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Smash Bros, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Announced As Main Games For EVO 2018

by Donald Theriault - February 6, 2018, 6:58 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: EVO

One of these games has a short turnaround.

Three Nintendo platform games have made the main field for the EVO 2018 fighting game tournament.

Super Smash Bros (Wii U) and Super Smash Bros Melee (GameCube) will return for the fourth straight tournament, with BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle making its debut. The other games in the field are Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2.

Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Event Center will host the tournament from August 3-5. A full schedule of the finals has yet to be announced.

Talkback

ClexYoshiFebruary 06, 2018

Awww, no ARMS or Them's Fightin' Herds. :C

EnnerFebruary 06, 2018

The immortal Melee. As much as I am fond of the game, I sympathize those who are becoming increasingly annoyed or frustrated with Melee continuing to get in to the top cut.


Gratz to Arc System Works in getting three games in there! Excited to watch some DBF.

ClexYoshiFebruary 07, 2018

Melee at this point is an interesting beast at this point. I think the big thing is that it has an audience that's passionate enough about it to generate lots of money for it's FGC Scene, and that's why it will continue to shamble on, carrying a CRT TV in one hand and a gamecube controller with a manufacturing defect in the other. Even more funny is that Nintendo could actually nip the Melee community at the bud via sponsorship.

The only reason Street Fighter V is so prominent is because Capcom continues to make that game the gravy train, even if everyone playing the game hates it because the balance in that game is boreked in a way that basically allows you to make absurd comebacks in matches for very little effort.

BeautifulShyFebruary 07, 2018

Quote from: ClexYoshi

Awww, no ARMS or Them's Fightin' Herds. :C

Them's Fighting Herds is coming out on the 22nd of February this year so I imagine next year the game will be at EVO.  Plus last time Fighting is Magic(TFH predicesor) was at EVO it had to be revamped because of some legal problems. So I think that having Them's Fighting Herds be at next years EVO will give the game time to be learned better and have a more robust community. 

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