Jan 252013


EVO 2013 is going to be held July 12-14th at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. This time around, they’re expanding the total games to eight, leaving the last one up to the fans through the means of donation.

This year, EVO is going to be adding a different twist as to what will determine the 8th game in the lineup. Fans are participating in a donation drive, with all funds going towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Here’s a recently updated list on the current top 5 games and their donations:

1. $14,268 Super Smash Bros. Melee

2. $6,650 Skullgirls

3. $5,235 MLP, Fighting is Magic

4. $1,581 Dead or Alive 5

5. $1,210 Guilty Gear XX, Accent Core Plus


Super Smash Bros. Melee was actually behind during the earlier weeks, but thanks to an online matching fund campaign by Melee player Scar, he was able to boost it up to 1st place with many generous donators from the Melee community.

Road to EVO 2013 is a seeding tournament which will be held in the United States. It will be awarding the top 16 players of each event an EVO 2013 seed for the main Bracket Stage. Previously, the seeding was a lot more of a grind due to the lack of events and players were forced to travel far to attend.

The four seeding tournaments for Road to EVO 2013 will be: Socal Regionals, Norcal regionals, UFGT 2013 (Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament in Chicago) and CEO 2013 (Community Effort Orlando).

Not only did they increase the seeding events in the United States, but they’ve also added numerous tournaments around the world, from countries such as Brazil and Chile to China and Singapore. Each international tournament will be awarding the top 3 players of each respective official game, a seed to participate in EVO 2013′s brackets.


Decided games for EVO 2013′s lineup

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Mortal Kombat 9

Street Fighter X Tekken 2013

King of Fighters XIII

Persona 4 Arena


The main attraction being Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will definitely show more hype than ever, with plenty of more competition. Expect to see a lot of new faces from the new seeding tournaments!

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is still going stronger than ever, being the second most anticipated game of the event. Street Fighter X Tekken 2013 will also have another go, with its recently updated balances, making it more appealing to fighters everywhere.

Mortal Kombat 9 and King of Fighters XIII will also be making a return, thanks to its many dedicated fans. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Persona 4 Arena will be appearing for the first time this year. The Tekken Tag series will always be a fan favorite, while P4A’s flashy and fast paced style will definitely attract a crowd.


Here’s a list of the international events and links to their websites for those of you overseas that are interested in participating:


January 26th – 27th Revox 2013 Sao Paulo, Brasil 

January 26th – 27th VGM TEC 2013 Antofagasta, Chile

February 22th – 24th OzHadou Nationals 11 Sydney, Austrailia 

February 23rd – 24th Indonesia Fighting Game Championship 2013 Jakarta, Indonesia

February 23rd – 24th Bolivian Battleground La Paz City, Bolivia 

March 30th – 31st Hypespotting 2013 Glasgow, United Kingdom 

April 19th Kuwait Battle Royale: Spring Edition Kuwait

April 13th – 14th AFRICA FIGHTERS 2013 Salé, Morocco

May 4th – 5th TORYUKEN II Toronto, Canada

May 25th Japonawa 2013 Tijuana, Mexico

May 25th – 26th AEX Dream Fight 2013 Milan, Italy

June 1st EVO2013之路 中国站  Shang Hai, China 

June 21st - 23rd South East Asia Major 2013 Lucky Chinatown, Singapore

The donation drive ends on the 29th, so you fans still have time to donate for your favorite games. Remember, it’s also going for a good cause!


List of participating games and their donation links:

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

SFIII Third Strike, Online Edition

Virtua Fighter 5


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MLP: Fighting is Magic

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Dead or Alive 5

Capcom vs. SNK 2



Street Fighter II Super Turbo


Soul Calibur V

Darkstalkers 3
Source: evo.shoryuken.com