It’s all mounted up to this day for many fighters worldwide – the EVO 2012 finals. And while we saw many fighters fall to some new blood early on in the tournament, there was a nice blend of old and new this time around. Egos clashed, hopes were dashed, and eventually, kings were crowned. In terms of hype, you got what you expected out of Super Street Fighter IV and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but I feel that the most surprising amount of hype was pushed on King of Fighters XIII, as you’ll find below.
This was without a doubt one of the biggest matches of the night, not only in the actual technique, but with the superb amount of hype that was surrounding the game. Poor Bala couldn’t overcome Korea’s own Mr. KOF in the end, having to reset the brackets.
Some great action from the biggest true blue 3D fighter of the tournament, and with a surprising lack of Hilde and Nightmare. Shining Depecon takes it.
Perfect Legend keeps his title as king of the Mortal Kombat ring with his signature Kao Lang, pulling together some truly wicked combos, showing that once again, there’s more than enough room for NetherRealm at this party.
Probably the most hyped part of the night, with Filipino Champ taking it by the skin of his teeth, with his trusty Dormammu being a notable standout. While my favorite of the event didn’t make it, Chris G, Filipino Champ winning it all was definitely most satisfying.
The match couldn’t have been any more hyped than if Ryu and Ken actually showed up and fought. Infiltrator and GamerBee, with Akuma and Adon in hand, showed what Street Fighter was all about. Infiltrator dominated the second half to bring it in for the win.
Who knows what will happen at EVO 2013 as more and more new blood comes into the mix. All I know is if it’s half the spectacle 2012 was, it’ll truly show where gaming can shine brightest – the community.