Last weekend was the home to the Evolution championships, I and many others across the globe, stayed awake all night to see it through… Only to fall asleep during the Marvel grand finals! And when I woke up the first thing on my mind was “when’s Marvel?”
The fighting game scene has no official eSports tournament mainly because of the large number of quality games available and also because the matches are over in less than a minute. Compare that to the likes of League of Legends in which a minimum of 1 hour is allocated for each match. To many players across the world the Evolution Championships is considered the biggest event on the fighting calendar. If you want to make a name for yourself, this is the place to do it.
In all honesty I don’t keep up with the fighting game scene as much as I keep up with Starcraft because it was my first eSports. However I was definitely a fighter long before an RTS fan (still not that good at them). Let me assure you, there were many surprises, legends were de-throned and the high-caliber of players was absolutely astounding! Without further ado, here are the finals to all the great games played at Evo.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2:
Injustice: Gods Among Us:
King of Fighters 13: (ignore Injustice at the beginning)
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma:
Super Smash Bros. Melee:
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3:
Ultra Street Fighter 4:
It was a fantastic 3 days of the best fighting game action I have ever seen. I was really pleased to see so many players with sponsorships from the likes of Evil Geniuses and Cloud9. The scene is getting bigger and more competitive by the year.