Evolution Championship Series

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Evolution Championship Series
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Evolution Championship Series logo
Formerly Battle by the Bay
Sport Electronic sports
Founded 1996
Country United States
Founder Tom "inkblot" Cannon, Tony "Ponder" Cannon, Joey "MrWizard" Cuellar
Official website Evo Championship Series

The Evolution Championship Series (EVO or Evo) is an annual esports event that focuses exclusively on fighting games. The tournament uses the double elimination format.[1] As with Super Battle Opera, the Evolution tournaments are well known and typically contestants will travel from all over the world to participate, most notably from Japan.

History[edit]

Evo was founded by Tom Cannon, also known for his work on Shoryuken.com, a fighting game website. The tournament started as "Battle by the Bay", a 40-man Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Street Fighter Alpha 2 tournament in 1996 in Sunnyvale, California, eventually moving to its recurring venue in Las Vegas.[2] The event changed its name to Evo in 2002. Over time, the tournament grew, recording over one thousand participants in 2009.[3]

Originally the tournament used arcade cabinets, but in 2004 the decision was made to move all games over to their console versions, to no small amount of controversy.[4] During the transition to games on the seventh generation consoles, most games were played on a PlayStation 3,[5] though Evo 2014 ran most games on the Xbox 360.[6] Aside from the official tournaments, there is also a "BYOC" (bring your own console) area in which many different games are played and side tournaments are held.

Evo 2002[edit]

Evo 2002 tournament results

Super Street Fighter II Turbo[7]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Jason Cole AfroCole Dhalsim
2nd Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun Li, O. Sagat
3rd United States Jason DeHeras Shirts Dhalsim
4th United States Jason McGlone Apoc Vega
5th United States Jason Nelson xrolento Dhalsim, M. Bison
5th United States John Choi Choiboy O. Sagat
7th United States Mike Watson Watts Ryu
7th United States Jesse Cardenas Jumpsuit Jesse Ken, Fei Long
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Justin Wong Jwong Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops
2nd United States Rodolfo Castro Rowtron Magneto, Cable, Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando
3rd United States Peter Rosas Combofiend Magneto, Iron Man, Sentinel
4th United States Alex Salguero SiN Sentinel, Cable, Captain Commando
5th United States Nestor Corchado Nestor Storm, Sentinel, Cable
5th United States Daniel Maniago Clockw0rk Sentinel, Strider Hiryu, Doctor Doom
7th United States Rattana Phanthourath Rattana
7th United States Tong Ho Genghis
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido N-E. Honda, Blanka, Sagat
2nd Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki
3rd Japan Tetsuya Inoue Ino K-Cammy, Sagat, Blanka
4th United States Ken A-Yun, Iori, Cammy
5th Japan Ryo Yoshida BAS A-Sakura, Akuma, Rolento, Bison
5th Japan Yasabe Matsumoto Liquid Metal N-Ryu, Chun-Li, Sagat, Blanka
7th United States John Choi Choiboy N-Blanka, Chun-Li, Sagat
7th United States Alex Valle Calipower N-Ryu, Ken, Blanka, Sagat

Evo 2003[edit]

Evo 2003 tournament results

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Kenji Obata KO Yun
2nd Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo Ken
3rd Japan Keisuke Imai KSK Alex
4th Japan Tetsuya Inoue Ino Yun, Makoto
5th United States Hsien Chang hsien Ken
5th United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty Chun Li
7th United States Mark Rogoyski Mopreme Ken, Chun Li
7th Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun Li
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Justin Wong jwong Magneto/Cable/Sentinel
2nd United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty Magneto/Storm/Psylocke, Storm/Sentinel/Captain Commando
3rd United States Rodolfo Castro Rowtron Sentinel/Magneto/Cable
4th United States Jason Kuan kuaneazy Magneto/Cable/Sentinel
5th United States Josh Wigfall
5th United States Randy Lew nanoboi
7th United States Sooyoung Chon SooMighty
7th United States Long Tran ShadyK
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo Ryu
2nd Japan Ohnuki Shinya Nuki Chun Li
3rd United States John Choi choiboy O. Sagat
4th United States Mike Watson Watts Balrog, Ryu
5th United States Jason Cole Afrocole Dhalsim
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Tetsuya Inoue Ino K- Blanka/Cammy/Sagat
2nd Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo C-Guile/Cammy/Sagat
3rd Japan Kenryo Hayashi Mago C-Honda/Chun/Blanka
4th Japan Ryo Yoshida BAS A-Blanka/Sakura/Bison
5th United States Justin Wong Jwong C-Vega/Sagat/Blanka
5th United States Amir Amirsaleh Amir A-Sagat/Sakura/Bison
7th United States Jason Cole AfroCole K-Vega/Sagat/Cammy
7th United States Arturo Sanchez Sabin C-Eagle/Sakura/Blanka
Tekken 4
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Josh Molianro Jinkid Jin Kazama
2nd United States Anthony Tran Jackie Tran Jin Kazama
3rd United States Wiley Adams III TreyPhoenix Jin Kazama
4th United States Chetan Chetty ChetChetty Paul Phoenix
Tekken Tag Tournament
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st South Korea Bong-min Kim KBM Jin Kazama/Devil
2nd United Kingdom Ryan Hart Prodigal Son Jin Kazama/Heihachi Mishima
3rd Japan Kenbou Kawakami TARE Lei Wulong/King
4th United States Eric Akins JOP Ogre/True Ogre
5th South Korea Dong-il Shin MaddogJin Bruce/Bryan
5th United States Anthony Tran Jackie Tran Ogre/True Ogre
7th United States Josh Molianro JinKid True Ogre/Ogre
7th United States Honkey #1 Jin/Heihachi
Soulcalibur II
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st France Daniel Vu Dan The Nightmare (DTN) Nightmare
2nd United States Will Johnson Semi Astaroth
3rd United States Ari Weintrab Floe Taki
4th United States Aris Bakhtanians Aris Voldo
5th United States Andrew Shin X_SC2 Ivy
5th United States Marquette Yarbrough Mick Cassandra
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Eiji Komatsu Chibita Lion Rafale
2nd Japan Masafumi Yoshioka Ohsu-Akira Akira Yuki
3rd United Kingdom Ryan Hart Prodigal Son Kage-Maru
4th Japan Akinori Sato Neo Tower Jacky Bryant
5th Japan Ohnuki Shinya Nuki Aoi
5th Japan Yoshihisa Ishikawa Kofu Megane Aoi
7th South Korea Dong-il Shin MaddogJin Jacky/Lei-fei
7th Australia Mike Abdow Myke Brad
Guilty Gear XX
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo Sol Badguy
2nd Japan Soh Miura Miu Sol Badguy
3rd United Kingdom Saif Ebrahim ID Sol Badguy
4th Japan Kenryo Hayashi Mago Johnny
5th United States David Hem Aznhitler Johnny
5th United States Alex T Eiji Sol Badguy
7th United States Drew Loken Kono Eddie
7th United States Eric Choi Zim Baiken

Evo 2004[edit]

Evo 2004 took place at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Southern California from July 29 to August 1. The tournament amassed approximately 700 competitors from over 30 countries to compete over in nine different games.[4] The games featured included Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution, Guilty Gear XX, Soul Calibur II, Tekken 4, and Tekken Tag Tournament.[8][9]

Controversially, Evo 2004 used home consoles for most of their tournament games instead of arcade cabinets, with the only exception being 3rd Strike which used the more traditional arcade cabinets. The reason for this change was attributed to the various software and hardware limitations of arcade cabinets at the time.[4]

Evo 2004 was also the birthplace of "Evo Moment #37", in which Daigo Umehara (playing as Ken), while facing Justin Wong (using Chun-Li), was successfully able to parry one of Chun-Li’s super moves while having very little health left and then counter with his own, winning the round and eventually the match as a result.[10]

Evo 2004 tournament results

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Kenji Obata KO Yun
2nd Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo Ken
3rd United States Justin Wong jwong Chun Li
4th Japan Toru Hashimoto Raoh Chun Li
5th Japan Keisuke Imai KSK Alex
5th Japan Katsuhisa Ota Kokujin Dudley
7th United States Hsien Chang hsien Ken
7th United States Mike Watson Ken
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Justin Wong jwong Storm/Sentinel/Commando
2nd United States David Lee Magneto/Cable/Sentinel
3rd United States Desmond Pinkney Xecutioner Sentinel/Storm/Commando
4th United States Chris Schmidt Magneto/Storm/Sentinel
5th United States Tong Ho Genghis Storm/Sentinel/Commando
5th United States Randy Lew Sentinel/Cable/Captain Commando
7th United States Sooyoung Chon SooMighty Storm/Sentinel/Commando
7th United States Peter Avila Potter Storm/Magneto/T. Bonne
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo O. Sagat, Ryu, Balrog
2nd United States John Choi Choiboy O. Sagat, Guile
3rd Japan Kuni Funada Kuni Zangief
4th United States Justin Wong Jwong O. Sagat, Chun-Li
5th United States Alex Valle CaliPower Ryu, O. Sagat
5th United States Wes Truelson Ken, Balrog
7th United States Jesse Howard Ryu
7th United States Seth Killian S-Kill E. Honda
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Yosuke Ito Kindevu A-Sakura/Bison/Blanka
2nd United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty A-Vega/Sakura/Blanka
3rd United States John Choi choiboy C-Ken/Sagat/Guile
4th Dan C-Ken/Ryu/Sagat
5th United States Justin Wong Jwong C-Ken/Ryu/Sagat
5th United States Campbell Tran Buktooth C-Ken/Ryu/Sagat
7th United States Eddie Lee A-Mai/Eagle/Vega
7th Japan Ryota Fukumoto RF A-Sakura/Bison/Blanka
Soulcalibur II
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Robert Combs RTD Xianghua, Ivy, Voldo, Nightmare
2nd United States Marquette Yarbrough Mick Cassandra, Sophitia, Voldo
3rd Canada Mystic Senior SowNemesis Sophitia, Cervantes
4th United States Christian Gonzalez Vicious Suicide Yoshimitsu
5th United States Steven Long B:L Mitsurugi
5th United States Rob Nagaro XCTU Talim
7th United States Jonathan Soon Binkley Cervantes
7th United States Steve Hanna Eternal Fighter Nightmare, Xianghua
Guilty Gear XX
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo Sol
2nd Japan Yosuke Ito Kindevu Eddie
3rd Japan Ryota Fukumoto RF Faust
4th United States Kevin Turner Shin Kensou Chipp, Eddie
5th Japan Miu Sol
5th United States Saif Ebrahim ID Sol
7th United States Daniel Realyvasquez Ruin Eddie
7th United States Peter Shou Xenotiger Faust, Axl
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Hiromiki Kumada Itabashi Shun Di
2nd United States Eric Chung Shoutime Sarah
3rd Japan Kurita Vanessa
4th United Kingdom Ryan Hart Prodigal Son Kage, Akira
5th Japan Toru Hashimoto Raoh Lau
5th United States Adam Yuki Jeffrey
7th United States Che Dunkley Cappo Pai
7th United States Jimmy Byun Maddy Akira
Tekken 4
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Anthony Tran Jackie Tran Jin
2nd United States Joshua Molinaro JinKid Jin
3rd United States Thomas Kymn TomHilfiger Nina, Steve
4th Greece Nikos Fourikis Aenica Julia
5th United Kingdom Ryan Hart Prodigal Son Heihachi
5th United States Jason Greeson USMC Ogre Paul
7th United States Chetan Chetty ChetChetty Paul
7th United States Qbert Jin
Tekken Tag Tournament
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United Kingdom Ryan Hart Prodigal Son Jin, Kazuya
2nd United States Shaun Rivera Unconkable Armor King, Devil, Anna
3rd United States Brad Vitale Slips Julia / Eddy
4th United States Nick Shin Shin Julia / Michelle
5th Italy Fabrizio Tavassi Bode Michelle / Julia
5th United States Thomas Kymn TomHilfiger Devil / Jin, Bruce / Julia
7th United States Chetan Chetty ChetChetty Jin / Devil, Armor King / Anna
7th United States Joshua Molinaro JinKid Devil / King

Evo 2005[edit]

2005 was the first year Evo was held at the Green Valley Ranch casino and hotel in Las Vegas.

Evo 2005 tournament results

Tekken Tag Tournament
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st South Korea Byeong-mun Son Qudans Jin, Kazuya
2nd United Kingdom Ryan Hart Prodigal Son
3rd United States Thomas Kymn TomHilfiger
4th United States Brad Vitale Slips
5th United States Joshua Molinaro JinKid
5th United States Christopher Villarreal Crow
7th South Korea Dong-il Shin MadDogJin
7th Japan SDZ
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Ryo Yoshida D44 BAS A-Honda/Bison/Blanka
2nd Japan Kenryo Hayashi Mago C-Honda/Sagat/Blanka
3rd Japan Yosuke Ito Kindevu
4th United States Peter Rosas Combofiend A-Rock/Rolento/Eagle
5th Japan Ryota Fukumoto RF A-Sakura/Bison/Blanka
5th Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki N-Akuma/Chun-Li/Sagat
7th United States Justin Wong Jwong A-Haohmaru/Mai/Vega
7th South Korea Hahn-hoang Kim Ohayo
Guilty Gear XX#Reload
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Ryota Fukumoto RF Faust
2nd Japan Yosuke Ito Kindevu Eddie
3rd Japan Miu Sol
4th United States Martin Phan Marn Eddie
5th United States Daniel Realyvasquez Ruin Eddie
5th Japan Kenryo Hayashi Mago Slayer
7th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Eddie
7th Japan Ryo Yoshida Bas Eddie
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Gian Dhalsim
2nd Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun-Li
3rd Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Vega
4th United States Phil Burnell DSP Vega
5th United States Campbell Tran Buktooth Chun-Li
5th United States Nick Inabnit NKI Chun-Li
7th United States Jason Cole AfroCole Dhalsim
7th United States Peter Hinh illshill E. Honda
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Duc Do Ducvader Spiral, Cable, Sentinel
2nd United States Michael Mendoza Yipes Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
3rd United States Peter Avila Potter Storm, Sentinel, Cable
4th United States Justin Wong Jwong Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
5th United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
5th United States Chris Schmidt Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
7th United States Rob Miller Rawbzilla Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando
7th United States Nick Cortese Reset Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
Tekken 5
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Christopher Villarreal Crow Steve
2nd Japan Yuu Feng Wei
3rd South Korea Dong-il Shin MadDogJin Steve
4th United States Christopher Abella jra64 Nina
5th Japan Hato Bryan
5th Japan Mishimaster Heihachi
7th United States Josh Park Arario Jack-5
7th Japan Kenbou Kawakami TARE Ganryu
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun-Li
2nd United States Justin Wong Jwong Chun-Li
3rd Japan Yoshihiko Togawa Nitto Yun
4th Japan Masahito Tsuji Mester Yun
5th United States Ricky Oritz HelloKitty Chun-Li
5th Japan Kokujin Dudley
7th Japan Ryota Fukumoto RF Chun-Li
7th Japan Joe Egami MOV Chun-Li

Evo 2006[edit]

Evo 2006 took place at the Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino in Las Vegas. 2006 was the first year that Capcom gave its official, public support of the Evolution tournaments.[citation needed] Traditionally, Evo has only included fighting games, but in 2006 it included Mario Kart DS in its lineup.[11]

Evo 2006 tournament results

Dead or Alive 4
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Carl White Perfect Legend Gen Fu
2nd United States Emmanuel Rodriguez Master Hayabusa
3rd United States Luke Hess thehighguy Lei Fang
4th United States Daniel Roberson King Hayabusa
5th United States Jeremy Florence Black Mamba Helena / Lei-Fang
5th United States Erik Argetsinger Rikuto Bayman
7th United States Jimmy Ellis JustOwnin Hitomi
7th United States Bill Menoutis Tom Brady Gen Fu
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Yosuke Ito Kindevu A-Sakura/Bison/Blanka
2nd United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty A-Vega/Sakura/Blanka
3rd United States Peter Rosas Combofiend K-Ken/Sagat/Cammy
4th United States Campbell Tran Buktooth N-Hibiki/Morrigan/Iori
5th United States Justin Wong JWong C-Vega/Blanka/Sagat
5th Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo A-Blanka/Vega/Bison
7th United States Gene Wong Hail and Kill A-Vega/Bison/Blaka
7th South Korea Kim Hahn-hoang Ohayo
Guilty Gear XX Slash Teams
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Team Bas
2nd Japan Team Daigo
3rd United States Team Alex G Sol
4th United States Team Mike B
5th United States Team R.U.N.
5th United States Team 17 Seconds
7th Japan Team Miu
7th United States Team JaMaar
Hyper Street Fighter II
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Alex Wolfe A_wolfe ST Dhalsim, CE Bison
2nd United States Jason Nelson xrolento ST Bison, CE Sagat
3rd Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido CE Bison
4th United States Alex Valle Calipower CE Sagat, ST Ryu
5th Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo ST Ryu
5th United States Graham Wolfe ST Vega, ST Balrog
7th United States John Choi Korean Inferno HF Ryu
7th United States Quoc Hung Nguyen AfroLegends ST Balrog, ST Deejay
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Justin Wong JWong Storm/Sentinel/Cyclops
2nd United States Alex De Sousa Chunksta Sentinel/Storm/Captain Commando, Magneto/Storm/Sentinel
3rd United States Nick Cortese Reset Magneto/Storm/Psylocke, Magneto/Storm/Sentinel
4th United States Sooyoung Chon SooMighty Magneto/Storm/Psylocke
5th United States Michael Mendoza IFC Yipes Storm/Sentinel/Cyclops, Magneto/Storm/Psylocke
5th United States Duc Do Ducvader Spiral/Cable/Sentinel
7th United States Jason Mar Jmar Magneto/Storm/Sentinel
7th United States Ramon Torres Eder Cable/Storm-Y/Cyclops
Tekken 5
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Christopher Villarreal Crow Steve
2nd United States Bronson Tran Bronson Ganryu
3rd United States Christopher Abella Jra64 Steve, Roger Jr.
4th United States Justin Wong Jwong Steve, Jack-5
5th United States Rich Bantegui Filthy Heihachi
5th United States Michael Brandt Jinmaster Nina
7th United States Josh Park Arario Jack-5
7th United States Anthony Tran Jackie Tran Nina
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Yoshihiko Togawa Nitto Yun
2nd Japan Issei Suzuki Issei Yun
3rd Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun-Li
4th Japan Masahito Tsuji Mester Yun
5th United States Michael Fauson PyroLee Yun
5th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Chun-Li, Urien
7th United States Amir Amirsaleh Amir Chun-Li
7th United States Alex Valle Calipower Ken

Evo 2007[edit]

Evo 2007 took place from July 17 to July 19 at the Green Valley Ranch, in Las Vegas. The game roster had eight games, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Virtua Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Street Fighter II Turbo, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Guilty Gear XX Λ Core, and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Evo 2007 tournament results

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun-Li
2nd Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Chun-Li, Urien
3rd United States Alex Valle Calipower Ken, Ryu
4th United States Mike Wakefield Makoto Mike Makoto
5th United States Ryan Harvey Fubarduck Chun-Li
5th United States David Hem Aznhitler Necro
7th United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty Chun-Li
7th United States Ed Ma Ken
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Ryo Yoshida BAS A-Blanka, Vega, M. Bison
2nd United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty A-Vega, Sakura, Blanka
3rd United States Justin Wong Jwong C-Vega, Chun-Li, Sagat/A-Vega, Sakura, Blanka
4th Japan Yosuke Ito Kindevu A-Sakura, M. Bison, Blanka
5th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido A-Sakura, M. Bison, Blanka
5th United States Campbell Tran Buktooth N-Iori, Chun-Li, Dan, Morrigan
7th United States John Choi Choiboy C-Sakura, Ken, Sagat, Guile
7th United States Peter Rosas Combofiend K-Ken, Sagat, Cammy
Virtua Fighter 5
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Hiromiki Kumada Itazan Shun Di
2nd Japan Ohnuki Shinya Nuki Aoi, Pai
3rd Japan Otome Jacky
4th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Pai
5th Australia Mike Abdow Myke Kage
5th Japan Tetsuya Inoue Ino Kage
7th United States S. Romanova Renzo Brad
7th United States Sean Howard Brad
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Vega
2nd United States John Choi Choiboy Ryu, O. Sagat
3rd United States Graham Wolfe GWolfe Balrog, Vega
4th United States Quoc Hung Nguyen AfroLegends Dee Jay, Balrog
5th United States David Sirlin Sirlin Honda, M. Bison, Vega
5th United States Nick Inabnit NKI Chun-Li
7th Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun-Li
7th United States Alex Valle CaliPower Ryu
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Michael Mendoza IFC Yipes Magneto/Storm/Psylocke
2nd United States Justin Wong Jwong Storm/Sentinel/Cyclops, Magneto/Storm/Psylocke
3rd United States Erik Arroyo Smoothviper Sentinel/Storm/Captain Commando
4th United States Chris Schmidt TehBoogieman Storm/Sentinel/Captain Commando
5th United States Brandon DeShields Demon Hyo Magneto/Storm/Psylocke
5th United States Loren Riley Fanatiq Magneto/Storm/Psylocke
7th United States Sanford Kelly Santhrax Storm/Sentinel/Captain Commando
7th United States Peter Avila Potter
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Josh Park Arario Jack-5
2nd United States Spero Gineros Spero Gin Eddy
3rd United States Bronson Tran Insanelee Ganryu
4th United States Derek Lee KaNe Devil Jin
5th United States Rich Bantegui Filthy Heihachi
5th United States Brad Vitale Slips Eddy
7th United States Jimmy Tran Mr. Naps Bryan
7th United States Andy Lam 725 Steve
Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Teams
Place Player Alias Team Name Character(s)
1st Japan Team Yossan
2nd Japan Team Shittalk
3rd Japan Team Kabuki Sol
4th United States Team Matlockdown
5th United States Team Over 9000
5th Japan Team Cue
7th Japan Team Tokido
7th Japan Team Miu
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Ken Hoang SephirothKen Marth
2nd United States Hugo Gonzalez Hugs Samus
3rd United States Joseph Marquez MaNg0 Jigglypuff
4th United States Christopher Szygiel PC Chris Falco, Fox
5th United States Daniel Rodriguez ChuDat Ice Climbers, Pikachu
5th United States Eddie Howells Eddie Ganondorf
7th United States Kashan Khan Chillindude Fox
7th United States Alex Fuentes DieSuperFly Sheik

Evo 2008[edit]

Evo 2008 took place at the Tropicana Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. from August 8 to August 10.[12] The tournament would feature six games within its official roster: Capcom vs. SNK 2, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.[13]

Evo 2008 also allowed attendees a preview of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.[citation needed]

Evo 2008 tournament results

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike[14]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun-Li
2nd United States Justin Wong Jwong Chun-Li
3rd United States Amir Amirsaleh Amir Chun-Li
4th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Chun-Li, Urien
5th United States Ryan Harvey Fubarduck Chun-Li
5th United States J.R. Rodriguez JR Akuma
7th United Kingdom Ryan Hart Prodigal Son Ken, Yun
7th United States Mike Watson Watts Yun, Ken
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Justin Wong Jwong Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando
2nd United States Alex De Sousa Chunksta Magneto, Storm, Sentinel
3rd United States Erik Arroyo Smoothviper Magneto, Cable, Sentinel
4th United States Crizzle Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
5th United States Toan Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
5th United States Wes Matsui Blockable Laser Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando
7th United States MegamanDS Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
7th United States Loren Riley Fanatiq Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States John Choi Choiboy C-Ken/Cammy/Sagat
2nd Japan Ryo Yoshida BAS A-Vega/Blanka/Bison
3rd United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty A-Vega/Sagat/Blanka
4th United States Justin Wong Jwong C-Vega/Iori/Sagat, C-Vega/Cammy/Sagat
5th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido A-Sakura/Bison/Blanka
5th United States Gene Wong Hall & Kill A-Vega/Blanka/Bison
7th United States Campbell Tran Buktooth N-Morrigan/Iori/Hibiki
7th United States Peter Rosas Combofiend
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States John Choi Choiboy Ryu, O. Sagat, Ken
2nd Japan Shinya Ohnuki Nuki Chun-Li
3rd United States Alex Valle CaliPower Ryu
4th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Vega
5th United States David Sirlin Sirlin M. Bison, Vega, Blanka
5th Japan Kusumondo E. Honda
7th United States Justin Wong Jwong Vega, O. Ken
7th United States Jason de Heras Shirts Dhalsim
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United Kingdom Ryan Hart Prodigal Son Kazuya
2nd Puerto Rico Paco Vilaró Gandido Devil Jin
3rd Puerto Rico Mario Canales Cano Eddy Gordo
4th United States Owen King
5th United States Justin Luria Lingmassacre Ling
5th United States Rene Maistry DJ KOR Ganryu
7th United States Reepal Parbhoo Rip Law
7th United States Som Feng
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Asim Mehta CPU R.O.B.
2nd United States Ken Hoang SephirothKen Marth
3rd United States Ricky Diaz Hall Snake
4th United States Kyle King SK92 Falco
5th United States Peapo Peach
5th United States Darwin Snake
7th United States Bobby WDRM Lucas
7th United States Nicolas Henri Bardol BarDulL Marth, King Dedede

Evo 2009[edit]

Evo 2009 took place on July 17 to July 19.[15] Held at the Rio Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the tournament itself would feature six game in its official roster: Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter IV.[16] Notably, the newly released Street Fighter IV increased Evo attendance by a considerable margin, and the tournament for it alone boasted more 1000 participants, almost three times that of the tournaments for the other games.[17]

Evo 2009 tournament results

Street Fighter IV[18][19]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo Ryu
2nd United States Justin Wong JWong Rufus, Balrog, Abel
3rd United States Ed Ma Akuma, Zangief
4th United States Sanford Kelly Santhrax Akuma, Cammy
5th United States Long Tran ShadyK Akuma
5th Puerto Rico Eduardo Pérez-Frangie vVv Scrub Balrog, E. Honda
7th Japan Takashi Hukushi Dan Ryu
7th United States Ricky Ortiz HelloKitty Rufus
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Hung Nguyen Afro Legends Balrog, Dee Jay
2nd United States John Choi Choiboy Ryu
3rd United States Damien Dailidenas Damdai Ken, Zangief
4th United States Graham Wolfe GWolf Balrog
5th Canada Louis Paquin Thelo E. Honda
5th United States David Sirlin Sirlin Fei Long, Cammy, M. Bison
7th United States Alex Valle CaliPower Ryu
7th United States Alex Salguero Sin Dhalsim
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Sanford Kelly Santhrax Storm, Sentinel, Captain Commando
2nd United States Justin Wong JWong Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops
3rd United States Michael Mendoza IFC Yipes Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
4th United States Bill Wellman Deus
5th United States Marc Ansay MadBooFace Magneto, Sentinel, Captain Commando
5th United States Sooyoung Chon SooMighty Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
7th United States Jay Son Ytwojay Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
7th United States Erik Arroyo SmoothViper
Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Saudi Arabia Abdullatif Alhmili Latif Eddie
2nd United States Martin Phan Marn Eddie, Jam
3rd United States Peter Susini FlashMetroid May
4th United States David Lardiere Hellmonkey Baiken
5th United States Mike Boczar Elvenshadow Faust
5th United States Alex Tsakanikaas Senkei Faust
7th Japan Dong Yim Wuku Testament
7th France Philippe Tanovan Joe Higashi Chipp
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 2 vs. 2 Teams
Place Player Alias Character(s) State
1st United States Justin Wong
Japan Issei Suzuki
jwong
Issei
Chun-Li
Yun
New York
Japan
2nd United States Jimmy Tran
United States Rommel Macatangay
Emphy
Rom
Urien
Yang
California
3rd United States Mark Rogoyski
United States Ryan Harvey
Mopreme
Fubarduck
Ryu
Chun-Li
Texas
4th United States Alex Valle
United States J.R. Rodriguez
CaliPower
J.R.
Ken
Akuma
California
5th United States Lee Cephas
United States Jaime Morin
Cephas
Starboy
Dudley
Ken
Texas
5th United States Amir
United States Thomas
Amir
The Pad Player
Chun-Li
Ibuki
California
7th United States Hsien Chang
United States Ricky Ortiz
hsien
HelloKitty
Yun
Chun Li
Texas
California
7th United States Mike Zaimont
United States Sanchez
Mike Z
Sanchez
Makoto
Alex
California
Soulcalibur IV
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st France Jonathan Ledy Malek Ivy
2nd United States Phillip Atkinson KDZaster Cassandra, Astaroth
3rd United States Joseph Freire Thugish_pond Amy, Hilde
4th United States Ceirnian Hilde
5th Dominican Republic Norman Sainz Omega Zasalamel, Nightmare
5th United States Robert Combs RTD Hilde
7th United States AlphaMale Voldo
7th United States Dreamkiller Amy

Evo 2010[edit]

Evo 2010 had a massive number of competitors, with Super Street Fighter IV amassing approximately 1,800 players to duel for a $20,000 guaranteed prize pot. Most notable in this EVO was Justin Wong cementing his dominance in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 in its proverbial swan song, defeating the champion of the previous year, Sanford Kelly. Also notable was Wong failing to make the top 8 in Super Street Fighter IV, falling victim first to Vance "Vangief" Wu, and soon after to Taiwanese player Bruce "GamerBee" Hsiang. Melty Blood: Actress Again was included after a poll on Shoryuken.com to decide on the final game of the tournament, beating out Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Soulcalibur IV, and The King of Fighters XII.[20] BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger was to be included, but after a majority of the community moved on to BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, the decision was made to replace it with Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Also notable was G4's limited coverage of the event, even offering X-Play host Adam Sessler for commentary of the Super Street Fighter IV finals.[21]

Evo 2010 tournament results

Super Street Fighter IV[22][23]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo Ryu
2nd United States Ricky Ortiz EG Ricky Ortiz Rufus, Chun-Li
3rd South Korea Seon-Woo Lee Infiltration Akuma, Juri
4th United States Mike Ross Mike Ross E. Honda
5th Taiwan Bruce Hsiang GamerBee Adon
5th United States Vance Wu BLG Vangief Zangief
7th United States Henry Cen Golden Cen E. Honda, Dhalsim
7th United States Shane Cummings Shizza Chun-Li
Tekken 6
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st South Korea Hyun-kyu Park Nin Steve
2nd United States Reepal Parbhoo Rip Law
3rd United States Jimmy Tran Mr. Naps Bryan, Bruce
4th United States Jim Esmersey Devil Jim Julia
5th United States James Garrett JustFrameJames Law
5th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Bob
7th United States Chris Villarreal Crow Bob, Lars
7th United States Rene Maistry GMMA Kor Bob, Lars
Melty Blood: Actress Again
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Yoichiro Aruga Garu H-Kohaku, H-VSion
2nd United States Steve Barthelemy Lord Knight H-Kohaku
3rd Mexico Antonio Medrano Kusanagi H-Aoko
4th United States Byron Barzabal HF Blade C-Ciel
5th United States Brandon Lee Brandino F-Ciel
5th United States Yuji Tanaka YAT H-Tohno
7th Japan James Xie C-Mech Hisui
7th United States Eric Gutierrez Numakie C-Hisui
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Martin Phan EG Marn Zero, Alex, Tekkaman Blade
2nd United States Kevin Baigan KBeast Yatterman-1, Batsu, Megaman Volnutt, Tekkaman, Yatterman-2
3rd United States Justin Wong EG JWong Jun the Swan, Chun-Li, Ryu, Karas
4th United States Jeff Blyden Kurasa Doronjo, Chun-Li, Saki
5th Canada Brett Navarro Psychochronic PTX-40A, Doronjo, Soki
5th United States Edward Valdez RoyalFlush Polimar, Ippatsuman, Tekkaman, Tekkaman Blade, Viewtiful Joe
7th United States Christian Sutton Skisonic Gold Lightan, Ken the Eagle, Yatterman-1
7th United States Adam Heart Keits Tekkaman Blade, Ryu, Gold Lightan
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Darryl Lewis Snake Eyes Zangief
2nd United States DGV Ryu
3rd United States Quoc Hung Nguyen AfroLegends Balrog, Dee Jay
4th Japan Daigo Umehara Daigo Balrog, Ryu
5th United States Jason Cole Afro Cole Dhalsim
5th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido Vega, E. Honda
7th United States Alex Valle CaliPower Ryu, Sagat
7th United States Ryan Cadiente RyRy Ryu
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Justin Wong EG JWong Storm, Sentinel, Cyclops
2nd United States Sanford Kelly EMP Santhrax Storm, Sentinel, Cable
3rd United States Daniel Maniago Clockw0rk Strider Hiryu, Sentinel, Doctor Doom
4th United States Michael Mendoza IFC Yipes Storm, Magneto, Psylocke
5th United States Abraham Sotelo Neo Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando
5th United States Chris Scott Crizzle Magneto, Storm, Psylocke
7th United States Arthur Catigbe Chaos Nightwolf Sentinel, Storm, Captain Commando
7th United States Robert Tim Storm, Sentinel, Captain Commando
Super Street Fighter IV Women's Invitational
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st France Marie-Laure Norindr aAa Kayane Chun-Li
2nd United States Sola Adesiji DMG BurnYourBra Ken, Gouken, Rose
3rd United States Yellowgal Chun-Li
4th United States Lina Yu Blanka

Evo 2011[edit]

Street Fighter cosplayers at Evo 2011

For Evo 2011, a tournament season was announced in which players could earn ranking points at one of eight tournaments. It took place at the Rio Las Vegas from July 29 to July 31, utilizing a 55,000-square-foot (5,100 m2) ballroom. All 50 states of the U.S. were represented, as well as 44 additional countries.[24][25] On July 25, 2011, it was announced that PlayStation Home users could watch a live stream of the tournament.[26] Evo 2011 was the most viewed event in its history, its livestream watched by over 2 million unique viewers on UStream over the course of the event.[27]

In attendance was Street Fighter series producer Ono Yoshinori, who announced a free balance patch for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition.[28] Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada was also on hand to show new mechanics for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Soulcalibur V.[29][30] Other unreleased games shown were Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII, Skullgirls and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition. A Skullgirls side tournament was held in which the winner received a one-of-a-kind Skullgirls-themed arcade stick.[31][32] Media outlets G4, GameSpot and Destructoid were all present to cover the event.[31][33]

A notable occurrence in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament was the success an eight-year-old named Noah Solis, whose team included Hulk, Sentinel and Albert Wesker. Solis's performance included a perfect round in less than ten seconds. Solis was eventually eliminated by Mortal Kombat finalist Chris G.[34] In an interview with Giant Bomb, Solis's father, Moises Solis, spoke of how he intends to support his son's success in fighting games, citing video games as one way alongside education to avoid falling into gang culture.[35]

Evo 2011 tournament results

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition[36]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Keita Ai Fuudo Fei Long
2nd Saudi Arabia Abdullatif Alhmili Brokentier Latif C.Viper
3rd South Korea Chung-gon Lee Totalheads POONGKO Seth
4th Japan Daigo Umehara MCZ Daigo Yun
5th Japan Yosuke Ito eLive|Pro Kindevu Yun
5th Japan Hajime Taniguchi Tokido MCZ Akuma
7th United States Joshua Philpot Wolfkrone C.Viper
7th United States Peter Susini FlashMetroid Zangief, C.Viper
Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Jay Snyder BOX Viscant Wesker/Haggar/Phoenix, Wesker/Iron Man/Phoenix
2nd United States Eduardo Pérez-Frangie MCZ|DMG PR Balrog Dante/Wolverine/Tron, Dante/Amaterasu/Wolverine
3rd United States Justin Wong EG Justin Wong She-Hulk/Wolverine/Akuma, Storm/Wesker/Akuma, Wolverine/Storm/Akuma
4th United States Peter Rosas coL.CC Combofiend She-Hulk/Taskmaster/Spencer
5th United States Noel Brown UVG Noel Brown Wesker/Wolverine/Akuma, Wolverine/Wesker/Phoenix
5th United States Ryan Ramirez coL.CC Filipino Champ Magneto/Sentinel/Phoenix, Magneto/Dormammu/Phoenix
7th United States Tinh Ngo Mine Wesker/Taskmaster/Phoenix
7th United States Raymond Monsada X-Ray Dante/Amaterasu/Magneto
Mortal Kombat
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Carl White EMP Perfect Legend Kung Lao
2nd United States Giuseppe Grosso vVv REO Mileena, Cyrax
3rd United States Eric Akins JOP Johnny Cage, Raiden
4th United States Christopher Gonzalez NYChris G Reptile
5th United States Denzell Terry Denzell Terry Liu Kang
5th United States Steve Brownback 16 Bit Kitana
7th United States Pirrelli Trumer ATL Redd Liu Kang
7th United States Anthony Villanueva OnlineTony213 Kabal
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Alex Chen Spark Hakumen
2nd United States Steve Barthelemy Lord Knight Litchi, Makoto
3rd Japan Hajime Taniguchi MCZ|Tokido Noel
4th United States Kyle Bourne Zong One Carl
5th United States Rob Nagaro HeartNana Makoto
5th United States Severin Victor Severin Lambda-11
7th United States Damien Brantley Dsmoove12 Noel
7th United States Wuku Hazama
Tekken 6
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Rene Maistry DMG|Kor Bob
2nd United States Shawn Swain Fab Bob, Miguel
3rd United States Reepal Parbhoo Rip Law
4th United States James Garrett JustFrameJames Law, Baek
5th United States Christopher Villarreal Crow Bob
5th United States Jimmy Tran Mr. Naps Bryan
7th United Kingdom Ryan Hart LLL|Ryan Hart Kazuya
7th Japan Hajime Taniguchi MCZ|Tokido Bob

Evo 2012[edit]

Evo 2012 took place July 6 to July 8, 2012, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.[37] On January 3, Joey Cuellar announced that Evo 2012 would have 6 main tournament games, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012), Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat, Soulcalibur V, The King of Fighters XIII and Street Fighter X Tekken. The tournament series from the previous year returned, featuring seeding points for all six games in 17 events all across the world.[38]

Evo 2012 tournament results

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012)[39]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st South Korea Seon-Woo Lee WW.MCZ Infiltration Akuma, Gouken
2nd Taiwan Bruce Hsiang AVerMedia GamerBee Adon
3rd United States Eduardo Pérez-Frangie CVapor PR Balrog Balrog
4th China Zhuojun Zeng eLivePro Qanba Xiaohai Cammy
5th Japan Daigo Umehara MCZ Daigo Umehara Ryu
5th Hong Kong Jonny Cheng HumanBomb Sakura
7th United States Kevin Landon BT Dieminion Guile
7th South Korea Chung-gon Lee TH Poongko Seth
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Ryan Ramirez coL.CC Filipino Champ Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom, Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix
2nd United States Carlos Randay LxG Infrit Nova/Spencer/Sentinel
3rd United States Christopher Gonzalez FC NYChris G Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Akuma, Wesker/Ryu/Hawkeye, Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Hawkeye
4th United States Peter Rosas coL.CC Combofiend Nova/Spencer/Hawkeye, She-Hulk/Taskmaster/Spencer
5th Mexico César García TA Frutsy M.O.D.O.K./Captain America/Taskmaster
5th United States Job Figueroa Flocker Zero/Vergil/Hawkeye, Zero/Vergil/Strider Hiryu
7th United States Justin Wong EG Justin Wong Wolverine/Storm/Akuma, Spencer/Vergil/Frank West
7th United States Jay Son Y2J Wolverine/Spencer/Magneto
Street Fighter X Tekken 2 vs. 2 Teams
Place Team Name Player Alias Character(s)
1st Western Wolves South Korea Seon-Woo Lee
South Korea Ryan Ahn
WW.MCZ Infiltration
WW.MCZ Laugh
Rolento
Ryu
2nd FGTV United States Eduardo Pérez-Frangie
United States Ricky Ortiz
CVapor PR Balrog
EG Ricky Ortiz
Ryu
Rufus
3rd Mad Catz/Razer Japan Hajime Taniguchi
Japan Keita Ai
MCZ Tokido
RZR Fuudo
Chun Li
Ryu
4th Complexity Cross Counter United States Peter Rosas
United States Mike Ross
coL.CC Combofiend
coL.CC Mike Ross
Julia
Marduk
5th TotalHeads Japan Joe Egami
South Korea Chung-gon Lee
TH MOV
TH Poongko
Ryu
Kazuya
5th Eternal Rivals/PxG United States Richard Nguyen
United States Darryl Lewis
ER MCZ Richard Nguyen
PxG SnakeEyes
Law
Zangief
7th KazBon Japan Ryota Inoue
Japan Masato Takahashi
Kazunoko
Bonchan
Raven
Ken
7th Algo Cacho
Chile Victor Duarte
Chile Rubén Ponce
Evil_Craa
Sicario
Ryu
Rolento
Mortal Kombat
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Carl White EMP KN Perfect Legend Kung Lao
2nd United States Emmanuel Brito vVv NOS CD Jr. Jax, Kabal, Rain
3rd United States Brantley McCaskill Pig of the Hut Kenshi, Mileena
4th United States Malik Terry IGL MIT Johnny Cage, Reptile, Scorpion, Stryker
5th United States Christian Quiles CoCo ForeverKing Sonya, Kung Lao, Kenshi
5th United States Julian E. Escobar EGP XBlades Liu Kang
7th United States Mario Sako CoCo M2Dave Freddy Krueger
7th United States Elijah Williamson EGP Tyrant Jax
The King of Fighters XIII
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st South Korea Kwang-noh Lee CafeID MadKOF Duo Lon, King, Kim, Chin
2nd Mexico Armando Velázquez IGL Bala Billy, Iori, Shen, Takuma, Ralf, Clark, Benimaru
3rd South Korea Min-su Shin CafeID Verna EX Iori, Duo Lon, Kim, Shen
4th South Korea Pil-su Jun CafeID Guts Saiki, EX Iori, Vice, Shen, Mr Karate
5th Mexico José Navarrete vVv TC Romance King, Benimaru, Yuri, Hwa
5th South Korea Myung-gu Kang CafeID Lacid Ash, Kyo, Kim
7th United States Reynald Tacsuan AS Reynald Mr Karate, Benimaru, Kim
7th Taiwan Yang Yao Ren Yang Yao Ren Mr Karate, Mature, Hwa
Soulcalibur V
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Naoaki Yanagihara Shining Decopon Tira
2nd Singapore Jovian Chan Shen Chan Cervantes
3rd United States Omar Mohammed Something-Unique Pyrrha
4th United States Jonathan Vo Woahhzz α Patroklos
5th Japan Michio Irie CRNA Ruka Patroklos
5th United States Sean Paquette Xephukai Astaroth, Patroklos
7th Japan Takeaki Takahata Kamaage Mitsurugi
7th South Korea Moon-su Jang CafeID Kura Patroklos

Evo 2013[edit]

Evo 2013 was announced on December 2, 2012. It was held on July 12–14 at Paris Las Vegas.[40] On January 8, Joey Cuellar announced that EVO 2013 would have eight main tournament games, with the first seven revealed being Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012), Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter X Tekken (Version 2013), The King of Fighters XIII, and Persona 4 Arena. The eighth game was voted on by players via online donations, all proceeds of which went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.[41] The eventual winner of the poll was Super Smash Bros. Melee with $94,683 raised for that game, while the total amount of donations was $225,744.[42] Nintendo of America initially sent a cease and desist letter to cancel the streaming of Melee matches, although after popular backlash a live stream was ultimately allowed to be carried out as planned.[43][44] On May 7, 2013 it was announced that Injustice: Gods Among Us would be a main tournament game, thus expanding the game roster from eight to nine.[45]

Evo 2013 tournament results

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012)[46]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Singapore Kun Xian Ho DM.MCZ|Xian Gen
2nd Japan Hajime Taniguchi MCZ|Tokido Akuma
3rd South Korea Seon-Woo Lee Infiltration Akuma, Hakan, Ryu
4th United States Eduardo Pérez-Frangie EG|PR Balrog Balrog, Fei Long
5th Japan Naoto Sako HORI|Sako Ibuki, Evil Ryu
5th Japan Tatsuya Haitani Haitani Makoto
7th Japan Daigo Umehara MCZ|Daigo Umehara Ryu
7th Taiwan Bruce Hsiang AVM|GamerBee Adon
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Job Figueroa FS.EMP|Flocker Zero/Vergil/Hawkeye
2nd United States Justin Wong EG|Justin Wong Wolverine/Storm/Akuma, Wolverine/Spencer/Frank West
3rd United States Armando Mejia Angelic Wolverine/Dormammu/Shuma-Gorath
4th United States Jonathan Morales Cloud805 Zero/Vergil/Dante
5th United States Ryan Ramirez coL|Filipino Champ Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix, Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom
5th United States Christopher Gonzalez AGE|NYChrisG Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Vergil, Morrigan/Magneto/Doctor Doom, Amaterasu/Morrigan/Phoenix
7th United States Vu Tra Ranmasama Haggar/Dormammu/Magneto
7th Peru Zack Fernandez ATX|Zack Zero/Vergil/Dante
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Phillip Atkinson VxG.EMP|KDZ Superman
2nd United States Denzell Terry Crazy DJT 88 Green Lantern, Doomsday
3rd United States Christopher Gonzalez AGE|NYChrisG Green Arrow, Black Adam
4th United States Frank Amaral EGP.FLK|MF Slayer909 Superman, Wonder Woman
5th United States Jivan Karapetian EMPR|Theo Superman
5th United States Dustin Kane RDK|Godspeed Black Adam, Aquaman
7th United States Giuseppe Grosso VxG.EMP|REO Batman
7th United States Eduardo Pérez-Frangie EG|PR Balrog Killer Frost
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Joseph Marquez MIOM|Mango Fox, Falco
2nd United States Robert Wright Wobbles Ice Climbers
3rd United States Juan Debiedma CT|Hungrybox Jigglypuff
4th Sweden Adam Lindgren Armada Peach
5th United States Kevin Nanney VGBC|Dr. PeePee Falco
5th United States Jason Zimmerman CT.EMP|Mew2King Fox, Sheik, Marth
7th United States DaJuan McDaniel Shroomed Dr. Mario
7th Germany Mustafa Akcakaya Ice Sheik, Zelda
The King of Fighters XIII
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Reynald Tacsuan AS|Reynald EX Kyo/Benimaru/Chin, EX Kyo/Benimaru/Kim, Kim/Benimaru/Chin, Benimaru/Takuma/Chin
2nd Japan Hee San Woo Woo Ryo/Kim/Mai, Ryo/Takuma/Kim
3rd South Korea Kwang-noh Lee CafeId.RZR|MadKOF King/Shen/Kim, Duo Lon/King/Kim, Duo Lon/Kim/Shen
4th Japan Hajime Taniguchi MCZ.Tokido EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Kim
5th South Korea Min-su Shin Cafeid.RZR|Verna Duo Lon/Mr. Karate/Kim, Duo Lon/Mr. Karate/Iori
5th Singapore Kun Xian Ho DM.MCZ|Xian EX Iori/Mr. Karate/EX Kyo, Elisabeth/EX Iori/EX Kyo
7th Mexico Jose Navarrete AGE|Romance King/Yuri/Benimaru
7th France Marvin Forestal Fox Ryo/Mr. Karate/Chin, Chin/Mr. Karate/Iori
Street Fighter X Tekken (Version 2013)
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st South Korea Seon-Woo Lee Infiltration Jin/Alisa
2nd United States Justin Wong EG|Justin Wong Hwoarang/Chun-Li
3rd Japan Joe Egami MOV Law/Cammy, Law/Nina
4th United States Alex Valle LU|Alex Valle Yoshimitsu/Lars
5th United States Anthony Millare TZA Chun-Li/Law
5th South Korea Chung-gon Lee CafeId|Poongko Nina/Kazuya, Ryu/Kazuya
7th United States David-Paul Mattock KS|Jibbo Sagat/Jin
7th Japan Kouhei Tamura Esuta Law/King, Law/Bob
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st South Korea Jae-min Bae CafeId|Knee Devil Jin/Bruce, Dragunov/Marduk, Heihachi/Lars
2nd United States Bronson Tran Eightarc|Bronson Ogre/Jinpachi
3rd United States Michael Ramos AGE|StringBean Bob/Alisa
4th South Korea Hyun-kyu Park CafeId|NIN Devil Jin/Lars, Steve/Marduk
5th United States James Garrett AGE|JustFrame James Yoshimitsu/Marshall Law, Hwoarang/Marshall Law
5th United States Mohammed Kayyal MoneyInc|Kayyal King/Armor King
7th United States Matthew Szabo Eightarc|Mateo Jack-6/Feng, Bob/Slim Bob
7th United States Eduardo Rada MoneyInc|EddieBoyMang Christie/Eddy
Mortal Kombat
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Denzell Terry Crazy DJT 88 Cyrax
2nd United States Giuseppe Grosso VxG.EMP|REO Kabal
3rd United States Lenin Castillo My God 88 Sonya, Liu Kang
4th United States Christian Quiles Forever King 88 Kung Lao, Kenshi
5th United States Steve Brownback GGA|16 Bit Kitana
5th United States Carl White Fnatic|Perfect Legend Kung Lao, Kabal
7th United States Ryan Gonzalez Wound Cowboy 88 Shang Tsung
7th United States Alex Rayis RDK.CORN|DetroitBalln Kabal
Persona 4 Arena
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Yume Aigis
2nd United States Steve Barthelemy Lord Knight Mitsuru Kirijo
3rd United States Jose Llera BananaKen Shadow Labrys
4th United States Eddie Sayles Brkrdave Teddie
5th Japan Chuan He Stunedge Yukiko Amagi
5th Japan DIE-chan Mitsuru Kirijo
7th Japan Domi Akihiko Sanada
7th United States Alex Chen Spark Teddie

Evo 2014[edit]

Evo 2014 was announced on September 15, 2013. It was held on July 11–13, 2014 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino[6] On February 6, 2014, Cuellar announced that Evo 2014 would include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Injustice: Gods Among Us, The King of Fighters XIII, Killer Instinct, and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, while also mentioning that discussions were ongoing with Nintendo on the possible inclusion of Super Smash Bros. Melee.[47] Melee was eventually officially added to the roster with Nintendo's approval.[48][49] Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was also later added to the roster.[50]

Evo 2014 tournament results

Ultra Street Fighter IV[51]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st France Olivier Hay MD|Luffy Rose
2nd Japan Masato Takahashi Bonchan Sagat
3rd Japan Keita Ai RZR|Fuudo Fei Long
4th United States Darryl Lewis RG|Snake Eyez Zangief
5th United States Ricky Ortiz EG|Ricky Ortiz Rufus, Rolento
5th Singapore Ghim Kee Eng RZR|Gackt Fei Long
7th Japan Naoto Sako HORI|Sako Ibuki, Elena, Evil Ryu, Gen
7th Japan Yusuke Momochi EG|Momochi Ken, Juri
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Justin Wong EG|JWong Wolverine/Storm/Akuma
2nd United States Christopher Gonzalez GG|NYChrisG Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Vergil, Morrigan/Magneto/Doctor Doom
3rd United States Ryan Ramirez RG|Filipino Champ Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom, Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix, Morrigan/Magneto/Doctor Doom
4th United States Raynel Hidalgo CTRL|RayRay Magneto/Doctor Doom/Sentinel
5th United States Jan-Michael del Rio Jan Hulk/Shuma-Gorath/Haggar
5th United States Job Figueroa RG|Flocker Zero/Vergil/Hawkeye, Zero/Dante/Vergil
7th United States Steven Delgado HoC.BIFU|Insaynne Nova/Spencer/Doctor Doom
7th United States Martin Phan MRN|Marn Zero/Vergil/Strider
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Joseph Marquez C9|Mang0 Fox
2nd United States Juan Debiedma CRS|Hungrybox Jigglypuff
3rd Sweden Adam Lindgren P4K.EMP|Armada Peach, Young Link
4th United States Kevin Nanney EG|PPMD Falco, Marth
5th United States Jeffrey Williamson MOR|Axe Pikachu
5th United States Jason Zimmerman P4K.EMP|Mew2King Marth, Sheik
7th United States Otto Bisno GC|Silent Wolf Fox
7th United States Jeremy Westfahl Fly Amanita Ice Climbers
Killer Instinct
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Emmanuel Brito KN.RM|CDjr Sadira, Jago
2nd United States Jonathan Deleon RG|Rico Suave Thunder, Fulgore, Glacius, Jago, Sabrewulf
3rd United States Justin Wong EG|JWong Sabrewulf
4th United States Neilimen Alicea Gutter Magic Thunder
5th United States Lenin Castillo IC.ENTH|MyGod88 Sabrewulf
5th United States Grant Gibson Tswagg Sadira
7th United States Brian Rincon Mr. Grimmmz Jago
7th United States Erik Johnson Pretty E Orchid
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st Japan Keiji Okamoto Galileo Litchi
2nd Japan Ryo Nozaki Dogura Azrael
3rd Japan Ryuji Utsumi BE.TSB|Dora_Bang Bang
4th Japan Yoshiki Kouno Yoshiki Nu-13
5th Japan Shunichi Kubota N-O Rachel
5th Japan Kizuki Kudo Tiku Tager
7th United States Derek Bruscas sG Litchi
7th Japan Satoshi Kawai Tochigin Azrael
The King of Fighters XIII
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st China Zhuojun Zeng Qanba|Xiao Hai EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Kim
2nd Japan Hajime Taniguchi MCZ|Tokido EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Chin
3rd Taiwan Jiahong Lin LDA|ET Clark/Mr. Karate/EX Iori, EX Iori/Mr. Karate/Kim
4th South Korea Kwang-noh Lee Cafe id|Mad KOF Duo Lon/Daimon/Kim, Duo Lon/Chin/Kim
5th United States Josimar Jimenez TC|Yoshi EX Kyo/Benimaru/Shen, EX Kyo/Billy/Shen
5th Japan Heesan Woo Woo King/Takuma/Kim
7th United States Nick Woods TC|Chris KOF Duo Lon/Iori/Shen
7th Chile Felipe Torres VGM|Misterio Yuri/Saiki/King
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Dominique McLean RG|SonicFox Batgirl
2nd United States Brant McCaskill AK|Pig of the Hut Zod
3rd United States Malik Terry IC|MIT 88 Deathstroke, Aquaman
4th United States Kyle Panlilio GGA|pimpimjim Hawkgirl, Raven, Shazam
5th United States Denzell Terry IC|DJT 88 Aquaman, Doomsday, Green Lantern, The Flash
5th United States Ozzie Delisle EMPR|Noobe Doomsday
7th United States Jivan Karapetian FRQ.EMPR|Theo Aquaman
7th United States Steve Brownback GGA|16 Bit Catwoman
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st South Korea Hyun-jin Kim Twitch|JDCR Heihachi/Armor King
2nd Japan Genki Kumisaka Twitch.MCP|Gen Bob/Leo
3rd Japan Akihiro Abe BE|Ao Alisa/Miguel
4th United States Jimmy Tran JimmyJTran Bryan/Dragunov
5th United States Hoa Luu Anakin JACK-6/P-JACK
5th United States Eduardo Rada Inkognito Bryan/Bob
7th United States James Garrett JustFrameJames Marshall Law/Yoshimitsu
7th Saudi Arabia Muhanned Alseihati BMNS-13 Hwoarang/Baek

Evo 2015[edit]

Evo 2015 is scheduled to take place on July 17–19, 2015 at the Bally's / Paris Las Vegas Casino.[52] On January 20, 2015, Cuellar announced that Evo 2015 would include Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Tekken 7.[53]

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