Latest News — Evo 2014

Relive EVO 2014 with Seth Mussey’s Amazing Hype Intros

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The hype was real at EVO 2014, so much so that it has gone down as one of the best EVOs ever. As expected from the largest fighting game tournament in the world, there was some great production to match the top-notch skill on display. Seth Mussey once gain did an amazing job with the introduction videos for the finals of each main game played at the tourney. You didn't have to be in the audience to feel the hype generated by these intros. Relive yet another piece of Evo 2014 by watching all of them below, starting off with...

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Relive the Hype and Tears of EVO 2014’s Grand Finals!

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Word around the web is that EVO 2014 was one of the best EVO Championships ever! We agree. There were so many memorable moments that the fighting game community will be talking about it for years to come. Aside from the epic comebacks in Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma and Ultra Street Fighter 4, marked the first time Killer Instinct was represented at the event (tears were shed) and the first time Justin Wong took the top title in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which he celebrated by doing an awesome, albeit comical, barrel roll on the floor. There were so many...

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EVO 2014: Mango Wins Smash Bros Melee Championship for Second Time in a Row

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oime4m6suCo?rel=0&w=650&h=366] Super Smash Bros. Melee was really hype at EVO 2014, but Mango running it back to win his second EVO "Smash" title in a row didn't surprise anyone. Even so, the grand final matches (shown above) between him and Hungrybox were entertaining to watch. The longest and probably most interesting matches took place in the Loser's Final, where both Armada and Hungrybox switched it up between characters and stages to show some 137,800+ viewers different variations of top-level play styles. Must Read: CD Jr beats Justin Wong and Rico Suave to win Killer Instinct championship The full final...

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EVO 2014: Luffy Wins Ultra Street Fighter IV Championship for Europe

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi7L5aBlt4Y?rel=0&w=650&h=366] EVO 2013 ended on an epic and climatic note when France's Luffy came back from the Losers' Bracket to win Ultra Street Fighter IV, making him the first European player to ever win a Street Fighter tournament at EVO. In fact, the top eight was full of new faces, with only one former "EVO" champion -- Fuudo -- in the mix. Luffy beating Bonchan in the epic final showdown (shown in the above video) solidified the Rose-player as possibly the best Ultra Street Fighter IV player on the planet, at least for the time being. Fan favorites Daigo,...

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EVO 2014: Estimated Prize Payouts for Top 8 Games

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EVO 2014 is officially over and all the winners have been crowned. A lot of money was on the line, but just how much? Well, thanks to an Imgur user by the name of acekingoffsuit, we have the estimated prize payouts for each of the top 8 games represented at the event. The amounts were calculated based on the number of reported entrants per game, the amount sent to the prize pot for each entrance fee ($10), any additional pot bonuses (usually from sponsors), and the official EVO prize structure. With a payout of $35,080, the Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma tournament...

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