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Evolution 2016
« on: July 13, 2016, 10:36:34 PM »
So I guess I've become the fighting game guy, but Evo this year is almost upon us! The main games this year are, Street Fighter 5, Smash Wiiu, Smash Melee, Pokken Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7 and Killer Instinct.


Some of the storylines for this year include
1. Most of the games have experienced decent growth, barring MKX, UMVC 3 and Guilty Gear Revelator. But Street Fighter 5 has reached the insane number of 5065 entrants this year,and both Smash Wiiu and Smash melee both over 2000 entrants each.

2. A lot of clamor over making recently released characters tournament legal. Both Ibuki and Balrog for SF5 have been out for about 2 weeks and a lot of people claim Akuma in Tekken 7 is too new also. In fact, there was an Ibuki bug discovered and immediately patched where when she does an air throw, she becomes completely invincible for 6 frames while landing. If someone gets far/wins with one of these characters, the blowups will probably be real. It's also a problem in that the newest version of Tekken 7 is arcade only so far and thus, American players have no way to play it currently

3.Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, a series that has been considered by many to be Americas game since very few players outside of the US play it, was won by an international player from Chile last year. Kaneblueriver also seems extremely strong coming into evo this year as he has won a lot of the tournaments leading up to now. Can the US take back the title?

4. Similarly, Sonicfox might be in an even more untouchable situation in Mortal Kombat X. The guy has taken first at almost every major MKX tournament for the year. In fact, he won about 100 grand in the span of a week or so at some point. Though to be fair, one of them was the major international tournament for the game, sponsered by Esports League and Netherrealm themselves. Actually come to think of it, he's been the champion for ESL pro league in MKX for 3 seasons running, I'm not sure that's ever happened in any game.

5. Pokken tournament was the subject of a lot of mockery and outrage when it was first announced to be one of the main games for evo this year. But the results have been a surprisingly large amount of entrants and interest. I've actually watched some of the tournaments, it looks quite fun. The main problems with the game are that it's on Wiiu, and each setup requires 2 consoles and 2 monitors since split screen is untenable in a tournament. That game is just a logistical nightmare in a big tournament with almost 1200 entrants.

6. Top 8 for Street Fighter 5 will be broadcast this year on ESPN 2. Not sure how many viewers this will actually attract, but I'm surprised it's not on The Ocho.

If interested at all, here is the stream schedule for the event

I actually put in vacation so I could stay home and watch it. If people wanna head onto some kinda irc chat or something while viewing, I would be up for that.
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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 10:12:29 AM »
It might be interesting to follow this from the beginning for once.  I don't know.

I do believe that Pokken Tournament is a more worthy entrant than Mortal Kombat, which sucks and always will suck.

I also wish people would move on from Melee and just stick to the newest Smash, but... I understand that if you're REALLY good at one version and can't quite get as good at another version, then you'd grab hold of what you're good at and never let go.
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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 11:03:49 AM »
It might be interesting to follow this from the beginning for once.  I don't know.

I do believe that Pokken Tournament is a more worthy entrant than Mortal Kombat, which sucks and always will suck.

I also wish people would move on from Melee and just stick to the newest Smash, but... I understand that if you're REALLY good at one version and can't quite get as good at another version, then you'd grab hold of what you're good at and never let go.


Well, I've softened up on Mortal Kombat in my old age. There's some stuff I find interesting in the newer games which are way better designed. However, the new graphics have made the over the top violence, which was once hilarious and goofy, to be kinda uncomfortable to watch personally.

Streams are up, maybe give some games you aren't familiar with a shot. The selection is quite huge there'll probably be something you're into.

Also, side note, there are a lot of side tournaments too, and if your tastes are decidedly more anime, here's some more.
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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 06:45:34 PM »
It might be interesting to follow this from the beginning for once.  I don't know.

I do believe that Pokken Tournament is a more worthy entrant than Mortal Kombat, which sucks and always will suck.

I also wish people would move on from Melee and just stick to the newest Smash, but... I understand that if you're REALLY good at one version and can't quite get as good at another version, then you'd grab hold of what you're good at and never let go.


Well, I've softened up on Mortal Kombat in my old age. There's some stuff I find interesting in the newer games which are way better designed. However, the new graphics have made the over the top violence, which was once hilarious and goofy, to be kinda uncomfortable to watch personally.

Streams are up, maybe give some games you aren't familiar with a shot. The selection is quite huge there'll probably be something you're into.

Also, side note, there are a lot of side tournaments too, and if your tastes are decidedly more anime, here's some more.


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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 05:22:38 PM »
Apparently Evo has decided that they're too cool to show both halves of the screen in their streams.

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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 06:01:04 PM »
oh man, I don't know how thy had time, but crazy megaman got 2nd place for smash 4. Immediately following awards, highlight reel with remixed wiley theme, kreygasm.
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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016, 09:13:14 PM »
SF5 getting good now that most of the low tier players are out.  That PR Balrog and Bonchan match was really good.

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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2016, 11:46:29 PM »
SF5 getting good now that most of the low tier players are out.  That PR Balrog and Bonchan match was really good.

A lot of japanese players have been put into losers bracket by US ones already. Momochi's already out and Justin Wong just eliminated Daigo. Moment 37 revenge.

And I don't know, there's a pleasure in watching low level guys play. There's as much to learn about what not to do and habits to avoid from them. It's probably what people feel when I stream Street Fighter.
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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2016, 12:32:17 AM »
Very true but for pure entertainment value the higher skilled players are more fun to watch.

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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2016, 12:44:50 AM »
A lot of japanese players have been put into losers bracket by US ones already. Momochi's already out and Justin Wong just eliminated Daigo. Moment 37 revenge.

Would be funny if Daigo repeats the last tournament where he cruised the loser bracket from start all the way to #1.

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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2016, 12:49:23 AM »
Nah he was eliminated Justin and Daigo were both in losers when they faced each other.  Tokido sent Daigo to losers not to long before that match-up.

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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2016, 01:18:39 AM »
I guess I should be cheering for joe as he is a fellow New Yorker. But honestly, I'm surprised he made it this far in winners. He seems to be in a prime position to end up in top 8 though, it was a very good showing.

edit=this just in, Tokido is actually eliminated by Eita. Insane as he is one of the two favorites to win coming into this tournament.
Li joe, is in top 8
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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2016, 02:41:29 AM »
LONG ISLAND JOE!!!!!!

Damn I thought Kazanako had him figured him out.  But hometown hero coming though.  I know Infiltration will prob win overall but man Joe making this great to watch,

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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2016, 09:16:21 AM »
Here's the Catherine tournament https://www.twitch.tv/ghoul02/v/78434990

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Re: Evolution 2016
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2016, 11:02:37 PM »
JOE JOE JOE!