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France's MD|Luffy wins EVO 2014 grand finals with a PS1 controller

Team France's MD|Luffy took home the grand prize in the final match of the Evolution Championship Series international fighting game tournament last night, becoming the first player in EVO history to win the grand finals using a stock PlayStation (PSone) control pad. Luffy's win cements a number...

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 joins EVO 2014 lineup

EVO fighting game tournament founder Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar appeared on a recent episode of iPlayWinner's The Fray, where he revealed that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 would appear at this year's tournament. As we reported in September, EVO 2014 is slated to take place in Las Vegas from July 11 to...

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EVO 2014 brings the fight back to Las Vegas July 11 - 13

Premiere fighting game tournament EVO Championship Series will return next year. Shoryuken has announced EVO 2014 will be held July 11 - 13 at the LVH Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament will one again be streamed on Twitch. Last year's EVO tournament was full of heated...

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EVO 2013 smashes viewership records with 1.7 million spectators

This year's Evolution Championship Series, colloquially known as EVO 2013, was the most-watched fighting game tournament ever broadcast through Twitch.tv, according to the streaming site's VP of marketing, Matthew DiPietro. "It was nearly fifty percent higher than last year's EVO, which was the...

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Here's where you can watch EVO 2013 this weekend

Want to watch top-tier competitors fight it out in Super Street Fighter IV, Injustice, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and other crowd favorites? International fighting game tournament EVO 2013 is being broadcast live from Las Vegas across a trio of streams this weekend, so you don't have to miss a minute...

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EVO 2013 to be simulcast in Japanese

EVO 2013 will be live-streamed with Japanese commentators, courtesy of Mad Catz and Japanese video sharing site Nico Nico Douga. The stream will be free to view on the Nico Nico site. The Japanese iteration of EVO 2013's streaming schedule joins its English-language Twitch streams at srkevo1,...

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The top SpyParty player is a fighting game guy from EVO 2012

Four months before SpyParty debuted at EVO 2012's Indie Showcase, convention founder Seth Killian threw down a gentlemen's bet with SpyParty creator Chris Hecker: "An EVO attendee will be your No. 1 player in subsequent tests, and take down whoever the existing top players might be." Hecker took...

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Super Smash Bros Melee returned to EVO 2K13 streaming [update]

Update: Well, fighting game tournaments are all about swift reversals. Nintendo has sent word that the Super Smash Bros. Melee stream will be allowed to proceed as organizers intended. Original story: Super Smash Bros. Melee will no longer be part of EVO 2K13's streaming schedule, as per...

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Injustice joins EVO 2013's lineup, DLC coming to Wii U this summer

Evolution Championship Series co-founder Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar announced that NetherRealm Studios' DC superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us is now a featured game in EVO 2013's official tournament lineup, joining big-name favorites like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street...

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Get hype: EVO 2012 results and Grand Finals videos

Another EVO Championship Series has come and gone, taking with it the hopes, dreams and aspirations of a community. EVO is the Super Bowl of fighting games, but also a cultural mecca for those who share the genre as their life's passion. This year's proceedings were punctuated by surprises, upsets...

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