Announcing the Evo 2009 Lineup!

Announcing the Evo 2009 Lineup!

Posted by inkblot On February – 2 – 2009

It’s that time of year again.  The Evo elves have been pounding away in our workshop, and we’re finally ready to reveal some details about this year’s tournament.  Hit the jump for the skivvy!

Date and Venue

We’re back in Vegas, but have moved up the tournament date to mid-July.  Hopefully this will make it a little easier on the folks who have school in the early fall.  This year we are upgrading (ahem) the venue to the Rio Hotel and Casino.  This is a great location that, while not directly on the strip, is still in the heart of Las Vegas.

The Games

This is what you really want to know, right?  We’re thrilled to have fantastic new games like Street Fighter 4 to sink our teeth into.  It does mean that we’ve had to retire some old friends, but we’ve tried to keep a mix between the old and the new on the roster.  Here are your Evo games for 2009!

  • Street Fighter 4
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
  • Soul Calibur 4
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  • Guilty Gear XX, Accent Core
  • SF3, Third Strike, 2v2 team tournament

As usual, we will hold exhibition events on Friday and Saturday night.

  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Invitational Finals
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix 5 on 5 Regional Team Tournament

The TvC event will actually be the final 8 players of a 64 man invitational tournament that we will run before hand.  The TvC finals will run just like any other Evo finals.

GameStop Street Fighter 4 National Tournament Tie-In

Evo has also partnered with GameStop in their national Street Fighter 4 tournament.  The top 16 players in the GameStop tournament will receive and automatic placement in Evo’s semi-final bracker for Street Fighter 4.  This should be a great event that will introduce tons of new players to street fighter tournament action.

Stay tuned over the new few weeks for more information about the specific tournaments, registration and hotel booking information, and other Evo announcements!

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