Skullgirls Gets Cash, Exhibition Support at Evo 2013

By on February 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Though they didn’t win, we were truly impressed by Skullgirls’ showing in our recent donation drive.  The Skullgirls scene organized two of their own fundraisers and raised over $78,000.  So as a big “thanks!” Evo will support the Skullgirls side tournament at Evo in the following ways.

  • Evo will provide dedicated setups to the Skullgirls crew to run their side tournament in the BYOC
  • We’ll also showcase the Skullgirls top 8 as an on-stream exhibition
  • To make things more interesting, we’ll throw $1000 into the pot.

Congratulations to all the Skullgirls fans who contributed to the drive, and see you at Evo 2013!

  • Cheesaurus

    I respect that a lot.

  • darkdragon88

    Very awesome

  • Mike Jones


  • KingofSarus

    Yay! Based Broads!! 

  • Hurray! 😀

  • GO4PRO

    excellent. Everyone wins

  • Andrew Norris

    Yo, Mike Z’s getting his game up on stage at Evo?  I imagine he has a single manly tear being shed about now.

    • Super steak fries

      As he once said he would die a happy man if his game was hosted on EVO. 

    • Mr. X

      Lol he made the thread to organize the side tourney so fast.

  • GHNeko


    Everybody wins.

  • Expiriment_Kow

    Glad to see that Top 8 will get some exposure :3

  • James Reilly

    Hooray. great news for SG. Guess it was worth the head shave 😀

  • Everybody wins? Everybody wins.

  • Eric Nguyen

    Three fundraisers. Don’t forget Fanatiq’s thing!

    • Stanley Seymour

      Fanatiq thing?

      • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

        Fanatiq hosted a donation drive that was a surprise until like two days before the drive itself.  He had voice actors on Skype and learned to play the game and even had some online casuals with other people, such as myself.  Pretty cool guy.

  • Novril

    Great news.

  • SamuraiPanda

    I am really happy that SG is getting some love and support here which is well deserved. 

    I just wonder that if SG barely beat out Melee… then would Melee have gotten the same treatment? 

    • Michael Zaimont

      I would hope so, myself.

      •  Pssh, Melee didn’t even show any new characters, lazy Nintendo.

        But seriously, congrats Mike, it’s the least you guys deserve and I hope it goes well.

  • I respect that a lot [2].

    I’m from Brazil and I can’t go to EVO this year, but, if there’s any way I can support this, I want to know.

    Subscriber stream-chat, pot donation, anything.

  • Austin Davoren


  • Антон Пятаков


  • Cloak

    This post makes me so happy  =)

    Much love to Mike Z and the SG team for making this wonderful game <3

  • David Wilson

    fuck yea! this is awesome news! gotta get me to evo now!

  • Louis Lam

    Congrats SG community!

    You guys better show up >:o

    • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

      WE IN THERE.

    • windsagio

      damn, thats what I was gonna say.

    • Scheduling/work may keep me from Evo, but I’m going to try regardless.

  • mutantmagnet

    thank you very much

  • sb

    Thx based EVO i knew you wouldnt let us down long live SKULLGIRLS!!

  • Zidiane

    Is there finally a break in the storm clouds that have been haunting Skullgirls?! FUCK YEAH!

    • James Reilly

      Lets see…360 patch/DlC Colors release having some progress, Superior PC version being funded, 1st DlC character being revealed, the amount of exposure this game got on January as a bi product of this donation drive, and of course this news about Evo support on side tourney

      Looks like we are out of “Spider-Man on Broadway” status atm

  • Friggin’ awesome.

  • Luke Envoy

    awesome cant wait to see top 8 

  • Cellsai

    I wish I could go to EVO, but at least there’s a stream for me to sink my teeth into! GGs SG and EVO!

  • Hays Kronke

    An entire page of Skullgirls comments and none of them are bashing this fine (oh-so-fine) game. Today is a good day.

    • HombreGranJefe

       This game is stupid and sexist, and has no mass appeal.  Only ‘hardcore’ (aka OLD PEOPLE) like watching it.


      • Melting Sky

        Psst either put down the crack pipe or the internet the combination really isn’t working for you. ; )

  • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

    What’s this?  GOOD NEWS regarding Skullgirls?  Amazing.

  • Awesome!!! At least we can see something on stream!!

  • well deserved 🙂  I know very little about the game aside from small things I have read here and there (and trying out the demo on XBLA), but the support of the community has definitely got me interested in picking this up

  • I really respect the heads of EVO for this. It’s nice to see 2 great games that were shunned for various (and in my opinion, dumb) reasons being supported like this. It’s makin me sweat through my eyes.

  • Richard N

    Congratulations guys, definitely well deserved after such a ridiculous amount of money being donated.

    Well, I guess we’ll just have our BlazBlue thing in someone’s hotel room, hahah.

  • *tear in eye*

  • wuy

    Meh, everyone here is like “congratulations!” and “yay!” but how many of you guys will actually turn out and play the game at EVO? If you don’t then what are you happy for?

    • sb

      Because even tho alot of people cant attend EVO we would like to see the game get exposure and see some high level gameplay what kind of question is that

    • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

      If what you’re asking is for your comment to be flooded with replies saying:

      “I will!”

      Then let me get you started.

      I will!

    • James Reilly

      We had 100+ entrants as a side tourney last Evo using Pre-Patch and that was without any Evo Support. Pretty sure this will have a much bigger turnout

    • Mr. X

      100+ last year, so hopefully more than last year would be awesome.

    • Louis Lam


      1. Bigger tournaments and exposure mean more sales and stronger developer support.

      2. As a Melee player I’m just happy to see the SG community get their work rewarded for.

  • NDLT

    I am happy with this decision but I do have to agree with someone that posted up there. With this much exposure now, I want to see everyone that supported Skullgirls and that plays it to be there! Don’t let Mike Z down and rep your game SG community!

  • Henry Zurawski

    Alright, this is it community. Time to prove the community’s strength, this is an amazing opportunity for second place.

  • undamned

    Very cool.  Next question: Does ST get this treatment, too?

  • ReoAyanami

    Didn’t Skullgirls already got the same support last year at Evo?

    •  IKR what about the newer games that need this? Not knocking skullgirls but if smash was in 2nd I wouldn’t see this happening.

      • windsagio

        well who knows?  Anyways let these guys have this one.

        It gives them a nice make or break moment, anyways.

    • Alan Forneus


    • Alexis A. Rivera-Montalvo

      Last year, the pot bonus came from Autumn Games, not EVO.

  • Devil Jin

    The first step.

  • Devil Jin

    We will have this one.  Can’t hold the Ravens down.  Can’t hold Skullgirls down.

  • Jezzy

    You magnificent bastards.

  • grezex29

    That’s awesome, and pretty classy too. Good job to SG for getting this as a result of their efforts. They earned it, and awesome job by the EVO staff for doing this too.

  • Nazareth Gabriel

    Good stuff. SG did great at the fundraising so they really deserved some support.

  • BeholdMyPower

    Good stuff. SG players, bring your A game and show everyone what’s up!

  • FluffyM

    bout time

  • Trekiros

    I’m a Smash player, and I am extremely pleased by these news 😀
    Have my virtual brofist, SG players !
    *virtual brofist*

  • Alex Smith

    I really felt like this game deserved something for all of the effort that the community put into its donation drive.  I’m really glad to see that it was acknowledged like this, and I hope that the scene for this game will flourish as a result of all this.

  • Johnson Nguyen

    Always nice to hear about these underdog stories.

  • Chooch

    Isn’t this incredibly similar to the prize that was going to be handed out to MLP providing it got first place?

    • Tyler Smart

      That’s probably why it was so easy to put aside the time and money for SG ha ha.

      • Chooch

         Makes sense.

  • Glenn Kim

    Not to bring down SG or anything (I mean big shoutouts to them) but would Smash have gotten the same treatment?

  • As long as Skullgirls keeps gaining momentum like this, every small bit helps. With the Japanese release, PC port (where gamers are increasing spending their time), and continued support by those behind it, I can see SG becoming the solid mainstay it deserves to be. Kudos!

  • Wheres all the haters saying that SG is sexist or that no one plays?

  • SkullgirlsFan21

    Great move. Very classy. See you guys at evo.

  • Jaytee Bee Dee

    grats on le success, mikez ;]