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The Evolution Championship Series (EVO or Evo) is an annual e-sports event that focuses exclusively on fighting games. The tournament is a completely open tournament and uses the double elimination format. As with Super Battle Opera, contestants travel from all over the world to participate, most notably from Japan. The first Evolution was originally held as a Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Street Fighter Alpha 2 tournament called the Battle by the Bay. It changed its name to Evo in 2002. Every successive tournament has seen an increase of attendees. It has been held at various venues across the Las Vegas Valley since 2005.
The Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. Evo brings together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open format and determine a champion. Our tournaments are about more than just winning. Evo is open to anyone, feature stations available for relaxed free play, and offer unique opportunities to meet people from different countries and different walks of life who share your passion. Established champions face off against unknown newcomers, and new rivals that might have only talked or fought online meet up and become old friends.
Many fighting game fans have long pushed back against the rise of eSports, but it's happening if they like it or not. The latest development in that is the confirmation that the grand finals of Street Fighter 5 at the Evolution Championship Series will be broadcast live on ESPN2. This first happened at last year's EVO, but the fact the game and event is getting a repeat performance will be a big deal to the community, players and tournament organizers. The grand finals take place this Sunday, June 16 at the Mandalay Bay Sports Arena in Las Vegas. Street Fighter kicks off at 7pm Pacific Time.
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