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Dragon Ball FighterZ producer entering EVO 2018 as competitor

We learned this week that Namco Bandai's Dragon Ball FighterZ has made the cut for the EVO 2018 tournament, which takes place in Las Vegas this Summer. Lots of new contenders are expected to show up for the game's first major, and it seems ...

 
 
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Smash Melee is missing from EVO Japan's lineup

EVO Japan's lineup was revealed this week, and it has a lot of the usual suspects. Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd, King of Fighters XIV, BlazeBlue: Central Fiction, Street Fighter V, Smash Wii U, and Arms all made it in. Wait, no Melee? Yep...

 
 
 
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Why Destiny 2 is failing as an esport

Yes, the title itself is a misnomer. For one thing, Destiny 2 was never intended to be an esport. Or rather, the developers, Bungie, have never made a direct claim. At least, they never cited they would instantly turn it into a big one. For instance, in an interview last August...

 
 
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Premier fighting game tourney EVO 2016 dated

Surprise, surprise, fighting game tournament EVO is coming back next year. Here's how EVO 2015 wrapped up. It was fun times, even for a casual. A new Street Fighter V character got announced, a guy got up in euphoric victory before his mat...

 
 
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Everything that happened day one of EVO 2015

Evolution 2015, the largest fighting game tournament of the year, did not disappoint on day one. But with two more whole days of high octane action, things are only going to get more intense as they go along. 

 
 
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EVO's best moments are often found off-screen

As someone who watches EVO but hasn't yet and will likely never attend the fighting game tournament in person, I adore Richard Li's videos -- they truly bring out the human element of the competition. It occasionally comes through in onlin...

 
 
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Fighting game tournament Evo 2014 announced for July 11

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 has also been ...

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

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 together a well prod...

 
 
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Take a look at the top eight Guilty Gear EVO tourney

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 Guilty Gear XX Accen...

 
 
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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 win, Hold Back to...

 
 
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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, Smash Bros. Me...

 
 
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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 Street Fighter...

 
 
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Super Street Fighter gets 5 new fighters, 6 new stages

[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, whic...

 
 
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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 tourney entries. I ...

 
 
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15 minutes of Injustice gameplay footage: Poor Flash!

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 hands-on with th...

 
 
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Heihachi and Sony mascot added to PlayStation All-Stars

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 off: Chop Chop M...

 
 
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I Wanna Be the Guy: Gaiden to melt brains at EVO 2012

Oh, sh*t. While discussing the Indie Showcase at the upcoming EVO, we failed to mention another little surprise that will be making an appearance. During the July 5 pre-show at 10 PM PST, I Wanna Be the Guy: Gaiden will be played in front ...

 
 
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Watch this emotional EVO 2011 'Moments' video

This is a different kind of video. Rather than show the virtual fights of EVO, Richard Li puts the emphasis on the same great moments as they happened off screen. It's about the players, and the community. For anyone that actually attended...

 
 
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Interview with Capcom's Derek Neal

For my last scheduled interview at Evo2k11, I spoke briefly with the associate producer of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Derek Neal. We discussed the lengths that Capcom went to in order to make sure that the game app...

 
 
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Street Fighter X Tekken grudge match with Seth Killian

At E3 this year, Destructoid brought you a close look at Street Fighter X Tekken with the Destructoid vs Capcom tournament between Jonathan Holmes, Seth Killian, and myself. Though it was the first time that Jonathan had played the game, I...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Interview with Capcom's Seth Killian

You can't talk about the fighting game scene in America without mentioning Capcom's special combat adviser, Seth Killian. He's done it all, from competing in tournaments himself and organizing EVO, to working on Capcom's many fighting...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Interviews with Alex Valle, Dr. Doom, and more!

Outside of my scheduled time with Capcom representatives, I also had a chance to wander around the show floor and interview several attendees. The first interview was with Alex Valle, also known as "Mr. Street Fighter." Long...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Interview with producer Ryota Niitsuma and Neo_G

If you know me, you know that right now my favorite game to play is Marvel vs. Capcom 3. So when I had the opportunity to interview producer Ryota Niitsuma on the newly announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, I jumped at that chance. I was...

 
 




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