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Revision as of 19:01, 8 January 2008

PLEASE IGNORE ANY RED LINKS ON THIS PAGE. THEY REFER TO WIKIPEDIA PAGES.

INSTEAD OF HAVING A SEPARATE ARTICLE FOR EVO CHAMPIONS OF OTHER YEARS AS IN THE WIKIPEDIA TOUGEKI PAGE, I'LL TABULATE ALL THE DATA INTO THE CURRENT 2007 WINNER TABLE.


The Evolution Championship Series, frequently referred to as just Evo, is an annual, predominantly North American, fighting video game tournament held at various venues around North America. It was brought about and established in 2002 to replace the B-Series tournaments held annually prior to it's inception. The championship consists of qualifying rounds (four, since EVO 2007, designated EVO East, West, North and South) and a final round dubbed Evo World. Each round holds a tournament for each game within the line up (typically double elimination), and is held over a weekend.

History

Beginning with the B-Series set of tournaments that were held from YEAR to YEAR, Joey Cueller (?) established Evolution and began operations from evo2k.com. Evo2k.com links to the website Shoryuken.com, another Cueller owned project that was formed before (?) evo2k.com wherein the forums serve as the primary connection between the event management and the players involved. Particular notice is paid to comments made on the forum, and significant changes have occured directly as a result of forum user request or posting.

Game representation over the years is as follows.


The 2006 championship series is noteworthy for being the first, and thus far, only instance of a non fighting game taking a tournament slot.

Format

Each tournament is played either individually (with the exception of the Guilty Gear tournament, which is usually in teams of three) in a double-elimination (single elimination for Guilty Gear) system to determine a winner. Attendance to a qualification rounds is not mandatory in order to join the Evo World round as each and every stage of the championship is open. Qualifier rounds serve to secure players a higher seed position for the final tournament than they might otherwise obtain by only attending World.

Unlike other fighting game tournaments, such as Tougeki, Evolution allows players to play games casually outside of the tournament setting, setting aside areas for players to set up their own consoles called "Bring your own Console" or "BYOC".

Champions

2002

Game Player(s) Character(s)
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Capcom vs SNK 2
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Street Fighter Alpha 3

2003

Game Player(s) Character(s)
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Capcom vs SNK 2
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Tekken 4
Tekken Tag Tournament
Soul Calibur 2
Guilty Gear XX Slash
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution

2004

Game Player(s) Character(s)
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Capcom vs SNK 2
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Tekken 4
Tekken Tag Tournament
Soul Calibur 2
Guilty Gear XX Slash
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution

2005

Game Player(s) Character(s)
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Capcom vs SNK 2
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Tekken 5
Guilty Gear XX #Reload

2006

Game Player(s) Character(s)
Marvel vs Capcom 2 Justin Wong ???
Capcom vs SNK 2 Kindevu A Sakura, M. Bison, Blanka
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Nitto Yun
Hyper Street Fighter 2 Alex Wolfe ST Dhalsim

CE Bison

Tekken 5 Crow Steve Fox
Dead or Alive 4 Perfect Legend ???
Mario Kart DS ??? ???
Guilty Gear XX Slash Ruu, Mint, BAS Bridget, Testament, Eddie

2007

Game Player(s) Character(s)
Marvel vs Capcom 2 Michael Mendoza (Yipes) ???
Capcom vs SNK 2 Ryo Yoshida (D44 BAS) ???
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Shinya Ohnuki (Nuki) Chun-Li
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Hajime Taniguchi (Tokido) Vega/Balrog
Tekken 5: Dark Ressurection Josh Park (Arario) Jack 5
Super Smash Bros. Melee Ken Hoang Marth
Virtua Fighter 5 Itazan Shun Di
Guilty Gear: Accent Core Team Yossan ???

DVD releases

The championships are filmed and through the staff, are released in DVD format over multiple discs for seperate games (multiple games where footage is less abundant are compounded). This typically occurs a few months after the championship finishes.

Because of DVD production problems, The 2005 DVD release was through torrent files of the ISO disc images and arrived around the time that the 2006 championship was set to begin.

External links

References

DON'T WORRY, I WILL FILL THIS OUT ONCE WE PUT IT ON WIKIPEDIA ~ MARTY