Evolution Championship Series 2016 (Or as it’s more popularly known; EVO) is nearly upon us! The largest and longest running fighting game tournament in the world returns to Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend! Running from July 15th until July 17th.
EVO 2016 will see fan favourite titles return to the tournament scene such as: “Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3”, “Killer Instinct” and “Mortal Kombat XL”. But will also see newcomers; “Pokken: Tournament”, “Tekken 7: Fated Retribution” “and Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator” .EVO 2016 will be the first EVO to feature “Street Fighter V” a staple of the tournament bringing many fan favourite moments across various tournaments in its previous entries, including a moment that many cite as the most hype moment ever seen at a tournament, where Japanese player: Daigo Umehara managed to parry an entire super attack and take the match from American player: Justin Wong in the “Street Fighter 3: Third Strike” finals. A moment which you can re-live right here!
The weekend will be packed with all kinds of action and plenty of combos to make your face melt and hands spasm, but also in true EVO tradition we should get some more information about upcoming fighters!
That means we can expect to hear news from Netherealm Studios, Bandai Namco, Capcom and perhaps even SNK on their upcoming titles!
Ed Boon of Netherealm Studios has already teased an appearance of “Mortal Kombat X” on top of “Injustice 2”, who knows what the master of the tease has in store for us? Kombat Pack 3? New Skins? New Modes? We can hardly wait to find out!
On top of that; Capcom still have two new characters for “Street Fighter V” to release and “Tekken 7” is approaching a console release in early 2017 so more information could be dropped by Namco Bandai. However, it isn’t just games news that gets announced at EVO as previously Tekken 7 saw it’s official reveal at EVO, so we could be in for some big announcements, but that is just pure speculation on our behalf.
Just for convenience sake this the full list of titles that will be at EVO 2016:
- Street Fighter V
- Pokken: Tournament
- Super Smash Brothers for WiiU
- Super Smash Brothers Melee
- Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator
- Mortal Kombat XL
- Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
- Killer Instinct
If you are unable to make it to Las Vegas for the tournament then don’t worry, the entire even will be livestreamed on Twitch courtesy of SRK.com. If you are interested in checking out the biggest fighting game tournament of the year then keep your eyes locked to twitch this weekend and prepare for some of the biggest and best fighting game play you have ever seen!
For your convenience we have also attached a schedule for the tournament so you can pick and choose what you want to see, typically the finals of these main titles will be held on Sunday 17th July and will be where you will see the most high level play of each respective title.
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