A lot a great moments happened at Evo. And I have the results.
Shining Depocon pretty much shocked everyone by winning with Tira, a character that was not expected to do well at the event let alone the whole thing. He really wowed the crowd whenever he was on stream. Honorable mention goes to Whoahzz from NJ for getting forth. I actually played him a few weeks ago. It’s good to see someone from my area place high.
1. Shining Decopon (Tira)
2. Shen Chan (Cervantes)
3. Something-Unique (Pyrrha)
4. Woahzz (α Patroklos)
5. CRNA|Ruka (Patroklos)
5. Xephukai (Astaroth, Patroklos)
7. Kamaage (Mitsurugi)
7. CafeID|Kura (Patroklos)
Street Fighter X Tekken
Infiltration and Laugh took this one, beating the team of PR Balrog and Rick Ortiz in the final match. Team chemistry was key for the players can switch any moment. Not easy to do.
1. WW.MCZ|Infiltration + Laugh (Rolento/Ryu)
2. EG|Ricky Ortiz + CVPR|PR Balrog (Rufus/Ryu)
3. RZR|Fuudo + MCZ|Tokido (Ryu/Chun-Li)
4. coL.CC|Combofiend + Mike Ross (Julia/Marduk)
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Despite it being a downloadable game, VF5FS seem to have pleased the crowd. Fuudo (Last year’s SF4 champ) takes this one.
1. RZR|Fuudo (Shun)
2. Shironuko (El Blaze)
3. RZR|Itabashi Zangief (Shun)
King of Fighters XIII
The KOF series has been awfully quite in recent Evos but not this year’s. The fighting game gods blessed us with some the great action between Mad KOF and Bala in the grand finals. The best moment from the match by far is Mad KOF inching to a would-be OCV (one character victory) to a phenomenal comeback from Bala’s Takuma.
1. CafeID|Mad KOF (Duo Lon/Chin/Kim)
2. IGL|BALA (Billy/Takuma/Shen, Ralf/Takuma/Shen, Clark/Takuma/Shen, Benimaru/Shen/Takuma)
3. CafeID|Verna (EX Iori/Duo Lon/Kim, King/Duo Lon/Kim)
4. CafeID|Gutts (EX Iori, Saiki, Vice, Mr. Karate/Shen/EX Iori, EX Iori/Saiki/Shen)
5. vVv.TC|Romance (King/Benimaru/Yuri, King/Hwa/Benimaru)
5. CafeID|Lacid (Ash/Kyo/Kim)
7. AS|Reynald (Mr. Karate/Benimaru/Kim)
7. Yang Yao Ren (Mr. Karate/Mature/Hwa)
Mortal Kombat (MK9)
Perfect Legend won is now the first back to back champion in a game since Daigo. He took down the highly talented CD Jr. The is Carl White’s third Evo title overall, his first one being Dead or Alive 4 in Evo 2006.
1. KN.EMP|Perfect Legend (Kung Lao)
2. vVv.NOS|CDjr (Jax, Kabal, Rain)
3. Pig of the Hut (Kenshi, Mileena)
4. IGL|MIT (Johnny Cage, Reptile, Scorpion, Stryker)
5. CoCo|Forever King (Sonya, Kenshi)
5. EGP|xBlades (Liu Kang)
7. EGP|Tyrant (Jax)
7. CoCo|M2Dave (Freddy Krueger)
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
The Marvel Vs. Capcom series has been a long-time mainstay for Evo and for good reason. The FGC seems to love the hype behind it. Filipino Champ and Infrit lived up to the hype in grand finals.
1. coL.CC|Filipino Champ (Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix, Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom)
2. LXG|Infrit (Nova/Spencer/Sentinel)
3. FC|NYChrisG (Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Hawkeye, Wesker/Hawkeye/Ryu, Doctor Doom/Akuma/Morrigan)
4. coL.CC|Combofiend (She-Hulk/Spencer/Hawkeye, Nova/Spencer/Hawkeye)
5. TA|Frutsy (MODOK/Captain America/Taskmaster)
5. Flocker (Zero/Vergil/Strider)
7. EG|Justin Wong (Spencer/Vergil/Frank West, Wolverine/Storm/Akuma)
7. ytwojay (Wolverine/Spencer/Magneto)
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (2012)
Earlier version of SF4 was plagued with overpowered characters, the pre-patch AE being the worst offender with the overpowered Yun. But the 2012 update did its job. Each of the top eight represented different characters. Infiltration beats Gamerbee for title. The highest placing American was PR Balrog, who placed even higher than Daigo.
1. WW.MCZ|Infiltration (Akuma)
2. AVerMedia|Gamerbee (Adon)
3. CVPR|PR Balrog (Balrog)
4. eLivePro.Qanba|XiaoHai (Cammy)
5. MCZ|Daigo Umehara (Ryu)
5. Human Bomb (Sakura)
7. BT|Dieminion (Guile)
7. TH|Poongko (Seth)
Well, that ends the recap. See ya next year!
Results from EVO.Shoryuken.com
Videos from IGN