Mr. Wizard has revealed the first set of announcements for this year’s Evo tournament, held July 12-14 at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Without further ado:
Evo 2013 Lineup
Thanks to the tremendous turn out in 2012, we’ve decided to expand our tournament lineup to eight games!
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat 9
- Street Fighter X Tekken 2013
- King of Fighters XIII
- Persona 4 Arena
Eighth Game Donation Drive
You may have noticed that there are only seven games in the list. To determine the 8th game, we’re holding a donation drive, with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Here’s how it works.
We’ve set up a donation page for the each of the most popular games in our previous Facebook poll. The game whose community raises the most money to help find a cure for breast cancer will be the final game at this year’s EVO. You can help get your game there by donating yourself, or by forwarding this page to your friends and relatives.
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- SFIII Third Strike, Online Edition
- Virtua Fighter 5
- Melty Blood Actress Again Current
- MLP: Fighting is Magic
- Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
- Dead or Alive 5
- Capcom vs. SNK 2
- Street Fighter II Super Turbo
- Soul Calibur V
- Darkstalkers 3
We’ll announce the winning game at the end of January, so get moving!
Road to Evo 2013
Finally, here are the first details on the 2013 Road to Evo. This year we’re partnering with four events in the U.S. to award Evo seeds.
- Socal Regionals
- Norcal Regionals
We’re also changing the way seeds are awarded to increase seeding accuracy, especially at the top. This year, the top 16 players from each event will earn an Evo seed, but we are not awarding seeding points. At the end of the season, Evo will manually assign seeds to all the seeded players.
We’re making this change for two reasons. First, we want to eliminate the grind that a lot of players felt in attending every possible Road to Evo tournament to mass up seeding points. Second, with the previous system your seed was determined not only by your skill, but your willingness (and ability) to fly around the country to multiple events.
All of this applies only to the U.S. We’ll have more information on the international Road to Evo events soon.