Tag / Evo
The Evolution Championship Series (EVO or Evo) is an annual esports event that focuses exclusively on fighting games. The tournaments are completely open and use 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 primary reason for this trip to Japan is to take part in the Evo Japan tournament. I don't expect to get anywhere, but it's more just to say that I've been and attempt to meet and greet some of the old guard that I used to communicate with on the Tekken forums nearly 15 years ago. The other reason is to source Japanese Xbox 360 and find some games to go with it. These are going to be hard to find for a few reasons, 1) I still haven't figured out how stock is organised in Japanese stores... Alphabetically? Nope, 2) The titles will be in Japanese so I'm going to be relying on Google images to show me covers and to pick them that way. Following is the list of games that I'm going to attempt to find (please don't judge me on the type of game they are... it's just for the GS I swear).
Completion number five for the year already, but it doesn't feel justified. Recently I purchased a handful of ACA NEOGEO fighting titles in an attempt to boost myself into the Top 10 for Fighting games in Oceania before the end of the year. This didn't happen due to many different reasons, but I have turned my focus back on them in an attempt to provide a buffer for the 250k goal that I set for myself. As I mentioned before, to obtain this I would have to get 200ish Gamerscore each day to reach the goal by the end of the year (it is actually 224 to be exact, I think it started at 250 when the goal was set). Due to my Evo Japan plans, gaining Gamerscore while roaming isn't going to be easy thing to do, so I'm trying to get as much as possible before I go so that it will give me a nice buffer.