Categories for EVO

[USA] Australian Tekken 7 Match Videos from Evo 2016

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Australia’s impressive contingent at Evolution 2016 included several enthusiastic Tekken 7 players. Over on the Australia Tekken Community Facebook group member Daniel Ng has compiled a list of Twitch archive links for key Australian player Tekken 7 matches at Evo. These include matches from the official tournament pool, some exhibition matches and a few casual games.

The full list is available in Daniel’s post on Facebook. Be sure to check out the matches before any Twitch archives expire.

[USA] Evo 2016 Round-Up – Streams, Brackets and Updates

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This weekend fighting game players and fans around the world will be tuning-in to the live streams for Evolution 2016. As mentioned previously this is a huge event for the global FGC with players from around he world converging in Las Vegas, USA to crown this year’s Evo champions.

Below we have a summary of links people can check for information and live updates about Evo 2016. After the jump we also have embeds of all of the official Evo stream channels. Be sure to make some noise in the official AU FGC Facebook page to share the hype with the Australian scene as we cheer our players and favourites.

Hit the jump for the official stream links.

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[USA] Evo 2016 Stream Schedule

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Evolution 2016, the largest open-entry fighting game tournament in the world, is taking place this weekend in Las Vegas, USA. Players from around the globe will converge to determine this year’s Evo champions across 9 official tournament games. Evo 2016 is also the largest event in the Capcom Pro Tour with over 5,000 competitors for Street Fighter V alone.

The tournament organising body Shoryuken has announced the official stream schedule for Evo 2016. Below we’ve taken the Las Vegas times and converted them to AEST and AWST for the convenience of Australians looking forward to watching the tournament over the weekend.

AEST (NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT)
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AWST (WA)
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We also have a summary of Australian players competing at Evo 2016 and you can also check out the official brackets online. Historically these have been slow to update so we’ll also provide links to the latest updates on Eventhubs and Shoryuken once these are available, along with embeds of all the official Twitch channels covering Evo 2016.

Australian EVO players

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EVO 2016 is almost upon us and Australia is coming out in numbers this year. As the country with the 5th highest number of entrants, the FGC has done a fantastic job at putting us on the map at EVO 2016 in a big way. Hit the jump for the list of all Aussie players attending so you know who to look (and cheer) for.

We’ll provide more details on the EVO stream schedule for Australian time zones once they become available.

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1000-0 in 15 Seconds: Interview with Nicola “Genkibot” Fraser

Before OHN11, predictions were cast about which states; which characters; which players would take out the titles. Come the weekend of the 23rd, things were going largely to plan. Then, on the Sunday, someone decided that he would break the script. Melbourne’s unassuming Juri specialist, Nicola “Genkibot” Fraser would blow away the competition and take the crown in one of the biggest surprises of the weekend, and also one of the most impressive. We sit down with him to talk Feng Shui, god normals, South Park, and Breaking Bad.

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Road to EVO 2013 – OzHadou Nationals 11

As mentioned earlier on Shoryuken.com, the OzHadou Nationals 11 (OHN 11) tournament has been accepted into the officially recognised line up of international tournaments leading into EVO. This means that competitors at OHN will be eligible for seeding points at the word’s largest fighting game tournament ‘EVO’ being held in Las Vegas on July 12th – 14th 2013.

This from Shoryuken.com earlier today:

“EVO 2013 promises to be the biggest event the tournament series has seen in its many years of operation, and with the constant international presence that increases with every iteration, the organizers have extended this year’s Road to EVO to include more seeding events outside the United States than ever before. From bustling hubs of the fighting game community like Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom to more obscure regions like Morocco, Bolivia, and Indonesia, a variety of global scenes will have their chance at earning seeds for EVO 2013 and therefore earning more advantageous spots in their respective brackets at the largest fighting game event of the year.”

More details on EVO are available here and the road to EVO announcement for OHN and others is available here.

For more information on the OHN tournament being held in Sydney next month, you can visit the official OHN page here. Forum discussion for OHN is available here.

Evolution 2013: Official Announcement Trailer

Here we go!

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This from Mr. Wizard:

“With 2013 rapidly approaching, we thought it was time to let you in for the date and location for Evo’s World Finals for next year.  The Evolution 2013 Main Event will be held on July 12-14, 2013 at the fabulous Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Evolution Championship Series represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. Evo events bring together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open format and determine a champion.”

While EVO is a while off yet, now is the time when the FGC cranks things up a gear or two as we enter the pre-EVO tournament season. In the coming months we will see a swathe of tournaments and EVO qualifiers emerge all around the world as the strongest players jockey for seeding points or focus on levelling up as part of their preparation for EVO.

I have no doubts that 2013 will be just as intense as the years before and I’m personally curious to see just how much EVO raise the bar; as with each passing year, EVO only continues to get better and better.