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enzo_gt
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(01-09-2013, 03:18 AM)
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The games have been announced!
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver.2012
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Mortal Kombat 9
  • Street Fighter X Tekken ver.2013
  • King of Fighters XIII
  • Persona 4: Arena
  • *Player's choice slot: Players will donate to a breast cancer charity, and the game with the most donations will receive the 8th slot. Games in contention are all of those in this poll with over 500 votes.

Also announced were the American EVO regional qualifiers:
  • Southern California Regionals 2013 (January 18)
  • Northern California Regionals (April 26)
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 (May 24)
  • CEO 2013 (June 28)
International qualifiers are TBA.

Where?
The games will be announced by Mr. Wizard on this week's WakeUP SRK Live Podcast at 10PM EST/7PM PST. Click here for a link to the Twitch channel. [LIVE NOW]

What?
EVO, or the Evolution Championship Series is a massive annual fighting game tournament series. It is generally considered to be one of the largest and most prestigious fighting game events of the year, drawing in players from all over the world. If there's a fighting game event to watch throughout the entire year, it's EVO.

You can watch the EVO 2013 trailer here. EVO 2013 will take place July 12-14 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Why?
EVO as an event is considered to be fairly influential in the fighting game community, and the games chosen for one of the biggest stages in fighting games could be influential in the directions the community or sub-communities for games go. Communities look on to see if their games represented, and if they don't we can still be entertained by the salt.
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Dahbomb
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(01-09-2013, 03:19 AM)
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First post ever in a thread on GAF. I am hype let's fucking go.

put_kvc_in_evo2013
A Pretty Panda
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(01-09-2013, 03:19 AM)
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Smash 4 E-sports
"God's Beard!"
(01-09-2013, 03:19 AM)
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Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition version.2012
King of Fighters XIII
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Persona 4 Arena
Cloudius12
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(01-09-2013, 03:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by God's Beard

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition version.2012
King of Fighters XIII
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Persona 4 Arena

There would have to be DOA5 I would think.
Grakl
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(01-09-2013, 03:20 AM)
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KOF13 for hypest game... again.
Haunted
(01-09-2013, 03:20 AM)
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yay for esports

Same as last year with SFxTekken replaced (:sadface) with DoA5.

Done.
Shouta
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(01-09-2013, 03:20 AM)
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My poor VF5. =(
toddhunter
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(01-09-2013, 03:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cloudius12

There would have to be DOA5 I would think.

There never has to be DOA5
jbug617
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(01-09-2013, 03:20 AM)
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It would be great for P4A to be there and some Japanese show up to play it.
Chie Satonaka
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(01-09-2013, 03:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by God's Beard

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition version.2012
King of Fighters XIII
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Persona 4 Arena

Great lineup.

I've been too busy with work to keep up with the scene, but I'll definately be watching this. I might have to take friday off so I can see it all live like I do every other year.

Always hype for Evo.
Sixfortyfive
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(01-09-2013, 03:21 AM)
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Reposting my predictions:

SSF4AE12
UMvC3
TTT2
P4A
KOF13
MK9

- I expect 6 games (same as last year), with the odds of the above 6 making the cut in order from most likely to least. SF4 and MvC3 are givens. A new Tekken is traditionally a lock during its release year, and nothing about TTT2 indicates otherwise. P4A is kind of a dark horse, but it seems to consistently pull good numbers at majors for a non-Capcom game. KOF13 and MK9 have a chance of being dropped due to low attendance, but I just don't see anything else unseating them.

- The game with the most entrants will be the "main game." I expect this to once again be SF4.

- I expect that SFxTK's inclusion in IPL actually gives Evo less of a reason to include this game in their lineup, as this gives the xTK playerbase a dedicated alternative and frees SRK from having to worry whether the 2013 patch is good enough to turn interest around or not.

- There is no hype for PSASBR and while I think it's possible that Sony could moneyhat their way into the ring, I don't expect it.

- Injustice is too much of an unknown. I know MK9 and SFxTK have snuck into the Evo line-up in the past even before they were released, but I don't expect that to happen this time.

- DOA5, VF5FS, SCV, Skullgirls, and GGAC+ are out of the running, barring the possibility of "official side tournaments" like Sega did with VF5 last year.

- Just realized as I typed this up that I didn't consider Blazblue at all, but I literally know nothing about that game's scene, its typical turn-out, or anything about its new release.

- Neither version of Smash will make it due to logistical concerns (CRTs) alone, among other reasons.
Blood Diamonds
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(01-09-2013, 03:21 AM)
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I hope there is BlazBlue.
RyougaSaotome
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(01-09-2013, 03:21 AM)
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Really curious about what the lineup is this year...
kirblar
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(01-09-2013, 03:21 AM)
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What I want:

UMvC3
SF4AE2012WTFBBQOMG
KOF13
TTT2
SFxT
SCV

What I expect

UMvC3
SF4AE2012
KOF13
TTT2
P4A
Injustice

What I dread

Sony Smash
h3ro
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(01-09-2013, 03:21 AM)
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AE
Marvel
TTT2
KOF
Persona
Haunted
(01-09-2013, 03:22 AM)
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Maybe Sony took a second look into their coffers and Playstation Smash Bros finally gets the serious competitive treatment it deserves. lol


How are the MK and Soul Calibur scenes? Still alive? Don't see who else could be removed besides SFxT.
shuri
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(01-09-2013, 03:22 AM)
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World Heroes 2
Skull Girls
Street Combat SNES
El Sloth
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(01-09-2013, 03:22 AM)
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PSABR for the tears.
Anth0ny
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(01-09-2013, 03:22 AM)
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Judderman
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(01-09-2013, 03:22 AM)
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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v.2012
King of Fighters XIII
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Persona 4 Arena
Vampire Savior
Injustice: Gods Among Us

Originally Posted by kirblar

What I dread

Sony Smash

So help me...
Camp Lo
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(01-09-2013, 03:22 AM)
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As long as mahvel and MK is there, I'm in
WesternHeretic
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(01-09-2013, 03:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shouta

My poor VF5. =(

Never had a chance man.

Mavhel
SF4
MK9/Injustice
KOF
TT2
P4A
Tesseract
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(01-09-2013, 03:23 AM)
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i hear general chaos is making the cut. time to get that dynamite ready.
SolarPowered
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UMvC3
AE 2012
TTT2
Persona 4 Arena
KOF XIII

It isn't gonna deviate much from this unless Smash sneaks into sixth place. Kinda predictable, but whatevs.

Originally Posted by Cloudius12

There would have to be DOA5 I would think.

Prepare for disappointment.
Omega Rex
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(01-09-2013, 03:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grakl

KOF13 for hypest game... again.

that no one will play because its not a capcom fighter.

i dont understand people
Nabs
(01-09-2013, 03:23 AM)
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Dong Dong Never Die :(
kirblar
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(01-09-2013, 03:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Holy Crap

As long as mahvel and MK is there, I'm in

I would be shocked to see MK there, simply based on the numbers it pulled last time.

that no one will play because its not a capcom fighter.

Problematic netcode did more to damage it than the IP did, sadly.
Hazaro
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(01-09-2013, 03:23 AM)
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SSF4AE12
UMvC3
TTT2
P4A
KOF13

+ Whoever dumps the most money for a title
Haunted
(01-09-2013, 03:24 AM)
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Isn't the Divekick retail release planned for 2013?

uh oh
Shouta
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(01-09-2013, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by WesternHeretic

Never had a chance man.

Yeah, seriously. =(

I'll take SFxT and TTT2 though.
dkeane
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(01-09-2013, 03:24 AM)
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Just give me KOF. Last year was insane.
enzo_gt
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(01-09-2013, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted

Maybe Sony took a second look into their coffers and Playstation Smash Bros finally gets the serious competitive treatment it deserves. lol

Well they weaseled their way into primetime last year, I'm sure they could misspend their money once more!

My predictions once again:

SSFIV:AEv2012
UMvC3
TTT2
P4:A
Injustice
PSABR
fates
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(01-09-2013, 03:24 AM)
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KOF please, was the highlight of last year for me.
Conceited
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(01-09-2013, 03:25 AM)
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Put_Sagat_in_Mr_Wizard

As long as AE and Marvel somehow make it (teehee) I'll be happy, rest of the lineup doesn't really matter to me as long as it isn't full of main stream time-hog games *cough* tekken *cough*.

It would also be nice to see the return of KOF because it was hype as fuck last year.
A Pretty Panda
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(01-09-2013, 03:25 AM)
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I will be monitoring smashboards during the next hour.
APZonerunner
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(01-09-2013, 03:25 AM)
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I believe in SMASH BROS

All I want is Marvel/AE, anything else is a bonus.
TWILT
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(01-09-2013, 03:25 AM)
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Gonna guess...

UMvC3
SSF4:AE2012
P4A
KoF13
TTT2
Injustice
Dahbomb
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(01-09-2013, 03:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by enzo_gt

Well they weaseled their way into primetime last year, I'm sure they could misspend their money once more!

My predictions once again:

SSFIV:AEv2012
UMvC3
TTT2
P4:A
Injustice
PSABR

Dem money hatz.
TDLink
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(01-09-2013, 03:25 AM)
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My guesses, assuming 6 games:

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition version 2012
King of Fighters XIII
Dead or Alive 5
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Persona 4: Arena

I would love to see Injustice up there instead of one of those but it doesn't come out until April so there probably wouldn't be enough time to prepare for Evo with it. Would also be cool with seeing Skullgirls get in.

Playstation All-Stars getting a spot would be a terrible and cruel joke.
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Hot Coldman
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(01-09-2013, 03:25 AM)
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WWE 13 STARRING BAZ MCMAHON
PSABR
CATHERINE
SLEEPING DOGS COCKFIGHTING
SPELUNKY VS MODE
DONG DONG NEVER DIE
El Sloth
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Originally Posted by Clint Beastwood

that no one will play because its not a capcom fighter.

i dont understand people

Needed more free shirts.

Skullgirls dev just need to bribe the communuty with shirts and then watch the amount of support for it explode.

Shirt-monsters.
Haunted
(01-09-2013, 03:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

WWE 13 STARRING BAZ MCMAHON
SPELUNKY VS MODE
DONG DONG NEVER DIE

Better than half of the games played at actual Evo, fact.
Justin Timberlake
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(01-09-2013, 03:26 AM)
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Reposting my predictions:

Originally Posted by Justin Timberlake

I predict

AE
UMvC3
TTT2
KOF XIII
P4A

And a side-event/showcase for PSASBR and Injustice

(of course I'd love to see Melee but I doubt it)

and my realism

Originally Posted by Justin Timberlake

I can say with confidence that Melee is likely not happening.

If it was, I'm sure me and other organizers on the Smash side would have at least been contacted by now. None of the prominent Vegas or Cali smash heads have heard a peep.

They can surprise us for sure, but I doubt Mr. Wizard would make such a big announcement without consulting a few people first.

I'm more interested to hear what Mr. Wizard says in response to the Melee poll. It won't be chosen as an official game but hearing his reaction to it will be interesting. Its either he hates on smash and makes bullshit excuses (which will fan the flames) or blames it on the logistics (which is more reasonable).
toddhunter
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(01-09-2013, 03:26 AM)
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Safe/boring bet:

SF4
Marvel
TTT2
P4A
MK9
KOF

Sell out bet:

SF4
Marvel
TTT2
Injustice
Sfxt
All-stars

Interesting bet:

SF4
Marvel
Smash
SF2

Ideal bet:

SF4 Singles
SF4 Teams
SF4 exhibition
BlackJace
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(01-09-2013, 03:26 AM)
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Oh please god, P4A.
Holy Order Sol
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(01-09-2013, 03:27 AM)
KOF XIII is all I care about these days.
I'd love some Akatsuki Blitzkampf for shits and giggles though.
mr. puppy
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(01-09-2013, 03:27 AM)
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avatar bet on SFxT not being there anybody?
GotchaForce
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(01-09-2013, 03:27 AM)
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My gut says
SF4
UMVC3
TTT2
Injustice
P4A
enzo_gt
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(01-09-2013, 03:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Clint Beastwood

that no one will play because its not a capcom fighter.

i dont understand people

People will play it.

If they throw in KoF thongs this year.

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