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EVO World Finals Tickets
Event: Evo Championship Series
Games: Varies by year
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
EVO World Finals TicketsThe Evolution Championship Series, known as EVO for short, is the largest video fighting game tournament in the world. Featuring an array of popular fighting games, EVO traces its roots back to a 1996 West Coast "Street Fighter" arcade tournament known as the Battle of the Bay.[ It was first organized by Shoryuken.com founder Tom Cannon. As the tournament format expanded to encompass other games such as "Capcom vs. SNK" and "Marvel vs. Capcom," the name Evolution came into use for the 2002 tournament. Two years later, the arcade format was dropped entirely in favor of home consoles due to their popularity and ease of use. Even in the early days, EVO was an important step in the evolution of competitive gaming. The rise of internet streaming, celebrity gaming culture and player sponsorship presaged the emergence of eSports several years later. If you want to watch some of the top competitive fighting gamers in the world, purchase your EVO World Finals tickets at StubHub.
Which games are showcased at EVO?There are currently nine official games played at EVO. These include "Samurai Shodown," "Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition," "BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle," "Mortal Kombat XI," "Dragon Ball FighterZ," "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate," "Under Night In Birth: EXE Latest," "Tekken 7" and "Soulcalibur VI." The exact lineup may be subject to change every year as new games are released. Even if a certain game did not make the list, fans are encouraged to bring their own consoles and games to the venue, provided they pay the registration fee. This enables fans to play their own games or tournaments outside of the main events.
When does EVO take place?The 2020 EVO Championship Series is scheduled for the weekend of July 31 through Aug. 2, 2020, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Las Vegas has been the official home of EVO since 2005. A more detailed schedule will be available a few weeks before the start of the tournament.
What is the format of the tournament?EVO is an open-format tournament, meaning that anyone can register to compete. There are typically hundreds of entrants per game, so the field can quickly get crowded. Each game consists of three different phases. In the qualification round, at least eight players are grouped together in a single pool. A double elimination bracket unfolds until only two players per pool remain. In the semifinal stage, players are divided into a loser’s bracket and a winner’s bracket, based on their performances so far. This round features another double elimination until only eight players remain. The finals adhere to much the same format as the previous round. Matches continue until a champion is crowned. The top eight players receive prize money at the end of the competition. Players can bring their own arcade sticks and controllers, as long as they’re not modified in any way.
Who were the winners of the previous tournament?The winners of the 2019 competition include Yuta "Yuttoto" Sudo in "Soulcalibur VI," Masaru "ClearLamp" Higuchi in "Under Night In," Goichi "GO-1" Kishida in "Dragon Ball FighterZ," Seon-Woo "Infiltration" Lee in "Samurai Shodown," Dominique "SonicFox" McLean in "Mortal Kombat XI," Oscar "Shinku" James in "BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle," Masato "Bonchan" Takahashi in "Street Fighter V," Arslan "Arslan Ash" Siddique in "Tekken 7" and Leonardo "MKLeo" Lopez Perez in "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate."
What is EVO like?EVO aims to put on an exciting and technically sophisticated show every year. Featuring professional and knowledgeable commentators and thousands of cheering spectators, EVO has the feel of a major competitive event. Players compete on the main stage using specially provided displays. However, attendees will always have a good view of the action on the video boards around the arena. Besides the main competition, fans can also attend special panels throughout the weekend. Additional food and entertainment options are available around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
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