Evo Announces Fighting Game Lineup for 2012 Tournament Season

Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012 at 06:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

The increased popularity of competitive fighting games has allowed Evo to add new games and new events.

2011 was a great year for eSports. Audiences grew, prize money increased, players got better and games got even better for fans to watch. Fighting games increased in popularity across the board and that's been very good for the Evolution Championship Series, more commonly known as Evo.

Evo has made some significant changes for its 2012 season. Rules have changed, seeding is done differently and more events have been added. The big news though, is that they've amended their lineup to include six very strong fighting games.

Players and fans can expect to see plenty of action from 'Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition,' 'Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3,' 'Mortal Kombat 9,' and 'King of Fighters 13' as well as the upcoming titles 'Soul Calibur V' and 'Street Fighter X Tekken.'

The Apex Tournament Series kicks off the new season with new games in New Burnswick, New Jersey.

Source: Shoryuken

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Tags: Marvel vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, Street Fighter, eSports, Soul Calibur V (all tags)