Evo 2013 Details! Game Lineup, Get Your Game to Evo, and Road to Evo Events Evo 2013 Details! Game Lineup, Get Your Game to Evo, and Road to Evo Events
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... Evo 2013 Details! Game Lineup, Get Your Game to Evo, and Road to Evo Events

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.

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
  • UFGT
  • CEO

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.

  • neorussell

    Nothing against supporting a good cause but what’s stopping Sony from donating 25k to add PSA in EVO. Is that called still PlayersChoice? I’m sure if Game Developers are smart, they would up front a few funds to make sure their games are highlighted in the biggest event of the year. This can be fixed very easily.

  • venfayth

    this is literally the stupidest response you could have to this situation.

    i registered an account on disqus just so that i could tell you what a horrible fucking opinion this is.

    not only is breast cancer research not a shitty charity, but collecting the money for themselves is fucking moronic for a ton of different reasons. people would accuse them of keeping the money, or using it inappropriately.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Benj.Is.Airborne Benj F. Adams IV

      He must just have something against boobs.

    • HombreGranJefe

      He sounds like a woman-raping indian.

  • Natat

    Indeed, I would much rather have quality games like SFxT, MK9 and Marvel 3 up there as main events in EVO instead of… Melty Blood? The fuck is that anyway.

    • Austin Davoren

      Dat sarcasm is strong.

  • WSNeo

    VIRTUA FIGHTER 5: https://www.wepay.com/donations/evo2013-vf5
    BLAZBLUE: CHRONOPHANTASMA: https://www.wepay.com/donations/evo2013-bbcp******************************************************************************************************
    Behind “https://www.wepay.com/donations” add “/evo2013-bbcp” or “evo2013-vf5” without the quotes.

    Why were these options hidden? Especially after VF5FS won 800+ votes on the Facebook poll. We want our favorite games to grow as well.

  • SoulBroRyu

    CvS2 all day! Does anyone know any millionaires who would donate in behalf of Millionaire Fighting?

  • IrregularHunterX

    Perhaps you should post a sales figure data to back that statement up.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       To bad they said SFxT wasn’t going to be at evo this year that has money hating and a hypocrite statement. (not that i care about DOA5)

      • Pizzama

        In 2012, they said SFxT wouldn’t be back in it’s current form. Meaning they weren’t going to have it back if it didn’t have a balance change.

      • IrregularHunterX

         I remember Mr. Wizard retracted his statement of SFxT no longer be in EVO 2013 a few days after he said it.

        • Luna Kazemaru


          • IrregularHunterX


  • Louis Lam

    They are all eligible, IDK why the links aren’t in the SRK article though so you’ll have to go link hunting :

  • Louis Lam

    Brawl is bad. Melee is good. I haven’t seen Melty Blood before but I’m slightly interested now so I’ll make an opinion by checking it out like a rational person and not by reading angry comments on the internet.

    • rafael.teles.81

      • Christopher Wrightson

        While I can’t say I played too much of this game in the past, I have to give them the credit for the most unique characters I’ve ever come across right next to ougon musou kyoku. Companies should REALLY look to these guys for inspiration in how to make characters truly feel and play different.

        • Rlan Rlany

          Characters were from Tsukihime/Nasuverse, created by Type-Moon, not the French Bread itself.

          • $35690200

            The funny thing is, Ougon Musou Kyoku is also based on a (different) visual novel. MB is a lot more popular, but I’m more impressed by OMK in basically every way.

            Although I wouldn’t say any of the characters in either game or franchise feel or play unique in any way, except Beatrice I guess. In fact, that’s the biggest criticism of MB people have, that everyone plays the same besides

            Long story short: Guilty Gear

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

          That’s exactly where Mane6 get their primary inspiration for their Fighting Is Magic project is Melty Blood and its Developer.

  • Hector Garcia

    It’s too late man, 4chan and Bronies who don’t actually play the game are going to get the game in, the organizers should have known the instant they put it for consideration the contest was over. 

    But I do think the set up of donating for breast cancer research is genius.

    • Rugar Pastrana

       Fucking Bronies, they ruined the EVO

      (I’m Brony BTW but…this is a FUCKING JOKE) What They where thinking? The game is not finished already

      It’s just like Melty Blood in EVO 2k10.

      People who don’t play the game “bring their support” and what happens? the main event was BORING, the most boring event in EVO’S History (except for SF X Tekken Last Year lol)

      Meh, I really want Guilty Gear -__-

      Sorry for the bad grammar BTW, Mexifag Here

      • http://twitter.com/5hadowBrony John Babb

        I don’t see it much as a joke :/ A games a game, and if MLP Fighting is magic wins, doesn’t that mean it had the most donations over all? I wouldn’t be surprised. Bronies have done this before and I’m afraid they might do it again, frankly I can care less. Since they nominated the game, they clearly put it up to a fair fight. As long as other donators do their part in donating on the game THEY want, no one should be butthurt over it~

        • Rugar Pastrana

          Let me put it clear….


          At least, if the game was finished in its development, believe me, nor I, nor anyone else would be complaining about this.

          But we only have one leaked and incomplete game
          Do not get me wrong, I am a brony and I followed this game, but it is unfair to give it a place in the tournament with a game that does not even have an official demo

          and only at the whim of a bunch of assholes bronies? Please

        • Ponies_PoniesEverywhere

          Post pony and cure cancer at the same time? How much better can it get?

        • HombreGranJefe

          Actually a reply to Rugar: RE: completion; neither is divekick, but you don’t see anybody really bitching about that.

          I don’t care which game wins because the cause is great; I just won’t watch if it’s not a game I like.

      • http://twitter.com/5hadowBrony John Babb

         I can agree with you on that, I do feel it is a BIG mistake that they even decided to put an unfinished game up for competition, anything could happen. Even so, they put it up for donations and at this point I don’t think they can change their minds. Lets just cross our fingers and hope TheDEV team can finish it to an exact deadline, or hopefully lose the competition while not being complete. Saying that, I still think MLP:FiM has a good chance of winning this competition due to the fanbase regardless the lack of completion.

      • rafael.teles.81

        Melty Blood rejected detected

        • Rugar Pastrana

           lololol No

      • Cloak

         Well at least theres a lot of money guaranteed for a good purpose.

        • caseybarrett16

          it doesn’t stat till July though right? Because even though there’s no release date for FIM developers say they are getting close to the initial release it could finish in time and by then it will be a very solid fighter. Lets face it bronies(myself included though i am not very extreme about this kinda thing i just think the game looks good.) will probably win this… i am not gonna donate personally im just saying…

      • Cat Astrophy

        Actually sfxt was entertaining just to see our top US players get double perfected.

        • WSNeo

          I fucking lol’d

        • http://chatango.com/fpix?kel EvilRyu

          Lol that was funny as hell, but i would prefer if they just substituted SFXT for Third strike. and see Alex(ryu), Daigo(Ken), Justin(Chun), Gootecks(Urien) and maybe see infiltrations third strike Akuma….
          OMG, i’m getting a hard on just thinking about it.

      • G. D.

        what the hell does melty blood have anything to do with any of this? mb ps2 was more than a complete version, and had a sizeable and hype group for what was before a little side tourney. it was only “boring” because you don’t care about the game, and you really should since it has a fucking gg mode.

      • G. D.

        what the hell does melty blood have anything to do with any of this? mb ps2 was more than a complete version, and had a sizeable and hype group for what was before a little side tourney. it was only “boring” because you don’t care about the game, and you really should since it has a fucking gg mode.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/LE6RAXNVJN72G72LO5BMS7ONXA stillunverified

           No it was boring because western MB players all pick the same character for no fucking reason. #maidsports

      • J M

        Actually, on the main page for their game, they said they would not allow themselves to be in the running if they didn’t think they would be able to deliver. So the game will be done in time. And from what I played of the leaked build that was out a long time ago, it’s very solid. Yes that build was still glitchy and had issues, but the fighting was surprisingly strong.

        Also, I see people calling bronys a lot of crude and rude names. Why is this? It is for charity people. Even if people vote for the game only because it has ponies… so what? All that money goes to charity. Your telling me you’d rather have some other game in rather than (randomized number) $10,000 dollars to charity? Cause… if you do, your kinda a terrible person. Also, no one says you have to watch the brony stuff. Just don’t watch it.

        Also, it wasn’t the guys making the games’ idea. It was the EVO organizers. They saw what was available and thought it good enough to be in the running. There is NO WAY they would allow an unfinished game to be played, and they know that this game can be done before this years EVO. So everyone, just calm down. What’ll happen happen.

        • http://Soundcloud.com/Keitomine Technika Core

          Didn’t stop them from running SFxT and Vanilla MvC3 Tournaments.

      • J M

        Actually, on the main page for their game, they said they would not allow themselves to be in the running if they didn’t think they would be able to deliver. So the game will be done in time. And from what I played of the leaked build that was out a long time ago, it’s very solid. Yes that build was still glitchy and had issues, but the fighting was surprisingly strong.

        Also, I see people calling bronys a lot of crude and rude names. Why is this? It is for charity people. Even if people vote for the game only because it has ponies… so what? All that money goes to charity. Your telling me you’d rather have some other game in rather than (randomized number) $10,000 dollars to charity? Cause… if you do, your kinda a terrible person. Also, no one says you have to watch the brony stuff. Just don’t watch it.

        Also, it wasn’t the guys making the games’ idea. It was the EVO organizers. They saw what was available and thought it good enough to be in the running. There is NO WAY they would allow an unfinished game to be played, and they know that this game can be done before this years EVO. So everyone, just calm down. What’ll happen happen.

  • Louis Lam

    Not without MvC2 and Guilty Gear.

  • http://twitter.com/dave_immel Dave Immel


  • Henry Zurawski

    Skullgirls, I’m dropping cash.

  • Devil Jin

    8 games was regular back during the old days of Evo.  Glad to see a bevy of games being regular again.

  • J.D SRK

    the smash links are wrong.
    Brawl link leads to Meele and Meele’s link leads to Brawl.

  • Jsp337

    It is. https://www.wepay.com/donations/evo2013-vf5

  • http://www.facebook.com/briyen Brian Blaine Anthony Tiu

    Can we have live updates on who is winning or is top 3? it would be more exciting everyday and more donations would come

  • http://Neo-Geo.com/ SPINMASTER X

    I like how Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown isn’t listed on this even thoug they have a donation page like the other games.  Not cool.  I realize Sega had a shaky past with EVO during the VF4 days but those days are gone and they need to realize Sega’s actions are a separate entity from the fans.  Stop the childishness and quit treating VF like the red-headed step-child so we can have a tournament of epic proportions.

    • masang_lion

      don’t worry so much about the community impressions. so it probably won’t be at Evo. that’s too bad, but nothing is really lost. VF’s legacy and prestige is beyond
      what any other fighting game will probably ever achieve, with the
      exception to it’s brother/sister game back then, which is of course SF.
      just play the games you enjoy and don’t mind what other people say. most of the FGC is a joke.
      i actually would like to give other games a chance to be at Evo so they can experience it as well.

  • Jsp337

    Pond3r posted a link to all the donations here. http://pastebin.com/2XTsyJsC

  • quan_the_don

    I vote for marvel…again! Do it damn you!

  • NeoMiles

    EqD coming through. You know what that means: Ponies are going to win.

    • Jon Farrar

       Unfortunately.  How in the world is there going to be a large, dedicated, and skilled community around Fighting is Magic by the time EVO arrives, when the game isn’t even done yet?

      • http://www.facebook.com/Nac0n Henrik Nacon Lagerholm

        During a convention a tad time ago, People came from MvC and Street Fighter and managed to make up own combos and fighting styles in one day.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Nac0n Henrik Nacon Lagerholm

        During a convention a tad time ago, People came from MvC and Street Fighter and managed to make up own combos and fighting styles in one day.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bronyhub bronyhub

    Ponies gonna pwn. In all seriousness though, whatever game wins we all win as long as the money is used wisely in fighting cancer. Either way I’m proud of everyone who donates regardless of what game they want to see, these are all great games after all.

    • Noneaya Bidness

      This guy gets it. It doesn’t matter what game gets picked. As long as the money is going towards a good cause, we all win!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

      That’s the spirit! Need more like you commenting here and in the fighting game community as a whole.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    SFxT at evo? Wow just shows they can’t even keep their word.

    • http://twitter.com/mortenvikaer Morten Vikær

      *delete plz*

    • IrregularHunterX

       They have retracted their statement months ago.  They didn’t break anything.

      • Art Salmons

        I called you a moron once, but it’s OK: I retracted it.

        • Pironeko

          That was awfully nice of you. Not sure why you’d call him a moron in the first place though.

          • Zonder88

            Good job on missing the point, smart one.

          • Pironeko

             Oh look, you didn’t get it. What a surprise.

          • Pironeko

             Oh look, you didn’t get it. What a surprise.

        • IrregularHunterX

          I don’t remember that, but I’ll forgive you anyway.

    • http://twitter.com/tvshermansen Thomas Hermansen

      I tried to write something constructive and usefull about you trying to make the EVO staff look untrustworthy, but it’s impossible. You are a whiny bitch, and the fact is that you – of all people in here – should be grateful that they are doing EVO 13, for obvious reasons.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        Lol Ok kid someone seems upset.I should be grateful because?Let me guess you are going to assume and pull something out your ass because of my DP. I like how you can call me a whiny bitch when it was no whinny in my post calm down fanboi.

    • http://rmpaul.com/ Robert Paul

      A fighting game at Evo?  Damn man, I’m pissed.

  • windsagio

    sad they don’t show donation totals on the pages ><

  • Cloak

    I like that donation idea

  • I_made_this_account_to_post_th

    Hahaha, the Blazblue link doesn’t even work. Nice going there

  • Tyler Rippon

    Christ, how is MK9 still on the roster? Do we really want to watch another Perfect Legend sweep?

    Stoked as hell that CVS2 is in the running though. Too bad SRK ruined the entire event by putting MLP up for consideration on the internet.

    • http://twitter.com/MortalKomment MortalKomment

      MK9 is still on the roster because it has better numbers than KOF and Persona combined.

      • Pizzama

        Ignoring SF4 and MvC3, P4A has had the most entries at every major since it’s been released. So, no.

        • http://twitter.com/MortalKomment MortalKomment

          Post numbers, cause I doubt Persona beat out MK9’s 118 entrants at NEC.

          EDIT: Did some checking. Persona actually did have 3 more entrants than MK at Frosty Faustings. I’ll give you that.

          • Pizzama

            154 entrants for P4A at NEC.

          • http://twitter.com/MortalKomment MortalKomment

             Fair enough.  I was wrong about Persona.  Still beating KOF, though.

          • Cat Astrophy

            @twitter-229318861:disqus KoF was too hype last year not to bring back…numbers be damned.

  • Singey

    I want to put some cash into Third Strike, but the link does not work.

    • HombreGranJefe

      Yep, ‘firmed.

  • http://twitter.com/KitCatz1 Catz

    Actually, there is a pretty good one used in Canterlot Gardens and this is pretty old.

  • Emezie Okorafor

    “DOA5(sold better and has 3 times more players)”


    • Marina Ríos

       yeah, try playing DOA online now. It’s dead.

  • BeholdMyPower

    Hopefully Melee makes the cut for the 8th game, though I will cry tears of laughter for days if MLP ends up being an official EVO title. I swear that game isn’t even finished yet?

    • I_made_this_account_to_post_th

       It’s not like Melee would be any better, it’s not even a fighting game

      • http://www.facebook.com/ceasy.srk Ceasy Srk

        You are simple minded. That is all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.sager Matthew David Sager

      It’s still in development, but it’s in a playable state right now, and it currently works quite well.  I THINK (I’m not sure, don’t hold me to this) that it’s about more characters, more features, and things like that now.  Also, final balance things for new characters and stuff (but the core characters are fairly balanced at this point).

      There’s a gameplay video of a slightly outdated build here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1phkbx3hQU

  • http://twitter.com/KitCatz1 Catz

    It pretty much is.

  • daedae22

    Did he seriously just say that? Ok THATS IT!! Now I’m spending the rest of my life devoloping a time machine so I can go back and donkey kick your dad in the nut sack you insensitive prick.

  • Wulfsten

    Wooooo! SFxT 2013 LESS GO!

  • Emezie Okorafor

    The Legend of SFxT continues.

    • Julian GameHead Irwin

      no no no, you got it all wrong. Not enough anti capcom, put some umph into it. LOL ANOTHER DESPERATE ATTEMPT BY CA$HCOM TO FORCE THIS SHITTY GAME DOWN OUR THROATS!

      • Jake Long

        Your use of “CA$HCOM” is not acceptable, as there’s not enough money symbols.  The correct answer is “€A$H¢OM”.

        We also would’ve accepted “CRAPCOM.”

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

          There are not enough money symbols in the world to properly spell Capcom’s name, but you have made the greatest attempt yet.

        • fallen

           So glad I read all the way down to this comment XD

  • Maurice Fleshman

    for anyone wondering this going to the 9th until jan 31st. 

  • hismit



    Made my donation out for DOA5 and will make more for DOA5 soon. 

  • Jonathan Tambalo

    i’m so torn…guilty gear…3rd strike…cvs2…blazblue…….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

      Follow your heart and you will know. That or randomly click and see what you get(after you donate if that maeks it easier). Turst your vote. Even if you can’t go to Evo ask yourself “which game would I really go out to see the most if it got in?” Good luck and happy voting.

  • Emile Peralta

    Well there was a build in Canterlot Gardens.
    And we will all be in our basement? You mean like MMO players, sci-fi fans, otakus, comic book readers, collectors, trading cards, players D&D players, and pretty much gamers?

    Yeah last time I check the basement stereotype applies to nerds in general.

    • Ponies_PoniesEverywhere

      Last time I checked, my cloud house didn’t have a basement. Hold on while I go check again.

      • Skinja

         Just leave. Please.

    • Louis Lam

      They’ve shown a few builds at MLP cons here and there but it’s not ready for a public demo yet, and there’s no telling when it will. Even the less unpolished Canterlot build (as well as every other build ever streamed) isn’t out yet.

      Didn’t mean to throw you guys under the “basement” stereotype though, the point I was trying to make is that there’ll be a lot of MLP fans on the internet donating for a game with minuscule tournament attendance in place of a legit game with scenes that actually have tournaments and money to worry about.

      As a huge MvC2, GG, SSBM, and 3S fan that’s extremely frustrating  I’m sure BB, DoA, Skullgirls, VF, CvS2, and ST players all feel the same way.

      • caseybarrett16

        well one thing i’d like to point out is they don’t plan to release a public demo at all… the first build will come out. the unfinished demo out now was a leak so its not like they couldn’t have a demo they have purposefully not made one or planned to.

  • James Reilly

    Sweet~ Quality Games like Persona and KoF made the lineup

    Im predicting that its gonna be either of these two games

    Melee- Has a sizable Casual Player Community 

    MLP Fighter- Becuz Bronies, not gonna be surprised if there are fans out there who don’t play fighters who would shell out Hundreds to get this Game some publicity 

    • James Reilly

      Actually….Scratch that MLP Fighter gonna take it…


      Don’t underestimate Bronies when they get a whiff a publicity

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

      Loads of bronies play fighters.

      I am also happy for Persona and KOF.

  • Chaan Niccaples Thomas

    Don’t care what anyone says. I’m glad to see SFxT again. The game deserves another chance. It got some huge updates to fix some major problems, and seeing how Capcom fighters have traditionally dominated EVO I’d like to see what the new SFxT landscape looks like.

  • James Reilly
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4FBVADMEVWJSDPZ32GXNCV6QKE Aaron

    Guess I’m dropping money for Skullgirls. I’ll laugh my *** off if MLP gets in there. That would be great as well. I honestly wish they had left SFxT off and had 2 open slots. 

    • James Reilly

      Apparently there is this image leaking around the internet with 500k Donation for MLP. If there was a small possibility that was legit then kneel down before that insane fanbase

      • Louis Lam

        It’s obviously fake.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

        I’d happily donate that ro the game if I could or Darkstalkers. Loads of fake stuff in the internet like that, but could be legit.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

      Damn right. MLP, SkullGirls, GG? Who cares what we’re voting for because if it was not for the disgusting bias and saturation that Capcom has placed any of those games could have made it in and all deserve way more than SFxTK. I may been a littl annoyed by UMVC3 and SF4, but those I can forgive and make sense. However SFxTK should really be dropped from the community enturely just  because fuck €A$H¢OM and their greed.

  • Zonder88

    Maybe I’d be more inclined to donate if I could actually see the fucking total for every game updated in real time. You know? Just a suggestion.

    • Jake Long

      If you were a Guilty Gear fan and you saw that it had $200 donated already, but Smash had $7800 and MLP had $10,000, would you really be more motivated to donate?

      *Note: I pulled those numbers out of my ass.  I have no idea what anything’s at right now.

      • Louis Lam

        Games with little or no scene won’t be motivated to donate (GG is not one of them) but games with larger scenes will feel obligated to donate more especially near contest closing when the numbers get really close.

      • Zonder88

        Thats the point. Most people dont want to donate for a lost cause. They donate because they want to see their favorite games at Evo.

        Not to be a jerk but breast cancer donation is nice and all, but thats really not our problem, nor is it our motive to donate in the first place.

        • Emezie Okorafor

          It should be, and it should be.

          • http://www.facebook.com/ceasy.srk Ceasy Srk

            Why should it be though? Especially the motive part, if people want to donate even if its just to see melee or mlp, why on earth would their motives matter? especially considering that many of them would never spend a dime on a cancer charity otherwise. Knock it off.

          • HombreGranJefe

             If everything were wonderful in the world, you’d be right.  The fact is, it’s a mechanism to prevent poll rigging.  It just happens to be a well thought out, very worthy mechanism for that.  Even moreso considering the amount of flak the FGC got last year for being a bunch of women-hating fucks.

  • pandemlc

    Why not just replace MK with Injustice, that’s where everyone will be going anyways after it’s release?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

      Thats what I’ve been saying. Makes the most sense seeing as MK has declining numbers, Injuctice is a newer game and was developed with tourneys in mind so why not replace MK with Injustice? Because Evo logic apparently, which should still point that out but I guess not.

  • Jake Long

    I think it’s going to be a three-way race between Melee (because the Smash community is united), MLP (because Bronies will support Ponies everywhere), and whichever game the rest of the FGC rallies around to keep either of those out (Divekick?).

  • Jake Long

    And I’m not sure that we’ll see Sony/Capcom/Warner Bros. getting into the bidding war.  I don’t think any company would donate money in a situation like this if there’s any chance their game WON’T lead to getting featured.

  • ReoAyanami


  • gal apin

    Who added “MLP: Fighting is Magic” to the list? The contest is over with bronies on it.

  • Yuki Han

    2012 wasn’t a scam guys. IT’S REALLY HAPPENING. The fact that games like MLP, Smash, Battle Royale, and Divekick are even able to compete against games like Guilty Gear, Blazblue, and CVS2 is proof. The fact that MK9 and SFXT are already confirmed for EVO over games like GG, BB, and CVS2 is more proof. EVO is selling out to the troglodyte casuals. It’s pointless to resist, they outnumber us. I’ve seen this happen time and time again.

    Zonder88Collapse: Maybe I’d be more inclined to donate if I could actually see the fucking total for every game updated in real time. You know? Just a suggestion.
    Trust me, you wouldn’t.  That’s why they don’t show you. If that information was available then you would see how far behind your favorite game is and realize how pointless it would be. They are purposely withholding that information so that you think your game has a chance. It’s a common business tactic. Even though it’s for breast cancer, they aren’t doing it JUST for that cause. It’s more about getting positive publicity, not the cause itself.

  • Makr0ss

    Like someone said on the stream last night: If it’s for breast cancer, it should be Skullgirls or DOA5.

    • Chaan Niccaples Thomas

      EVO only costumes where everyone has pink titties. 

      … make it happen.

  • John Doe

    I already said it on the last post, and I’ll say it again: The way to vote for the 8th game is absolutely unfair. You aren’t measuring how many people in the community want a game, you are measuring how much money do they have to spare. Yeah, that’s much more fair.

    • Jake Long

      If you do it via SRK vote, you give someone who’s definitely going to be at EVO just as much choice as someone who’s not going.

      If you do it via Facebook poll, you the threat of someone creating a bunch of spam accounts to game the vote.

      If you do it via survey of people who are going for the other seven games, you’re excluding everyone who would come exclusively to support their title.

      If you do it via survey of people who MIGHT go, you’re opening it up to the same issues that you see in the SRK/Facebook polls.

      Every way you can do it is broken.  It just so happens that THIS broken way of doing it has the nice side benefit of supporting cancer research.

      • John Doe

        And why exactly would it be bad to count the NUMBER of donations, instead of amount of them? This is a terrible way to vote because anyone can literally buy their game into EVO, which was, if I’m not mistaken, something MrWizard was always against. Not to mention that fans can just throw their money at a game and then never show up.

        • Travis Boswell

          Counting the number of donations would be just as broken. It would just be people donating 25 cents over and over to get higher numbers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BXGVB256WTIJULNRYBVLK277FI Austin

    Uhh… 8 games? Will there be enough time? It almost seems like they’re not taking all the game seriously, what with the inclusion of Dive Kick (as entertaining as it is) and MLP (alpha build, really?)

    It’s kinda shocking to see that DoA 5 isn’t part of the main line-up. I haven’t really kept up with it, but I enjoy watching it, and I thought it was a pretty successful game. Not sure if they nerfed Ayane to responsibility yet… but still.. pretty big title to leave out.

    Evo is something I always thought was taken pretty seriously. I couldn’t imagine having an alpha build of a pony fighting game or a parody game taking precedence over titles like BlazBlue, Dead or Alive, Virtua Fighter or Injustice.

    I mean, having an Evo title is a pretty big deal. But who gives a fuck if someone is champion of MLP alpha build or Divekick?

    • Jake Long

      They’re running three of the eight finals on Friday and Saturday.  I would imagine that whichever game that wins would be one of the three that finish early.

  • heatEXTEND

    Please remove GG from the list so we don’t have to get disappointed when it doesn’t make it. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TGIDZZVL24YPLDA54UUDQBBABY RisingStar

       Support your game. It’ll never be back at EVO with that “Give Up” Mentality.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

        Good statement. I am voting for what I truly want in despite the fact that I know how strong the €A$H¢OM bias is. I won’t give up and neither should the rest of you.

  • http://twitter.com/tvshermansen Thomas Hermansen

    This Breast Cancer donation, is one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in the FGC. Kudos to EVO staff!

  • ReoAyanami

    I hope MLP or Smash wins so that the “FGC” can finally understand how small they really are and get rid of the elitist, entitled and hating attitudes. More love would go a long way, the MLP way, poetically.

    • Kevin Wark

       butthurt much?

      • Rugar Pastrana

         Hey Kevin, can you smell that butthurt? It’s delicious

        • ReoAyanami

          Not as delicious as humble pie. 😉

    • http://www.facebook.com/thom.strandberg Thom Strandberg

      Wow, that’s pretty judgmental. I assume you don’t watch many streams. Top players don’t need to act elitist and for the most part aren’t haters. I don’t even know where entitled is coming from. Entitled to play a game that is actually designed to be competetive unlike SSBB? Entitled to play a finished game unlike MLP:FiM?

      Also SSBM has a pretty big FGC scene already, it’s just not as big as other games. As for MLP, Mane6 will probably get it done in time for EVO but there probably won’t be much time for practice. In a big event you want to see people’s practice and determination pay off- not day 1 derpiness. Keep in mind that with the other EVO games you can go to major tournaments to win seeding points. Will this even be possible with MLP?

      For a joke game I’d rather see Divekick. It’s not finished either but is in a fully functional state and is so rooted in FG fundamentals that it gets really hype in the hands of top players even without much practice. I know this because it has already been at a major tournament.

      MLP will win this, I just hope it gets a fair release window.

      Also it’s cool to see P4A in there. Anime games don’t get much love either.

    • Jebril

      Coming from the Smash community I can tell you the FGC would swallow the Smash community ten times over.

      • ReoAyanami

        Other than SSF4 and UMvC3, is Smash really smaller than all the other game scenes?

        • Jebril

          If we’re talking about competitive scenes, the Smash scene is a lot smaller and less organized than the FGC. If we’re talking casually than yes Smash is bigger.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ultimatenoir José Amado Almonte Portorreal

    GGXXAC+R, Melee, MBAACC, Divekick Skullgirls and (maybe) BlazBlue… damnit, it’s difficult to choose! At least for me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WV4VCJ2UTS43PU4IZO4GQZEV7M wuy

    Is anyone else kind of outrage that the money is going for Breast Cancer research? Prostate Cancer gets a tiny fraction of the funding while killing almost as many people:


    Can I suggest that the next time someone does something similar they should consider donating to a Prostate Cancer foundation instead?:


    • http://twitter.com/tvshermansen Thomas Hermansen


    • Jake Long

      No outrage, but that’s a great idea.  There are just way too many things that can kill us.

    • Travis Boswell

      Given the reputation of the FGC, that would lead to several “they donated to prostate cancer instead of breast cancer because they hate women” articles.

      Not that I agree with that stance, but I can easily see that happening.

      • HombreGranJefe

         Shit, I just made this comment upthread without seeing yours.  Have an upvote.

  • http://www.arcade-extreme.com/ Leonardo “Vernon2X” Gabiati

    Just donated for ST/2X.

  • gigantor21


  • Smashbro29

    So the pony game got considered but no Project:M? Bah!

  • http://fightinggamesonline.info/ thec0re3@Fighting Games Online

    Yes! KOF XIII is back. For a minute there I almost thought I’d be typing about KOF fading into obscurity once again but Mr. Wizard has quelled my fan boy flame. P4A in there too!!  Anime(the original 2d) made it!  Here is hoping KOFXIII consecutively becomes the hypest game at EVO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1034353092 Johny Deep

    so you have to pay in order to vote ?  whtttt  :((

  • 원석 전

    I won’t be surprised if Fighting is Magic wins. Pony fans are most dedicated fans, you know.

  • $21192153

    I am hyped to figure out what the last game will be.

  • Guest

    No one in America plays Darkstalkers. At least until this March.

  • Trevor Clarke

    Playstation all stars lets do it!

  • godfist314

    It can still be a side game at the least. It is in the list of games that got 500 votes, so it could be the 8th main game, but I doubt it. 

  • godfist314

    It’s surprising to me that Super Turbo got 500 votes and Marvel 2 didn’t. MvC2 was wayyy more popular at Evo pre-2009, but I guess the scene burnt itself out? 

  • Ultimator

    I’d like to see Melee there. A pity Project M wasn’t considered as a game though, I would be interested to see what characters dominate in a big tournament.

  • http://blog.oneframelink.com/ casperOne

    “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.”

    If this is true, then having NCR and SCR both be seeds doesn’t make sense.  You’ve clustered two seeds very close geographically.

    While UFGT and CEO are close-ish to the Northeast, you’ve now made it *exactly* an issue of which player wants to fly around the country to *any* event in order to get a seed at Evo.

    Why an event such as ECT (in NJ, disclaimer: I have close associations with John and Joe as a sponsor for the past three years) or Winter Brawl (Philly, PA) wasn’t included makes no sense.  They are both *much* easier to get to than either Chicago or Miami for most of the Northeast.

    Also, why wasn’t Final Round, where Larry was *just given* an award for running Final Round for over fifteen years at Evo 2012, included?  Atlanta is about the same distance as Chicago from most of the Northeast, and much more established.

    This isn’t a comment about the quality of the tournaments, a question of whether or not one tournament is better than another, or to decry any of the tournaments that were selected.  They’re all fine tournaments, but the statement that they wanted to eliminate the need to fly around the country to earn a seed doesn’t add up given the geographical locations of the tournaments that *were* selected.

    Here’s a map to put things into perspective:


    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TGIDZZVL24YPLDA54UUDQBBABY RisingStar

       I agree, it was odd that Final Round or ECT isn’t a Road to EVO Event.

    • EricForman

      ECT and Big E’s events had MORE entrants last year than both NCR and SCR. ECT 4 had 400+ Street Fighter 4 players.

      One of the reasons they didn’t pick ECT and Big E’s event is because those events have UNCENSORED and GENUINE COMMENTARY.

      Evo is trying to become politically correct ( while running a game like MK9 which got banned in Australia lol ) to attract more sponsors, so they don’t want to be associated with East Coast events that have retained the laid back, honest, uncensored atmosphere of the arcade culture. A culture that promotes BOTH rivalry and friendship, which is something Iplaywinner and Haunts have promoted for years as well.

      Never change LI JOE!! You’re a genuinely good person, not a criminal, There’s nothing ILLEGAL with trying to get sponsorship from Brazzers. We all know you would have given all that money back in prize bonus to the players. Masturbation is a BIOLOGICAL function done by 95% of males. This fact is taught in school, masturbation is not morally wrong, and porn is legal despite what the E-SPORTS MORALITY POLICE would claim.

      And Big E has been doing charity drives at his events for YEARS before Evo had the scholarship idea. His 3 events a year have each grown bigger and bigger, even Alex Valle was saying how East Coast get more events than West Coast, because the players show up more often. And they show up often cuz Big E is a man with a big heart that runs awesome events.

      In a FAIR world, CEO, Keits’ event, NCR and SCR would all have Evo seeding points, and ECT + Winter Brawl would get the 5th and 6th evo seed.

      But Evo is trying to become e-sports by snobbing QUALITY east coast events run by GENUINELY GOOD PEOPLE in the name of political correctness.

      • http://twitter.com/TBM24x Chris B

        Just an FYI, had you paid attention/or even listened to Mr Wizard. FR and Big E related events opted to not be part of the Road to Evo themselves. They are doing their own thing which is perfectly fine and respectable. Hop off your soapbox. 

        • EricForman

          Mr. Wizard said on the WSRK podcast that Final Round had other plans, which is obvious that Final Round will team up with Ign Pro League. 

          Which is exactly why  I DID NOT mention Final Round at all in my post, so why bother bringing that up? Learn to read fool.

          Mr. Wizard did not say anything about Winter Brawl teaming up with IPL, not on WSRK, not on any posts on SRK forum, and not on twitter. So you should check your facts instead of making shit up.

          Again, both ECT and Big E events draw more entrants than NCR and SCR, and both ECT and Big E events are run by genuinely good people. Those 2 East Coast events deserve an Evo Seeding spot.

      • http://twitter.com/TBM24x Chris B

        Just an FYI, had you paid attention/or even listened to Mr Wizard. FR and Big E related events opted to not be part of the Road to Evo themselves. They are doing their own thing which is perfectly fine and respectable. Hop off your soapbox. 

  • Jeremy Credo

    Well, honestly, if there is an actual playable build for MLP available before the tourney…enough so that people have actual time to get practice in, then I think it stands fair to let it be in. It is one of the fan favorites and while I can see the brony community exploding over this and getting it in, even though they themselves may not play fg, it just goes to show that the support for the title extends to more than just the fighting game, but the community as a whole. 

    Furthermore, it would be nice, having the final game of Evo be one that is up for charity. Looking at it, not as a member of the fg community, but as just a person, if the community is so driven that they want to see their game up at one of the world’s largest tournaments, so be it. All the better, because so many people are willing to donate to a cause such as the cancer research foundation in order to make this happen. 

    I know it seems kinda shallow that if you donate towards this, then we will reward you by putting your game up, but that’s just how the world works. If the money can be put towards a good cause, I don’t think it matters too much which game makes it to the finals, but either way, I’m hoping for a very entertaining show…and several fun matches, when I make it out there for Evo this year. 

    Competing in P4A for sure. Not sure on anything else, depends on what gets voted. If MLP makes it, I’ll give it a go. Sure, why not. I can’t hate on a game just because it’s pony related. That’s a bit on the immature side of things, in my opinion. 

    Also, if MLP is actually a serious addition to this list (which I’m assuming it is, since donations are being taken for it), I do believe that it is going to take the win. Not because it would be amusing to see at a stage such as Evo, but because the MLP community is so large. Each of the other games, Brawl, Guilty, Melty, CvS; they all have their own communities where the players are the ones most looking forward to the game. However, bring in something as big as MLP and it goes beyond gamers. It goes to the general audience, the people willing to watch a fighting game tournament even though they hate games. Those that can’t play competitively but would love to see what it looks like, in the medium that they like, the reach of this MLP vote is a bit too big and perhaps a bit unfair, in my opinion. I just hope that Mane6 can get a solid build out in time.

    See you all in Vegas!

  • CDiggity

    While I am all for MLP winning for the ensuing flame war (because I love watching a train wreck) there remains one BIG problem, and that is at it’s core, it is an unlicensed fan game. I am willing to bet dollars to donuts that if MLP were to win, between February and EVO, Hasbro will come out and try and pull the plug on Mane6 because of all the press it is getting, since they usually only seem to move once a fan project has garnered enough publicity and they aren’t getting any money out of it. So what then?

    Also, I think money as voting power (especially since there is no donation limit) is a terrible idea because it puts the weight towards the few rather than the majority, even if it is for a good cause. In theory, one person could donate one million dollars towards game of his choice, and it will likely win.

  • http://spineshark.wordpress.com/ spineshark

    lol. Did all the Melty players become investment bankers when I wasn’t looking?

  • Marc Xiong

    more money involved… ok…

  • AJ / Mixah
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XABDZOMRW3Y5Y3Q7IJJKT6YHT4 Marky

    ITT I struggle to understand the acceptance of Bronies (aka virgin pedos in training) in the FGC, when the last thing the FGC needs is to be associated with a bunch of unwashed, smelly, friendless 20-30 somethings… oh wait.

    ITT I struggle to understand the inclusion of MK9 for 3 years in a row.  This is a game that determines the winners of trades by what round it’s on.  Is it because it’s one of the only American-created offering?  Or cash infusions?  Or is it just the community because if that’s the case why isn’t Smash Bros up there because they’re like way more dedicated and obsessed?

    ITT I struggle to understand the inclusion of SFxTekken when it was the literally the worst most pathetic event at last years EVO, a complete and utter joke that shit on the faces of everyone who supported games that didn’t make it.

    • http://twitter.com/MortalKomment MortalKomment

      1) The P1 advantage only effects a small margin of moves in the game.  It’s not game-breaking.

      2) MK9 has far more entrants than any Smash tourney.

      • RazingPhoenix

         Even APEX?

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Looking forward to that Bala v. Mad KoF rematch. 

    • XaviIniesta

       ….. in My Little Pony!

  • http://twitter.com/mr_mortified SRKTT | mr.mortified

    Nope, because smash players are all in high school and have no money

    • Deus

      Meanwhile, in the FGC in general, school students everywhere.

    • Cat Astrophy

      They WERE in high school when the game came out.

      • Louis Lam

        Smash players are still really poor.

        • http://www.facebook.com/LuisMRosias Luis Rosias

          We used to be really poor. A lot of us have jobs now and can travel and go to tourneys. I think most smashers rn are in college or just graduated. 

        • Jebril

          Mew2King isn’t broke after Apex, nigga won over 10K at Apex this year I believe.

    • xespool

      Sure… lol

    • xespool

      Sure… lol

    • Jacope Jesfen

       Implying there is school in the summer.

      • https://twitter.com/bocgeogaddi ricardo quaresma

         there is if youre out of high school

        • Jacope Jesfen

          Then the same can apply to any community, you dunce.

  • Chris Turnage

    It’s officially going to happen. Ponies are going to cure cancer.

    • Johnson Nguyen

       I was originally going to vote for Melee… but I want to see this happen.

      …But playing an incomplete game for a tournament is very unprofessional.

  • RazingPhoenix

    Looks like Mane6 is going to have to write more than 1 line of code a day so that their game will be ready for EVO.


    2 west coast
    1 midwest
    1 East coast/south

    seems unbias

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Grandmastersexyhd RomanceHD

    . . . .So, what did I miss? (Kappa)

  • http://www.facebook.com/eduardoemmanuel.moramena Eduardo Emmanuel Mora Mena

    $100.00 for CVS2

  • http://www.facebook.com/eduardoemmanuel.moramena Eduardo Emmanuel Mora Mena

    100.00 for CVS2!

  • Nullspace

    Well obviously, which is part of the reason WHY I’ll be salty.

  • kaede_rukawa

    A lot of worthless games in that list,lol

  • Oniros

     I’m really exited as well. Now to vote for Guilty Gear to make its return!

  • MasterScrub

    I think it’s a wonderful idea to have an unfinished fan game as the 8th evo game. /sarcasm

    Seriously, why is MLP even an option? What the hell are they gonna do if Hasbro slaps a cease and desist order on this game a week before Evo? Divekick may be an unfinished game but at least that doesn’t have the looming possibility of being shut down at any second due to legal issues.

  • Darkflare

    I would have swapped SFxT and MK9 for another one of those games, but I guess those games are still relevant. I would have also swapped UMvC3 as well, but I already know that game will always be on lineups because it’s lol marvel.

    Also, I don’t think the bronies realize that they’re making their game look bad if they donate for it since they’re just going to show another unfinishied buggy mess and it’ll make the developers look incompetent.

    That and how many of the bronies are actually going to be there?

    • Jeremy Credo

      you’d be surprised how many closet bronies are out there compared to those openly out there 


  • A_Groove

    No matter what game gets the most donations they should just roll cancel that shit and put in CvS2.

    • RazingPhoenix

       This the gamecube/XBOX versions. No roll cancel.

  • Marc Xiong

    oh… money involved now… ok?

  • Jesse Gan

    Can I get a MF amen

  • Cameron Garcia

    Great intentions by EVO, but probably a little more thought on it would have been better.

  • Rizhall

    I think instead of splitting Melee and Brawl to two links, have one Smash link, and let the Smash community decide which to use if they win. Assuming they are all under one community. Are they?
    I personally hope 3s makes it, but that probably won’t happen

    • Louis Lam

      Melee and Brawl are VERY different communities. Brawl players didn’t even give or do shit, almost all the votes for Brawl on the poll were from Melee players helping their Brawl friends out.

      • GCBill

        Many Brawl players I’ve heard from have a lot of respect for Melee, and so likely voted for both. Melee players tend to be less fond of Brawl, however. I’m willing to bet a higher % of Brawl players voted for Melee than Melee players for Brawl, but this is just conjecture.

  • EA575

    On the stream?

    • Riot

       No, on an imageboard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luis-Lopez/100001971987040 Luis Lopez

    But but but MK9 was supposed to be dead after evo2011???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luis-Lopez/100001971987040 Luis Lopez


  • thegoldencat

    Would a running results table be out of the question? I’m sure that would bring in more donations.

  • Kevin Geoffroy

    tekken 6 was bad because our scene only knew how to use bob. Hopefully this year we will see a much more diverse roster, in part b/c of the tag system at least.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Fuzie/100000957752760 David Fuzie

    I don’t care what game gets in: donating to breast cancer is important.  Hell I’ll donate $5 to each game just to support a good cause because boobies are GDLK.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-McKinnis/1593677188 Jacob McKinnis

    “OH WAHHH the game’s not even finished yet!”

    niether was Vanilla Marvel 3

    • OrehRatiug

      That’s a completely idiotic comparison. I’m sure it was half joke, but still completely idiotic.

  • Lupus Albus

    Mane 6 announced at year’s end that they would NOT be preparing any more builds specifically for tournaments because making the game presentable at a given state of development sidetracks from actually implementing new features. Unless the plan is to use the very, very incomplete Canterlot Gardens build (and deal with RD having tons of missing animations and a stage with no music, as well as Fluttershy being totally absent), I hope there’s been some communication about this beforehand.

  • $1543685

    MLP will be the game that gets the highest donations, lowest entrants in history for the actual tourny, and the highest views in history during stream play.

    This is going to be the most awful thing that could happen to us, and yet the most hilarious for stream monsters to see happen.

    • Ryoku Sonic

      Heheh…if evo doesn’t do something closet bronies are gonna ruin EVO’s 8th game right from their little homes. I wish PSASBR could replace the winner but that ain’t happening…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OPJMBHFFERQBOG26JGRZSHK4KM .

    i can’t believe this shit game is even up for consideration. we all know this game will NOT take off, so what’s the point of giving it official exposure? GTFO. My Little Pony? what a joke. might as well have Stick Figure Fighter there as well. c’mon this is EVO, not a chuck-e-cheese gathering somewhere in the middle of bumblefuck where troll games receive attention.

    • caseybarrett16

      To be fair if what you are saying is what you stand by that it should be about the game, Then why does the background of the game matter? It should be about how solid and competitive the fighter is. Also you can’t be sure a game wont become popular before its even released… you ask me 2 years ago if my little pony in general would be popular on the internet i would have said hell no. But hey maybe I’m crazy for not judging a game i haven’t played yet and isn’t finished.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

      Good good. Let the butthurt flow through you.

  • MEA CBxOmni

    no texas location :( ? insomnia? ufo? 

  • coldbrand

    What the fuck? No Skullgirls or Marvel? A party game over them, really? 

  • FluffyM

    dafuq are these payment options

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BY3YF6YHNNUPTXFVVE727TTY2Y Amr

    Tekken Tag 2, oh yes

  • http://www.facebook.com/manuelfranco.martinezmauricio Manuel Franco Martinez Maurici

    You guys are acting as the eighth game determines the EVO turnout for spectators. There are already 7 great games. If MLP wins, either way, it’s for a good cause. Whatever wins, yay.

  • Trololo

    To the people saying “But Fighting is Magic isn’t even done yet!” and “But Mane6 said they weren’t going to cons until it’s complete!”
    1: There’s still like, 7 months until EVO. I’m fairly certain they can finish by then. Besides, the game was at EVO last year.
    2: This isn’t a con. This is the biggest fighting game tournament in the world.

  • Nathaniel Montes

    October isn’t for another 9+ months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1100794352 Derek Hunter

    Guys, please. Don’t put MLP up on there.
    Bronies will donate for a game that will most probably result in recurring pros from opting out. Plus, it’s still unfinished.
    We, on the behalf of pretty much everyone, beg for you to remove MLP.
    The voters aren’t even voting for a real reason. They just want ponies everywhere.
    They don’t truly want their game to win. They just want to give it publicity it doesn’t deserve.

  • Cat Astrophy

    lol Blazblue CP. That would be illegal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cat-Astrophy/100000838113704 Chad Troxel

    We’ll see plenty of divekicking as it is in Marvel and SF4

  • Cat Astrophy

    TTT2 tier list isn’t nearly as broken as 6 so it hopefully won’t be a mirror match fest.

  • Cat Astrophy

    This contest brought to you by Nintendo

  • Cat Astrophy

    I see you’re already rockin the pink shirt support.

  • http://twitter.com/124f431 Rafael

    Soul Calibur V had more votes than Mortal Kombat 9, Street Fighter X Tekken and Persona 4 Arena in facebook, also had more international players in EVO 2012…. so unfair!!!

  • Alvaro Garza

    EVO 2013: Fat guys divekicking, chinese kids divekicking, mutants divekicking, entire games about divekicking, and now, horses divekicking! Get hype. 

    • https://twitter.com/BurstZX Devin Isom

       Quote this on the EVO advert vid plz.

  • Eric Nguyen

    … What if MLP:Fighting is Magic gets C&D’d?

  • Purplespark631

    People, I know you like MLP, but seriously? The game isn’t finished yet! There’s not even a planned release. PLEASE don’t ruin EVO by making people play an alpha build or a shitty demo.

    I’d rather see a complete game than an incomplete game. and why do bronies have to butt into EVERYTHING they’re nominated for? I mean, I’m a brony myself, but this is just ridiculous.

    • 원석 전

      While I honestly agree, EVO organizers must have thought this over when they nominated this with working donation page? I hope that is the case.. 

      It’s not like they can say – ‘Sorry guys, game’s not ready for EVO yet. Now everybody who voted for Fighting is Magic, get your donation back.’

    • 원석 전

      All right, mane 6 says they’re going to run for it. One problem solved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luis-Lopez/100001971987040 Luis Lopez


  • Lawrence Ohh

    The most LOGICAL choice would be either

    DOA 5
    GGXX +R

    And even AMONG those, DOA5 makes sense the most since P4A is already on it. (So one game for ArcSys made the cut.) SC5 is meaningless when we already have TTT2 from Namco. And putting in Virtua 5 is also meaningless since Fuudo will win it again. The rest of the games are too much of an old generation games to be added IMO. (And some games like Divekick is not even a fighting game to be taken seriously at all.)

    BUT… since this is based on donations… who knows. 

    • http://twitter.com/124f431 Rafael

      SCV isn’t TTT2, then SFxT is meaningless ‘coz SFIV is there, SCV had more votes in facebook than DOA5 so SCV is the most logical choice.

  • oorzxx

    Don’t care about the lineup with the exception of AE2012. My only request is that the staff could at the very least INSTALL THE GAME INTO THE HARD DRIVE!!! this game in particular runs like shit on ps3 especially for SFxT; not to mention running straight from the CD.

  • KubikiriTurkojin

    what about kof xiii?

  • Dcm le Fro

    I love how most of you ass hats are upset that MLP may make it in. I was hoping for DOA 5 but if MLP makes it, I’ll be just as happy. Hell, I think I’ll even donate to it just to rub the salt in the wound. Game’s being made by an independent team who started from scratch and has so far made what has the potential to be a full on fighter. Stop bitching already. The top 7 games that are already there should keep you happy. Even though bullshit x tekken and mk9 are still there(when they shouldnt imo but whatevs)

  • Tokido

    I want CvS2 to win but Melee is obviously going to win because Smash kids have the biggest fan base.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yeoman.darr Yeoman Darr

    cool idea

  • Los Illuminados

    here’s some music while u read my comment.  Enjoy….

    heh…as i said before i knew KOF XIII would be 1 of EVO’s 2k13 official fighting games line up. i had no  doubts about it, along with many KOF players/fans/supporters as well. as it should, as it has earn the right to be there. i c a great future for KOF in EVO for years to come. the KOF community Thanks you Mr. Wizard and all of EVO’s staff. i am starting to c  EVO series in a different light now. for now that is. i hope it continues that way.  great idea for the 8th fighting game. as for the 8th game? for me it matters not, as no fighting game in the list  is to my liking, but i think it is time for another SNKP fighting game to make it to EVO series as well. hopefully in the future another  1 can be added.  Viva KOF/SNKP!~!!!
    Some of these comments left behind are as always amusing to me. the fools.

  • https://twitter.com/BurstZX Devin Isom

     3 times 0 is still 0

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SF7M5NA75OAYFJDT3ZNXGYKB24 Oliver

    You guys need to disqualify smash and brawl. If they do not win they wnat to pull back all the money.


    This should not be tolerated. 

    • MajorMoses

       Really?  And how will they go about doing that?  Sounds like it was just a few paranoid extremists who suggested the idea and I don’t see a collective paypal link in the first post.

    • RazingPhoenix

       You can’t pull back before you donate. They wanted to make a fund, and if they thought they could win, they’d send it to the EVO crew, and if not use it for their own events. It’s called using momentum. Nothing wrong with what they want to do.

  • gosho petkov

    Ofcourse we have to vote with our money. I swear…if Blazblue doesn’t get in!!!

  • http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=thespectrum.net&se=Search P. C.

    Dang it guys. I like MLP too but those other games are way more qualified to be featured in EVO. Game’s not even done yet. Don’t do this. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XABDZOMRW3Y5Y3Q7IJJKT6YHT4 Marky

       Oh, they’re doing it.  People in the FGC want more recognition and hype?  Well now they can be recognized as a bunch of grown ass men fawning over a fucking children’s show.  You know, because it’s ironic and cool.  Right?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XABDZOMRW3Y5Y3Q7IJJKT6YHT4 Marky

       Oh, they’re doing it.  People in the FGC want more recognition and hype?  Well now they can be recognized as a bunch of grown ass men fawning over a fucking children’s show.  You know, because it’s ironic and cool.  Right?

  • http://twitter.com/favila88 Felipe Avila

    Persona is the main list and GG and BB not?  WTF!!!

  • http://twitter.com/favila88 Felipe Avila

    Persona is the main list and GG and BB not?  WTF!!!

  • Skudd Stevens

    Whoa whoa whoa whoa hold the phone. Why is Chaos Code not on this list? Considering Divekick (not really a game at all) and Fighting Is Magic (not nearly complete enough to be played competitively) are on the list, this is just plain offensive.

    That aside, if Capcom vs SNK 2 isn’t voted in I’m going to be sorely disappointed.

  • Skudd Stevens

    Whoa whoa whoa whoa hold the phone. Why is Chaos Code not on this list? Considering Divekick (not really a game at all) and Fighting Is Magic (not nearly complete enough to be played competitively) are on the list, this is just plain offensive.

    That aside, if Capcom vs SNK 2 isn’t voted in I’m going to be sorely disappointed.

  • makak777

     Yo brony there. You cant rly be mad at bronies guyz (or any1 else imho) Evo team is simply “using” fighting is magic knowing exactly how it will end 😛 They do that to collect more money for charity and increase awarness of whole event and fighting community. Because lets face if FiM wins then few sites that dont rly care about fighting games will write article about it 😛
    You cant be mad at bronies for reacting as they always do 😛 If you dont care about whole charity thing then you can only be mad at evo team for making that tradeof 😛

  • makak777

     Yo brony there. You cant rly be mad at bronies guyz (or any1 else imho) Evo team is simply “using” fighting is magic knowing exactly how it will end 😛 They do that to collect more money for charity and increase awarness of whole event and fighting community. Because lets face if FiM wins then few sites that dont rly care about fighting games will write article about it 😛
    You cant be mad at bronies for reacting as they always do 😛 If you dont care about whole charity thing then you can only be mad at evo team for making that tradeof 😛

  • http://www.facebook.com/MetalMaestro1994 Tom T-Bone Paul

    what is this? No Killer Instinct on SNES?!

  • http://www.animetoshokan.org/ MikuruX

    *sigh* No Arcana Heart as an 8th game selection. I guess the only thing I’ll be watching is Persona then.

    • $1543685


    • Johnson Nguyen

      You could always just watch Skullgirls, Blazblue, Marvel, or KoF.

      /just trolling.

  • Twilight Sparkle’s Boyfriend

    100 dollars on MLP! Get this game out there so that Hasbro can licenses it(long shot I know) so that they move it to a video game console. I hate gaming on my my computer, the keyboard is just awful for fighting games. The ponies are so cute and their fighting moves are awesome, kudos to the Mane6.

  • Twilight Sparkle’s Boyfriend

    EYE candy = MLP: Fighting is Magic. Its on the same epicness as Brawl or Melee when I first saw them released I geeked out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ceasy.srk Ceasy Srk


  • http://www.facebook.com/ceasy.srk Ceasy Srk


  • MikelAL93

    I’m glad P4U/P4A and KOF XIII are there this year.

    Persona and KOF, here I come!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ceasy.srk Ceasy Srk


  • OldManCaboose

    I think the only people who should be allowed to donate are the ones who actually intend on playing the games or at the very least watch the even. I have been thumbing through some of the major forums related to some of these games and I see a whole lot of “I have no plans on watching EVO or going to Vegas….but I get to fight cancer with my donation because it is a good cause, yay!”, which would be great for an ordinary donation drive, but there is more to this “vote” than that. This system runs the risk of a winning game with extremely high donations, but resulting in underwhelming turnout as well as endless stream monster trolling.

  • Silk_Sk

    Just dropped $100 on MLP’s behalf. Good luck Mane6. I have every confidence that this game will shake the FGC to its very foundations.

  • http://batman-news.com SDS_Overfiend

    Love to see final showdown…

  • Emperor_Z

    As excited as I am for Fighting is Magic, it’s simply not ready for this. It needs more time to be polished, to be practiced, and perhaps to have some more characters added in.

    I’m concerned that the brony community, always overeager to assert itself wherever it can, will push for the game in place of games that would make for more competitive and more interesting fights.

    • Silk_Sk

      Very few fighting games have come out of the gate without a few balance issues. It comes with the territory. The devs have said that they are confident they can deliver by the time EVO comes around so I’m not worried that players will be playing on something incomplete. I am excited for this game, not only because it’s ponies, but because I believe it will be the best thing to happen to PC FG in years and it deserves attention for that very reason. The ensuing buttmad that will happen when it wins is just a bonus.

      • $1543685


  • Gordon

    I gotta pick between SF2 and SF3?
    There is no god.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

    Yay for Fighting Is Magic! Boo SFII, PS All Stars, and to the ones already in that are UMVC3, AE, and worst of all SFxTK(who even plays this compared to the other games?) Oh well. Not like any of you care about my opinion(the feeling is mostly returned), but we all have things we would rather see and for me the 8 game line up would go, in defined order: MLP:Fighting Is Magic, SkullGirls, Darkstalkers, Brawl, Capcom VS SNK 2, Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, and either Melty Blood or Melee among the ones listed. Mane6 asked not to vote for their games just for the pony factor and I will respect that. I may be huge into MLP even more than I am fighting games, but I am still a big fighting game fanatic. I was a fighting game fan before being a pony fan and I would love to compete in Fighting Is Magic any time I could. I regret and despair over missing Canterlot Gardens. I want to be apart of the Fighting Is Magic community more than anything. We all have fighting games we support more than others. If not for the mostly Japanese only aspect I would say the same for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and to a lesser degree(due to more localization) Darkstalkers(Vampire Savoir especially).
    Either way I don’t noramlly bother with SRK commenting due to the childish trash I see ain the comments way too often, but if Fighting Is Magic makes to EVO then I will force myself to attend. I hope we all have a happy EVO 2013!

  • Tuen


  • Max T

    That’s an extremely plausible outcome, for the PSAS:BR thing. Melee has more than decent support in terms of # of people playing, afaik not necessarily in funding. Melee is what brought me to the competitive fighting genre, and I feel pretty damn discouraged at how much negativity I find towards this game which is clearly a FG in almost every aspect. Then again, I see every game in the lineup is from 2012 except MK9. And so what if Smash World Forums voted in mass. Any dedicated gaming forum could spread the news. Having almost twice the votes of other very popular games only means one thing: We have a large and still growing community after 11 years, and we’re willing to show you what you’ve been missing for all that time. Let us in goddamnit. lol

    and yes, no poll results is very shady. I’m instantly reminded of Fanatic saying something about ‘big tourneys, shady TOs’ (or maybe that was a troll and I missed the bus or something).

  • samirerre

    hey stfu,we need cvs2

  • Matt Lally

    Because the FGC love titties…

  • vastreammonster

    How salty are you Smash kids going to be when you lose to My Little Pony?

    • anzul

      look like they arent going to be salty at all, someone dumped ten bigs on mele, holy shit, hahaha i though this only happened in pony fandom!

      oh, and skullgirls is in second palce whit 1k over mlp! good for them, that has some beautiful art :)(ssbm was at 3k and then sudenly at 13k, it was likely just one person)

  • Ace

    MLP has a good chance of winning because of their huge fanbase. The FGC people aren’t exactly rich people either which gives MLP and Melee an edge. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/victoly Matthew Taylor

    Why should MLP even be a donatable option when the game is obviously not going to be finished?

    That’s a horrible, unhype option.

    • Silk_Sk

      What evidence are you basing that assumption off of? The devs have said they are confident they can deliver.

      • http://www.facebook.com/victoly Matthew Taylor

        It’s probably because I’ve been pretty out of touch due to focusing on AGDQ all of this week, but I was basing my assumption more on the lack of evidence I’ve had that the game would be ready.

        I will have no problem if a complete, competent game wins this poll, but I’d have way more confidence in 99% of the rest of the list (fuck Brawl).

  • Jay Watanabe

    MvC2, CvS2, or skullgirls!

  • http://twitter.com/DKWeimann David K-W

     Hippocratic, meaning “ruled by horses”. I take it you’ll donate towards Fighting is Magic? 😀

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

      Ehyup. Done.

  • Jonathan Odgis

    As much as I like My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and am anticipating Fighting is Magic, I don’t really want it to win because it’s not finished yet. Only four characters are somewhat playable, one is broken and unpolished (Rainbow Dash) and Fluttershy isn’t even close to even playable yet. I would rather see it when it’s done and ready. I want Skullgirls to win because that game I feel is unappreciated and I really enjoy it and it got me back into fighters. 

    • Silk_Sk

      That’s the state the game was in when it was last played, yes. You act like they haven’t done any work on it at all in the past few months.

  • Ricardo Linhares

    Shit. I didn’t even know there was a game about MLP. Just.. LOL?!

  • Kal El Cool J

    Injustice & CvS 2. All of my money.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/424M5J6ALRF3WEDI6YGG6HICXQ Nocte Veldin

    Very. Who really cares about SFxTK? I assume everyone hated it despite the resonable amount of online play. Decent game, but fuck Capcom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jose-Chavez/100001626893896 Jose Chavez

    Really? People are voting for something as dumb as MLP: Fighting is Magic? I’m sorry, but this game is no where near to being called a fighting game! SSBM, Doa5, and VF5 have a better at getting in. I want BB to get in.

  • Tenren

    DOA coming up 3rd over all, or 2nd by the new rules. Lets go, No one wants to see smash at EVO lol

  • Austin Davoren

    Skullgirls, we got this shit on lock, son.

  • locazo87

    I think it was a pretty bad idea to show the money gathered by every game, I was to donate for Melty Blood Actress Again and I saw  only 40 dollars in that game compared to others that have two thousand by now, so I said to myself 5 buck its no gonna make any difference.

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    If you are a supporter of the game then donate to it. Dont donate if you just “dont like” the game thats winning because it will not only ruin the poll but the game that was voted for at EVO. If you hate Melee, Skullgirls, MLP, dont fuck with the votes. People wanna go to EVO and play this shit. 

    • RD20

      mlp will be at indie gaming showcase regardless besides smash is going to win due to the 4 to 1 thing they did

  • Ninebreaker (HurtboxTV)

    I seriously wonder why MK9 is up there, it’s completely dead and in my opinion a crap game. I’d much rather see something like GG, or SCV instead of that game. Hell CVS2 over MK9. 

  • Guest

    MK9 is the best! LOL at all the butthurt, this game is supposedly dead yet sold 4 million copies and is now going to sell even more when the bans come off in other countries. Plus TYM is well and alive.

    • Ninebreaker (HurtboxTV)

       people only play it cause it’s fun to eviscerate people, to me it’s a clunky fighter which is hardly considered a fighter. I’d much rather a better fighter than MK9 on the main stage. It’s a fun game yeah, but should it be at evo? hell no.

  • http://www.facebook.com/isaac.farnsworth.1 Isaac Farnsworth

     Listen, for all the people who would be pissed off if mlp wins, don’t be.  If mlp wins the fighting game in second place shows up as well

  • http://www.facebook.com/isaac.farnsworth.1 Isaac Farnsworth


  • http://www.facebook.com/LuisMRosias Luis Rosias

    I just ask people that they please not troll this for the melee players. The melee community as a whole recognizes that we’ve flubbed a lot of great opportunities in the past. We love this game and we want to grow as a community badly. Evo would be an amazing opportunity for us and we’re all doing our best to make this happen. A game that isn’t done winning just gets a few chuckles and lols from trolls and bronies, for melee it means another chance to prove that we’re a competitive community worthy of a top spot in the fighting game community. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaronrickle Aaron Rickle

    Stay free “real fighting gamers” B)

    Smash Melee community donation drive pulls in over $13,000.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaronrickle Aaron Rickle

    Stay free “real fighting gamers” B)

    Smash Melee community donation drive pulls in over $13,000.

  • Lance Bolton

    d-dangit, I thought it was between Skullgirls and Ponies. Then I saw the Smash bros donations. I really thought skullgirls would have it’s day. alas

  • Lance Bolton

    d-dangit, I thought it was between Skullgirls and Ponies. Then I saw the Smash bros donations. I really thought skullgirls would have it’s day. alas

  • ShaithEatery

    dear god…ssbm has 13k in donations?  and skullgirls is ahead of mlp?  things turned out better than expected

    • caseybarrett16

      i dont get it… holy jesus! I’m not gonna lie my idea here was 1st would be mlp then melee/SG which worked out best for me anyway because i like those 3 the best out of whats here. but oh my god where did melee pull out the 10 k from? like a week ago they had only a few thousand…

      • Ninebreaker (HurtboxTV)

         MLP an unfinished game, SSB Melee a game that will be boring as hell on the 8ths slot, and SG which has 8 characters and really I liked better than the previous. but to say they’re the best on the list? No not by a long shot, I highly would’ve preferred Guilty gear or SoulCalibur V on there. but sadly no one gives a dam about good fighters. I mean hell MK9 is up there and that game is just dead and sucks.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2IUYO6FAKFU3UEGUE2S5QMXNTM Thomas

          Sorry, but Melee is not boring. This is coming from a guy who doesn’t play any competitive games and has been watching EVO for the last few years. A few months ago, I started watching Melee (also Smash 64) and it’s tons of fun. It’s not the game that proves how competitive and fun it can be; It’s the community. I’m glad they’ve united to try to get their game on the roster.

          • RD20

            Melee is not a true fighter its an arena style brawler is the issue with it, not saying it doesn’t take skill but it is not a true fighter.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2IUYO6FAKFU3UEGUE2S5QMXNTM Thomas

             Yeah, I know what you mean, but to be fair, there aren’t many games like the Smash franchise out there. I still think it’s unfair to say it wouldn’t be good at EVO. It’s been on there before, and if anything APEX shows that it’s really hype. The fact that is also supposed to be a “party” game means that people who don’t even play can enjoy it because they can actually tell what the players are doing… the just can’t do it themselves.

  • ixfgief20

    Live stats for donations http://evo8thgame.host22.com/

  • Martin Mikalsen

    As expected smash bros has gotten the lead. Altough I wouldn’t have expected it to rise by 10K in a single week. Seems like apex really worked it’s magic. Meele seems to be a certain winner now. Too bad fighting is magic isn’t topping it. Since it would mean more top 8th’s. Then again. It does mean more money for breast cancer research. So that’s great.

    • RD20

      Helps that they did a donation drive where the multiplied the donations by 4 would rather see skullgirls tbh, fim next year when its polished and solid rd just go unveiled recently; melee is just old at this point and was never a true fighting game to start with

  • Logan Via

    Not really sure why everyone is freaking out over this brony game when Melee has 3 times the donations of everything else and sitting at over $14,000 at the moment. I look forward to seeing Brody play Melee since I’ve never bothered to watch any Melee tournaments. But hey, if Melee saves the boobies, I’ll give it a watch.

  • Marc Scacchi

    I’m sorry what? 4chan HATES ponies and did everything they could to get Skull Girls on.

  • https://twitter.com/BurstZX Devin Isom

    The melee community is crapping on all the rest lmfao.

  • Jebril

    This is an amazing idea and I’m glad that it’s going to a good cause, I hope this gets Evo more recognition and sponsors in the long run from this move.

  • http://www.facebook.com/demetria.yaqoob Demetria Yaqoob

    It’s all about Skullgirls~

    • RD20

      Eh its going to be melee honestly wish people would actually take a look at gameplay of fim and other indie fighters some are very solid; seeing smash yet again is going to be rather boring, then again would still rather see it then mk9 so /shrug.

      • Emperor_Z

         Donation surge currently has Skullgirls on top, just to let you know

        • RD20

          nice I know most of the bronys I know have switched to donating for skull so you do pretty much have 2 communities behind you right now.

          The real great part about this via napkin math easily over 40k for breast cancer right now keep it going.

  • Austin Davoren

    DAT 20K


    • t0ki

      DAT $100 more than SG


      • Austin Davoren

        23,100 to 22,800.


        • t0ki

          Down by 1k.

          RIP, Skullgirls. I’ll send you a postcard from Las Vegas. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/pedro.freitas.9421 Pedro Freitas

    Cant we take away Street Fighter X Tekken and put two of the fundraising games?

    • Michael Revis

      And take away the designated lunch period? Think of all the starving stream monsters looking for a chance to get some fresh air.

      Besides, Mr. Wizard is too busy sucking up to Capcom to consider such a rational line of thought.

    • RD20

      Take away mk9 first please

      • http://www.facebook.com/pedro.freitas.9421 Pedro Freitas

        Tha’ts also something that crossed my mind. But there might be SOME people who like that game…maybe.

        • Michael Revis

          The only people who really dislike MK9 are Capcom fanboys, on account of it winning all the fighting game awards instead of MvC3, morons that hate it because of its MLG run and cred as eSports, and basic stupid people that try to deride it for stupid reasons, which may or may not include people from 4chan. The game is admittedly a few years old and the hype behind it has kind of settled down a bit, but it’s still fun to watch, and the top 8 in both of its previous showings have especially been exciting to watch because of all the drama and tension the matches have behind them.

          SFxT, meanwhile, is about as entertaining as watching paint dry, and you’re going to find very few people that aren’t Capcom dick suckers saying otherwise.

          • http://www.facebook.com/pedro.freitas.9421 Pedro Freitas

            No need to get so defensive about MK especially about a joke. MK9 is a great game though i dont like thta much, and have legitimate fan base and support. SFxT on the other hand…

  • Manuel

    I’m very proud of the communities and their generosity in this fundraiser. At this point I’m wondering if both Melee and Skullgirls can’t be held… their communities have both shown how much they care about their respective games and the purpose of this drive.

    I don’t think it would be too nightmarish logistically, and it would be a great thank-you token from Evo to its supporters.

  • Nyoka2

    I’m going to say the same thing others have said. Can we get rid of SF X TK and just have both SG and Melee in EVO? SF X TK had fewer votes in the popularity poll than both of them. It, by far, has the most lukewarm response to any of the other EVO games. I really seems shoehorned into the competition, especially considering the original response of “we will not run SF X TK at EVO 2013.”

    SG and Melee have both pulled off miracles in this donation drive, and they have proven that their communities care and want a shot at the EVO main stage. Honestly, ditching Cross Tekken and adding both of these games will probably make all the fans happy. I mean… I just haven’t heard anyone going “WOW I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN AT EVO!!!”

    • Gynoid


      • Nyoka2

        I stand corrected.

        • Crossbone

          SFxT = lunch break
          The SG and Melee communities have shown enough effort and determination to prove a dedicated enough showing by donating almost 50k by themselves to breast cancer research. Plus, from what I’ve seen, their events are mad hype. Meanwhile SFxT is about as hype as actual breast cancer.

  • gojiguy

    I’d prefer to see TvC make an EVO return than any of these games….

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheCH4F Tetra Chaf

    Please, SRK, put Melee AND SkullGirls.
    The 3rd, Fighting is Magic is with a difference of 20k for the both games.
    Put it together and put 9 games (instead of 8) on main stage at EVO.

    • http://twitter.com/MissShinoBee Little Miss ShinoBee

      ST is third place now. Someone’s been throwing exact amounts.

  • Jebril

    This battle is tighter than a 9 year old’s vajayjay.

    • Manuel

      Stay classy, bro

  • Jebril

    Its a metaphor of course so don’t bring me to court.

  • ShaithEatery

    I’d much rather watch melee than skullgirls, apex top 8 was amazing and skullgirls doesn’t have enough characters and variety to make it interesting to watch /dawns flamesuit

    • http://www.facebook.com/Dark.Reaper.and.Galactimus.Zero Marvin Choi


  • Ty Arnold


    Super Turbo is making this a real fight.

  • Jebril

    This is the kind of shock you get when your 7 year old cousin who you’ve been crushing on since she was 5 tells you that she wants to have sex with you.

    • Jake Long


  • commanderpepper

    Yo Super Turbo? 

    • RD20

      where the heck did all that money for ST come from; drive is now easily over 100k wow

    • thirdstrikesucks

      yo third strike

  • Kieran

    I’ve created a page to show the total of all the donations for each game

  • thirdstrikesucks


  • http://twitter.com/SlayersUnited El Toro


  • IrregularHunterX

    That’s it.  I guess it will be Melee for Evo with that huge deficit.

  • UseProtection

    Wonder how many of these last minute donations will turn out to be fake.

  • MikeTysonQuotes

    With over 94 000$ donated, Smash DESERVES a PRIMETIME streaming spot. Don’t stream smash top 32/finals at times that NO ONE is watching, which is what happened to SFxTekken last year.

    With such a large contribution to making the FGC’s image more positive, Smash deserves the spotlight. Don’t put Smash Finals on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Smash should be streamed LAST, or at least the tourney right before last.

    So maybe stream Street Fighter 4, then Smash, then Marvel 3.

    • RD20

      Skull girls should replace one of the 7 tbh 78k wow.

  • Lord Typh

    I’m sorry, could you repeat what you said about Melee?  About it being ‘bottom of the barrel’?  Because I think your brain took some shore leave.