All good things must come to an end, and our little show is no exception. What better way to close out season one of a fighting game show than with an EVO recap blowout, right? We’ve got tons to discuss this episode, and there just might be a surprise ending. Check it!
As reported a few weeks ago, SEGA will be hosting a Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown tournament at this year’s Evolution World Championships in Vegas on the weekend of July 6th. The tourney will run all weekend and conclude on Sunday, with an entrance fee of $15. While an Evo entry fee isn’t necessary to participate, those interested in competing in VF5 must at least have an Evo spectator pass, which can be purchased for $10. The previously announced $15,000 pot bonus will be spread out quite generously, with the top 16 placers all getting paid accordingly:
9 – 16: $500
For more information on this tournament, check out this SRK post as well as the official registration site. Good luck, Virtua Fighter players. Get hype for one of the biggest tournaments this series has seen!
The unreleased Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown has been making waves at major tournaments lately, with VF players bringing the hype to the latest iteration of the Sega’s classic fighting franchise. Sega doesn’t plan to stop the game’s momentum anytime soon, as Shoryuken revealed that there will be a Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown side tournament at EVO with a prize pool totaling $15,000! If you’re a diehard VF player or simply want to see one of the prettiest, most technical 3d fighters around, this is not a part of EVO you want to miss!
P.S. Let’s hope for a release date by the end of this tournament. You’re killing me, Sega!
Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar of Shoryuken fame will be appearing on tonight’s episode of Cross Counter live, and promises “goodies and exclusives” during the broadcast. Mr. Wizard is one of the major minds behind Evo, and with only 2 months until the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, we can only assume he’ll be dropping some major news regarding the event!
Be sure to tune in to Cross Counter Live at midnight EST, 9pm PST!
Check out this beautifully done promo from iPlayWinner featuring some of the world’s best players discussing their greatest losses, and how it affected them going forward. This is a brilliantly put together piece of work, and really highlights why we do this, whether we’re players, commentators, or ambitious, mid-tier loving journalists such as myself.
Registration for this year’s Evolution Championship Series is open! Register before May 1st to save an additional $2o, and don’t delay, as there is absolutely no on-site registration for the country’s biggest fighting game tournament.
Entrants to the KOF XIII tournament will receive a free T-Shirt from Atlus publishing co.
Start grinding, get ready and most of all get hype!
Register Here! http://evo.shoryuken.com/evo-2012-player-registration/
Shoryuken’s Mr. Wizard revealed the official ruleset for the Street Fighter X Tekken portion of Evo today, clearing up some speculation surrounding the gem system and team format. The tournament will be 2 vs. 2, which will undoubtedly make for some hype moments and intense levels of sodium between losing partners. Gems will not be used at Evo, as Capcom has yet to give a solid release date for the tournament update to SFxT, which is intended to let players bring their gem layouts via flash drive.