Here’s the first piece of Evo’s promised support for competitive Pokkén Tournament in 2017!
Pokkén Tournament didn’t make it into the ninth slot at Evo 2017 in the Player’s Choice donation drive; however, in honor of the effort made by the Pokkén community in trying to beat Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to the main stage–and the generous amount of donations gathered for Make-a-Wish International in the process–Evo pledged to support Pokkén Tournament events in 2017 with $10,000 in pot bonuses.
Today, we’re glad to announce the first of these pot bonuses for Pokkén in 2017: Evo will be throwing in $1000 to Pokkén Tournament‘s prize pool at the upcoming NorCal Regionals.
NCR 2017 is a Premier Capcom Pro Tour event, offering tournaments for the following games (in addition to community choice titles):
- Street Fighter V
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- The King of Fighters XIV
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Pokkén Tournament
Evo’s Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar is currently polling the FGC for opinion on which future events should also receive part of the remaining Pokkén pledge:
Let me know what Pokken tournaments would like some of the $10,000 bonus money we allocated after the donation drive for Evo!
— Joey Cuellar (@MrWiz) March 3, 2017