PS3 to be platform of choice at EVO
- Posted July 8th, 2009 at 22:31 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 17 Comments
This year’s EVO Championship Series in Las Vegas is special for Sony as the PlayStation 3 will be the platform of choice. EVO is the world’s largest and longest-running fighting game tournament, featuring thousands of competitors from around the world, all vying to be the very best.
Capcom’s Seth Killian, who is also an organizer for EVO, announced on the PlayStation Blog that this year’s tournament is “especially PlayStation 3-flavored.” He said, “PlayStation has been an important part of EVO history, but this year, we’ve selected the PS3 as the platform of choice for our very biggest competitions, including Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter IV.”
Some of the official tournaments this year include Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, and Street Fighter IV. The tournament also boasts a healthy amount of ‘BYOC,’ or 'bring your own console’ matches. Bring your PS3 and your favorite fighter to compete with hundreds of other gamers.
Killian believes this year’s EVO will be the biggest ever, and he anticipates more than 50,000 matches over the course of the weekend. The EVO World Finals run from July 17-19 at the Rio Hotel and Resort, in Las Vegas. For more information check out EVO2K, and if you can’t make it to Sin City you can find some of the best matches streaming online.
- 5:33pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
- 5:33pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
yay ps3 ftw
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- 5:35pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
Where's Guilty Gear and Blazblue they're much better than Street Fighter
- 6:12pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
@ 3"Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, and Street Fighter IV."
Doesn't this sound "capcom" to you?
- 6:27pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
shoot,.. how do you expect to have a tourney in Marvel Vs Capcom 2 on ps3 when it not schedule to release on PSN till july 22?
- 6:38pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
Maybe because the 360 D-Pad is an abomination?
- 6:49pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
@5 Evo takes place near the end of August.
- 7:00pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
Try reading the article please.
" The EVO World Finals run from July 17-19 at the Rio Hotel and Resort, in Las Vegas"
- 9:36pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
@5- Because I'm betting Capcom will have copies of it at the tournament? Just a stab in the dark...
- 9:45pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
@6 Burn, lol. No seriously, it does really suck.
- 10:18pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
i love watching SF tournaments
- 10:19pm EDT - July 8th, 2009
@6 Yes it does suck, but nobody that goes to evo is using a pad, they all use sticks.
- 2:15am EDT - July 9th, 2009
Wow...no BlazBlue or KOF XII? Or KOF XI and Garou MotW..... total weak sauce.
- 3:54am EDT - July 9th, 2009
Well, I imagine this should help sell a few PS3s.
- 5:35am EDT - July 9th, 2009
Guys, EVO is not a Capcom fest per se. In the past there have been other fighting games such as Tekken and Virtua Fighter. Plus some of the biggest competitors are from Japan and the general East so I don't think they will leave out games like Guilty Gear and BlazBLu.
- 7:04am EDT - July 9th, 2009
good advertising for ps3 i guess
- 9:06am EDT - July 9th, 2009
SF tournaments are so lame...
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