Evolution 2011

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Event Highlights

For Evo 2011, a tournament season was announced in which players could earn ranking points at one of eight tournaments. It took place at the Rio Las Vegas from July 29 to July 31, utilizing a 55,000-square-foot (5,100 m2) ballroom. All 50 states of the U.S. were represented, as well as 44 additional countries. On July 25, 2011, it was announced that PlayStation Home users could watch a live stream of the tournament. In attendance was Street Fighter series producer Ono Yoshinori, who announced a free balance patch for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada was also on hand to show new mechanics for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and SoulCalibur V. Other unreleased games shown were Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII and Skullgirls. A Skullgirls side tournament was held in which the winner received a one-of-a-kind Skullgirls-themed arcade stick. Media outlets G4, GameSpot and Destructoid were all present to cover the event. Evo 2011 was the most viewed event in its history, its livestream watched by over 2 million unique viewers on UStream over the course of the event.

The event was notable in that Daigo Umehara failed to win a third Street Fighter IV title. Umehara was first knocked into the loser's bracket by Poongko, then eliminated by Latif.

A notable occurrence in the Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament was the success an eight-year-old named Noah Solis, whose team included Hulk, Sentinel and Albert Wesker. Solis's performance included a perfect round in less than ten seconds. Solis was eventually eliminated by Mortal Kombat finalist Chris G. In an interview with Giant Bomb, Solis's father, Moises Solis, spoke of how he intends to support his son's success in fighting games, citing video games as one way along side education to avoid falling into gang culture.

Results

Super Street Fighter IV AE

1. Fuudo (Fei Long)

2. Brokentier Latif (C. Viper)

3. Totalheads POONGKO (Seth)

4. MCZ Daigo (Yun)

5. eLive|Pro Kindevu (Yun)

5. Tokido MCZ (Akuma)

7. Wolfkrone (C. Viper)

7. FlashMetroid (Zangief, C. Viper)

Marvel vs Capcom 3

1. BOX Viscant (Wesker, Haggar, Phoenix)

2. MCZ|DMG PR Balrog (Dante, Wolverine, Tron)

3. EG Justin Wong (She-Hulk, Wolverine, Akuma)

4. coL.CC Combofiend (She-Hulk, Taskmaster, Spencer)

5. UVG Noel Brown (Wesker, Wolverine, Akuma)

5. coL.CC Filipino Champ (Magneto, Sentinel, Phoenix)

7. Mine (Wesker, Taskmaster, Phoenix)

7. X-Ray (Dante, Amaterasu, Magneto)

Mortal Kombat 9

1. MCZ|DMG Perfect Legend (Kung Lao)

2. vVv REO (Mileena, Cyrax)

3. JOP (Johnny Cage, Raiden)

4. NYChris G (Reptile)

5. Denzell Terry (Liu Kang)

5. 16 Bit (Kitana)

7. ATL Redd (Liu Kang)

7. OnlineTony213 (Kabal)

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II

1. Spark (Hakumen)

2. Lord Knight (Litchi, Makoto)

3. MCZ|Tokido (Noel)

4. Zong One (Carl)

5. Heartnana (Makoto)

5. Severin (Lambda-11)

7. DSmoove12 (Noel)

7. Wuku (Hazama)

Tekken 6

1. DMG|Kor (Bob)

2. Fab (Bob, Miguel)

3. Rip (Law)

4. JustFrameJames (Law, Baek)

5. Crow (Bob)

5. Mr. Naps (Bryan)

7. LLL|Ryan Hart (Kazuya)

7. MCZ|Tokido (Bob)