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Evolution Championship Series on Gamersyde!

Evolution Championship Series on Gamersyde!

Forget NBA, Euro 2012 or even Baseball, this summer is all about Evo! You may not have heard about the Evolution Championship Series - shame on you - so I will present it very briefly. Evo is the biggest fighting game tournament of the year and it is happening this week-end (July 6th-8th) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UPDATE : Results have been added


Street Fighter IV : Arcade Edition Version 2012

1. WW|Infiltration (Akuma)
2. AVM|GamerBee (Adon)
3. CVPR|PR Balrog (Balrog)
4. eLive|Xiaohai (Cammy)
5. MCZ|Daigo (Ryu)
5. HumanBomb (Sakura)
7. BT|Dieminion (Guile)
7. TH|Poongko (Seth)

9. Kindevu (Cammy)
9. Haitani (Makoto)
9. RZR|Fuudo (Fei Long)
9. Dogura (M. Bison)
13. DMG|iPeru (El Fuerte)
13. Kyabetsu (C. Viper)
13.|Mike Ross (E. Honda)
13. EG|Justin Wong (Rufus)

17. WW|Ryan Hart
17. DRS|Chris. (Ken)
17. Hsien Chang (Yun)
17. Hori|Sako (Ibuki)
17. John Choi (Ryu)
17. TH|Mov (Ken)
17. Uryo (Sakura, C. Viper)
17. Haz

25. Zeus
25. EG|Momochi (Cody)
25. XSK Samurai (Ryu)
25. CEO|CJ Truth (Fei Long)
25.|Combofiend (Oni, Abel)
25. MCZ|Mago (Fei Long)
25. LU|Alex Valle (Ryu)
25. Kazunoko (Yun)


Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

1.|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dormammu, Dr. Doom)
2. LXG|Infrit (Spencer, Nova, Sentinel)
3. FC|NYChrisG (Akuma, Dr. Doom, Morrigan)
4.|Combofiend (Nova, Spencer, Hawkeye)
5. TA|Frutsy (MODOK, Captain America, Taskmaster)
5. Flocker (Zero, Hawkeye, Vergil)
7. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine, Storm, Akuma)
7. Y2J (Wolverine, Spencer, Magneto)

9. EM|Taekua (Nova, Taskmaster, Vergil)
9. FRB|Chou (Wesker, Magneto, Vergil)
9. FR|TooMuchDamage (Zero, Wesker, Magneto)
9. PZPoy (Zero, Dr. Doom, Phoenix)
13. PA|Kinderparty (Taskmaster, Nova, Arthur)
13. Drew Grimey (C. Viper, Vergil, Strider)
13. AGE|Knives (Spencer, Sentinel, Akuma)
13. MA|Scrubeks (Super-Skrull, Spencer, MODOK)

17. Meep (Zero, X-23, Iron Fist)
17. NGG Stone (Zero, Wesker, Dormammu)
17. Jan (Hulk, Sentinel, Haggar)
17. CFD|Hi I'm Nastyy (Captain America, Wesker, Super-Skrull)
17. BT|IFC Yipes (Spencer, Vergil, Hawkeye)
17. UVG|Noel Brown (Wolverine, Frank, Wesker)
17. DJ Huoshen (Felicia, Super-Skrull, Taskmaster)
17. FRB|Mame Spider (Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, Vergil)

25. ID
25. Sexy Mike
25. Mr. Naps (Ryu, Dormammu, Wesker)
25. CDV|White Bl4ck (Vergil, Taskmaster, Wesker)
25. Don323 (Morrigan Dormammu, Dr. Doom)
25. Apology
25. UFO|Gox (Wolverine, Ryu, Dante)
25. BT|Viscant (Wesker, Haggar, Phoenix)


King of Fighters 13

1. CafeID|MadKOF (Duo Lon, Chin, Kim)
2. IGL|Bala (Billy, Takuma, Shen)
3. CafeID|Verna (Duo Lon, Shen, Kim)
4. CafeID|Guts (EX Iori, Saiki, Shen)
5. vVv|Romance (King, Benimaru, Yuri)
5. CafeID|Lacid (Kyo, Ash, Kim)
7. AS|Reynald (Mr. Karate, Benimaru, Kim)
7. Yang Yao Ren (Mr. Karate, Hwa, Mature)


Mortal Kombat 9

1. EMP|Perfect Legend (Kung Lao)
2. vVv|CD Jr. (Kabal, Jax, Rain)
3. Pig of the Hut (Kenshi, Mileena)
4. IGL|Mit (Johnny Cage, Reptile, Scorpion, Stryker)
5. CoCo|4EverKing (Sonya, Kung Lao, Kenshi)
5. EGP|XBlades (Lui Kang)
7. EGP|Tyrant (Jax)
7. CoCo|M2Dave (Freddy)


Street Fighter X Tekken

1st place — Team Western Wolves
Infiltration (Rolento)
Laugh (Ryu)

2nd place — Team FGTV
EG|Ricky Ortiz (Rufus)
CVPR|PR Balrog (Ryu)

3rd place — Team Mad Catz / Razer
Tokido (Chun-Li)
Fuudo (Ryu)

4th place — Team CompLexity / Cross Counter
Combofiend (Julia)
Mike Ross (Marduk)

5th place — Team TotalHeads

5th place — Team Eternal Rival
Richard Nguyen

7th place — Team KazBon


SoulCalibur V

1. Shining Decopon (Tira)
2. Shen Chan (Cervantes)
3. Something-Unique (Pyrrha)
4. Woahhzz (Patroklos A)
5. CRNA|Ruka (Patroklos)
5. Xephukai (Astaroth, Patroklos)
7. Kamaage (Mitsurugi)
7. CafeID|Kura (Patroklos)


Street Fighter 2X

1. Mao (Vega)
2. Kusumondo (E. Honda)
3. AfroLegends (Dee Jay, Balrog)
4. MCZ|Daigo (Balrog)
5. MCZ|Tokido (Vega)
5. Damdai (Ken,T.Hawk,Ryu)
7. Marsgatti (Guile)
7. Riz0ne (M. Bison)



1. Duckator
2. Rylander
3. JMCrofts
4. Trumpet
5. Severin
5. Grinta
7. Negus Eyoel
7. Trace


Virtua Fighter V

1. RZR|Fuudo (Shun)
2. Shironuko (El Blaze)
3. RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun)
Stream archive is available here

Everyone can participate in the tournament, we’re expecting thousands of participants for Evo 2012. Last year, a million people watched Poongko body Daigo on stage. Players will be playing seven different games, competing for $100,000 in prize money. Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Version 2012 is obviously still the star of the show but you will be able to watch some other great games like Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom, Soulcalibur V, Street Fighter x Tekken, Virtua Fighter V, King Of Fighters XIII and Mortal Kombat 9. You know we’re very cool people at Gamersyde, this is why we’re live-twitting the event on @Gamersyde on Twitter. Be sure to follow us over there to get all the info live. We’re primarily focusing on Street Fighter IV because there is a ton of great players that are coming this year :

Four of the five gods of Fighting Games are coming directly from Japan to blow America up : Daigo (he won the SF4 tournament at Evo 2009 and 2010), Haitani, Sako, and Tokido. America is ready. They have been training hard since last year, when Fuudo (JP) took it over Latif (US) on Grand Finals. Mike "Believe" Ross, Ricky Ortiz, J.Wong of course, Wolfkrone, Chris G, Combofiend, or Sandford Kelly are hungry. You can count on them to entertain you this week-end. Evo is not only about Japan and America, Europeans will also be there to show the world that they are the best. Starnab, Evans or Cuongster for France will have a chance to do something in Las Vegas. Ryan "The Prodigal Son" Hart is also coming from England to prove that he is the man. Xian from Singapore, Infiltration and Poongko from Korea are representing Asia. Poongko "The Machine" has tamed Daigo "The Beast" Umehara last year and show the word that he is the craziest man in the world. If you need one reason to watch Evo, it is Poongko. We’re not forgetting Mago, Uryo, Bonchan, Flash Metroid, Kazunoko, Allex Valle, Dieminion, Yipes, Juicebox, Filipino Champ, Fanatiq, Viscant, Pr Balrog, Kayane, Keev... and many more.

Team Spooky and IPlayWinner will stream the event on Twitch.Tv (we will give you the url later, along with the schedule). You can check the online brackets here and download a mobile app to have a complete schedule in your pocket. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@Gamersyde) and to come back here to check all the results.


Friday : Super Street Fighter IV : Arcade Edition : Version 2012 : Pools : 8am-4pm
Quarter-finals and semi-finals : 6:30pm-10pm
Sunday : Soul Calibur 5 finals : 10am
SFxT finals : 11:30am
MK9 finals : 1pm
KoF13 finals : 3pm
UMvC3 finals : 5:30pm
EVO special awards : 7pm
SSF4 AE v2012 finals : 8pm

All comments

Commented on 2012-07-06 18:49:49
Glad it's still there every year !
This is a Cool part of Gaming History every year :)
Glad Gamersyde is reporting about it !
Commented on 2012-07-06 19:06:01
I would go and check it out, just to see other fighting fans play it. But i'm not living exactly....nearby, lol. Holland here.
Commented on 2012-07-09 13:10:32
Thanks for covering this Gamersyde. The links were all very useful
Commented on 2012-07-09 13:50:07
No BlazBlue makes me sad.
Commented on 2012-07-09 18:43:34
Heard they showed the new Injustice game there, did it look good?
Commented on 2012-07-09 21:25:42 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
No BlazBlue makes me sad.
My thoughts exactly. Least they have Skullgirls.
Commented on 2012-07-09 22:36:40
KOFXIII seemed to do well. Good showing on SCV too. And lastly.. it's nice to see VF5 in rotation!
Commented on 2012-07-09 22:41:47
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Commented on 2012-07-09 22:45:58 In reply to KORNdog
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Commented on 2012-07-09 22:47:52 In reply to GriftGFX
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Commented on 2012-07-09 22:50:02
Actually, it was the fact that you posted. I didn't need to read the content. Yet another topic without anything useful to contribute.
Commented on 2012-07-10 00:04:17
You can watch the top 8 finalist here -
Commented on 2012-07-10 03:54:12 In reply to TheFuriousOne
Posted by TheFuriousOne
You can watch the top 8 finalist here -
Thanks, man!

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