fighter, Tekken, and Virtua Fighter, but as many have said, it still is a fighting game, despite what some of the more exclusionary members of the FGC may tell you. 

These years of effort have more or less paid off. After raising nearly $100K for Breast Cancer researchSmash Bros. Melee was set to be a marquee title at Evo 2013 this weekend. As the live stream phenomena has grown in prominence and popularity over the years, so has Evo's online presence. Evo 2011 was streamed by over 2.2 million viewers (still working on digging up numbers for 2012). That's more than Bayonetta sold in the US. 

You'd think that Nintendo would jump at the chance to use Evo to appeal to this passionate, influential cross section of videogame culture, but it looks like they have other plans. Nintendo has prevented Evo from streaming Smash Bros. Melee in any way. As a result, Evo has pulled Melee from the streaming aspects of the event, swapping it out for Persona 4: Arena and King of Fighters XIII. 

It's hard to see this as anything but a stupid and reactionary move on Nintendo's part. They are clearly afraid of losing control of their product, but that fear has blinded them to all the goodwill and free advertising that Evo could have provided. There is a large segment of the company that still doesn't understand the importance of treating consumers like respected collaborators and not disposable minions. The idea that consumers will permit being restricted in this way just doesn't fly any more. Microsoft learned that lesson at E3 this year, and they were quick to try to rectify their mistakes shortly afterwards.

Nintendo would be wise to do the same in this instance, lest Microsoft swoop in and offer Evo an exclusive pre-release build of Killer Instinct to stream at the tournament. 

Changes to Evo Smash Schedule [Shoryuken]

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3:30 PM on 05.08.2013

Injustice added to EVO 2013's official lineup

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 &...

Allistair Pinsof