Road to EVO 2013 – NorCal Regionals 2013 This Weekend, April 26-28

By on April 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

This weekend, Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale, California will be transformed into the venue for this year’s NorCal Regionals. With a tournament lineup consisting of all eight EVO titles (plus special appearances by Dead or Alive 5 and Divekick), streams provided by Team Spooky and the IPLAYWINNER crew, and much more, NorCal Regionals 2013 is set to be the tournament series’ biggest event yet.

The official trailer and all the information you’ll need has been included below. NorCal Regionals 2013 is scheduled for April 26 – 28.



Domain Hotel
1085 East El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA

Tournament Lineup

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Ver.2012
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
King of Fighters XIII
Street Fighter X Tekken Ver.2013
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Persona 4 Arena
Mortal Kombat
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Dead or Alive 5
Divekick – $1000 pot bonus

Confirmed Attendees

EG|Justin Wong
LU|Alex Valle
EG|PR Balrog
EG|Ricky Ortiz
coL|Filipino Champ


Pools and brackets for all tournament games can be found on Challonge at

Road to EVO 2013

As part of the Road to EVO 2013, NorCal Regionals 2013 will be awarding seeding points to top finishers in all eight official EVO 2013 games. They are the third such event this year, taking place after SoCal Regionals 2013 and Winter Brawl 7 with Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 and Community Effort Orlando 2013 still to come.


Streaming duties this year will be placed in the very competent hands of Team Spooky and IPLAYWINNER. If you are unable to attend the event in person, they will be providing entertaining and comprehensive coverage of the event all weekend.

 Stream Schedule

Below is the stream schedule for NCR 2013, listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). All times are subject to change. For a general player schedule, check here.



10 a.m.–2 p.m. Street Fighter X Tekken
2–4 p.m. Persona 4 Arena
4–7 p.m. King of Fighters XIII
7–9 p.m. Tekken Tag Tournament 2

TeamSp00ky –

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Super Street Fighter IV Pools
4–10 p.m. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Pools



10 a.m.–2 p.m Super Street Fighter IV Pools
2–5 p.m. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Pools
5–6 p.m. Mortal Kombat Finals
6–7 p.m. Persona 4 Arena Finals
7–8 p.m. Dead or Alive 5 Finals
8–10 p.m. Super Smash Bros. Melee Finals

TeamSp00ky –

10–11 a.m. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Finals
11 a.m.–2 p.m. King of Fighters XIII Finals
2–3 p.m. Divekick Finals
3–5 p.m. Street Fighter X Tekken Semis
5–8 p.m. Super Street Fighter IV Semis
8 p.m.–Close Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Semis


TeamSp00ky –

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Super Street Fighter IV T16-T8
1–3 p.m. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 T16-T8
3–5 p.m. Street Fighter X Tekken Finals
5–8 p.m. Super Street Fighter IV Finals
8 p.m.–Close Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Finals

Sponsors and Supporters

Tournaments would be nothing without the immense help of sponsors and other supporters, and NorCal Regionals 2013 has quite a few heavy hitters in its corner, including Mad Catz, Arcade Shock, Eightarc, Focus Attack, Afterglow Elite, BROKENTIER, Keystone II, Capsule Entertainment, and Shoryuken. If you plan on attending the event, be sure to give these folks your love.

Sources: NorCal Regionals, IPLAYWINNER, other contributions by iantothemax

  • RobertEspaillat

    My Body is READY

  • I’ve never been to NorCal Regionals before, but I live in the same area and REALLY want to go. Does anybody know if they sell on-site spectator passes?

    • Nael

      You only need to pay for a pass for spectating on Sunday, and it’s only $10.

  • UseProtection

    Not sure how I feel about Sunday being all Capcom games and every other final being on Saturday.

    • Jake Long

      I kinda thought so too until I looked at the pools and counted the entrants.

      SF4: 197
      UMvC3: 179
      SFxT: 88

      Smash Bros.: 68
      KoF XIII: 44
      P4A: 31
      Divekick: 29
      DoA5: 24
      TTT2: 22
      MK9: 21

      • UseProtection

        Damn. Guess it does make sense.

        I’m surprised so few people signed up for Divekick.

        • TempBast

          So few in Divekick. Didn’t they hear about the $1000 IG bonus and $500 Jefailey bonus?

  • BlackMasamune

    I really hope this isn’t another bad internet venue with a 4G stream. Not a good look for a Road to EVO event, and I have little hope that they will stick to that tight schedule, this ain’t UFGT.

    • RenegadeVA

      You know, you could always go to events and watch all of the “X game you feel is more important despite entrants and stream numbers” instead of complaining about stream coverage online all the time.

      I hear they’re pretty fun to attend!

  • heatEXTEND

    Why are there so many byes ?

    Seems kinda weak.

    • Jake Long

      The number of slots in a tournament will always be 2 to the (some number) power (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, etc.) so that everyone has an opponent every round. If you don’t get exactly that many entrants, you’ll have to give out a number of byes so that the entrants + byes = one of those numbers.

      In the case of Marvel, there were 179 entrants. That’s not enough to run a 256-person bracket, so they had to give out 77 byes to get that number up to 256.

  • RomanceHD

    Awee com’on why cant we have Tekken GF’s or KOF GF’s on Sunday morning at least. I mean yeah I like Marvel and AE but a full Capcom day? I guess. . .