Over 1,000 people are registered for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle at Evo 2018 — but the matches won’t be 3/5

By on July 18, 2018 at 10:00 am
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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is the youngest game to enter the main stage of Evolution 2018, and so its first year will be sort of a test run. One of the prevailing topics in the community has been whether the game should berun as 3 out of 5 rounds, particularly since every fight is just one “match,” and some of those can go by quickly. While some have been pushing for that to be the case, there’s an official response from Mr. Wizard and Tom Cannon: the game will run at 2 out of 3 rounds due to time constraints.

Here’s the reasoning Tom Cannon provided via Twitter:

Finally, he linked the data provided by community member and commentator EbonicPlague, who recorded a sample of match lengths.

On the bright side, the interest in BBTAG is quite noticeable; I’m not sure anyone predicted that over 1,000 people would be entering the Evo 2018 tournament. If you’re not one of those, make haste, as there is still time to register for Evo 2018.

Sources: Tom Cannon; Joey Cuellar

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.