This year’s EVO held a strong significance to the many who chose to enter the Augustus Ballroom on that July 6th weekend, perhaps most of all to those who were attending EVO for the first time. Maxwell McGee from Gamespot was one such person, and he’s written a great piece detailing his experiences throughout all three days of the event. If you watched from home or were there in person, you can attest to how staggering and insane some of the energy in the room got. Here’s a snip:
From what I’ve seen, the FGC is as diverse as any other, and also immensely supportive. This year, the community banded together to raise funds for Mike Begum, a competitive fighter with a rare muscle disorder, to go to EVO. Before that they rallied together for Michael Kwon, who was diagnosed with a serious skin disease that required expensive treatment.
This gaming community may seem intimidating, even crass, but so far my experiences have been positive.
You aren’t so bad yourself Max. You can read the rest of Max’s story over at Gamespot.