The fighting game boom is in full swing, and amazingly 2012 is shaping up to be biggest and best year yet. So big that we’re expanding both the Evo game roster and the Road to Evo tournament season! Without further ado, here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for Evo 2012.
Evo 2012 Game Roster
This is maybe the most exciting roster we’ve ever had. It’s got tried and true tournament games with balance refreshes, two series reboots that both show great potential, and a great variety of play styles from old school 2D to the zaniness of Marvel to an updated take on classic 3D fighting. It’s amazing to see so many great games hit the market at one time and we can’t wait to see who comes out on top in each of these games.
Road to Evo 2012
It’s our privilege to be able to work with so many of the grassroots tournament organizers worldwide to help seed players for Evo. In 2012 we’re making three big changes to the tournament season.
The first two points are self-explanatory. Here’s the new system for how points are awarded. At each tournament:
We’ve made these changes to reflect the reality that a double elimination bracket is really only accurate for the top few places (just the top 2 if you want to be scientific about it, but with good seeds you can have high confidence on third place as well). Remember, there are lots of pools for each game at Evo; the bigger games have hundreds of pools. So the most important factor is to earn that first point that puts you in the group of players who are seeded.
Here are the events for 2012. A big thanks to all the organizers of these events for participating in the Road to Evo this year.
That’s all for now. We’ve got lots more in store for Evo 2012, which we will be revealing in the months to come. Happy 2012 everyone!
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Introducing the Evo 2012 Game Lineup and Tournament Season!