EVO 2013: Everything You Need to Know About eSport’s Most Hyped Event

The biggest fighting game tournament is about to open its gates once again. Watch the entire event live this weekend via stream!
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In only two days, the biggest, most revered and longest-running fighting game tournament in the world will commence once again. The Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino invites some of the absolute best players in games like Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, to battle at EVO 2013.

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What can you watch?

Gamers from around the globe join in this event to compete for honor and a hefty amount of price money in nine different disciplines. The games present at this year’s EVO are the following:

  • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Street Fighter x Tekken
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Persona 4: Arena
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • The King of Fighters XIII

How do you watch?

The event will start on friday 8 AM PST and will cover the whole weekend, with most of the grand finals taking place on Sunday. You can follow the tournament via stream on Twitch.tv. There has been word that Nintendo would not allow Shoryuken, the organizers of the event, to stream Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, EVO founder Tom Cannon revealed just a few hours ago, that this is no longer the case. The game will be streamed just as planned. Fans of the game can sit back and relax.

Why should you watch?

If you have never followed the EVO Championship Series, you may have a hard time understanding the hype and the passion behind it. There are a lot of different tournaments and leagues for all kinds of competitive video games out there. However, if you want to prove your skills in a fighting game, EVO is the event you want to win. Each year, players and fans alike struggle, rejoice and share tears. It’s a pretty emotional place. The video attached to the beginning of this article, courtesy of Shoryuken, will help you get a glimpse into what you can expect.

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