Skullgirls Welcome at EVO After All

EVO will have a side tournament for Skullgirls in spite of it not actually winning the spot for their final game as a nod to the thousands of dollars they did raise.

EVO will have a side tournament for Skullgirls in spite of it not actually winning the spot for their final game as a nod to the thousands of dollars they did raise.
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Sometimes contests have happy endings even for the side that loses.  EVO held a contest to decide what the eighth and final game of the Evolution Championship Series would be for 2013, and for the month of January two games both donated tens of thousands of dollars.  Super Smash Bros. Melee eventually won the donation race, but Skullgirls stayed neck and neck with them, even passing them several times until the finish.

While Smash Bros. may have won with its total donations adding up to $94,683, Skullgirls did still donate an impressive $78,760 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  As a nod to the huge amount of money that the second-place finishing game did manage to raise, over double what the next-highest donating game managed, EVO has decided to go ahead and host a side tournament for Skullgirls anyway.

The side tourney will have a top prize of $1000 and EVO will be streaming the top eight matches live.  Congratulations to everyone who donated to second place, your generosity has been noted.

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