The biggest fighting game tournament, Evolution Championship Series or better known as EVO is starting today. Founded in 1996 it started out with a humble beginning, but now it is known worldwide and every one from around the globe comes to compete.
This year’s lineup will be Tekken 7, Guilty Gear, Injustice 2, Super Smash Bros Melee, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Blazblue, The King of Fighters XIV, Ulitimate Marvel VS Capcom, and of course, Street Fighter 5. These games aren’t just being played at the even however, like every year there are many side tournaments for older or more obscure games that will be played as well.
The tournament will go through July 14th to July 16th, it will be held at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas Nevada. Qualifying rounds will go on at 10AM to 11PM for both days, leading up to Sunday’s Grand Finals.
Attendance for this year’s tournament unexpectedly declined, but it will no doubt be a great spectacle for fans and players alike.