What is Evo?
Evo (short for Evolution) is the worlds largest fighting game event. Going on for now over a decade, Evo is the must-attend event for fighting game fans and competitors all over the world. Over three days, Evo hosts a variety of fighting game tournaments, exhibitions, and a free-play area where gamers can compete, meet up, and generally have a good time.

Who’s in charge of Evo?
Joey Cuellar (MrWizard), Tom Cannon (Inkblot), Tony Cannon (Ponder).

Where is Evo this year?
This year Evo is at Rio Hotel and Casino. Here is a link to the reservation site:


The link also includes the hotel’s address, and room rates. Please note you must be 21 and have a debit or credit card to book a room at the Rio.

When is Evo?
This year Evo is July 29-31, 2011.

Once I arrive at the Las Vegas airport how exactly do I get to the Rio?
Good question. The Las Vegas airport provides 24 hour Taxi and Shuttle service to and from pretty much any hotel in Vegas. For the Rio, expect a cab fare of around $20 each way.

The “Showtime Shuttle” is available at $6 one way or $11 roundtrip. You can find the shuttle at door 13 at the airport.

What’s the Schedule?
The detailed schedule will be released a week before Evo. The tournaments will run from Friday through Sunday. Expect Super Street Fighter IV/MvC3 to start at 8am on Friday.

How long does Evo run each day?
Usually each event day ends from 8am – 11pm. Friday and Saturday are all the pools play for each game, usually 3 games each day. The Finals for all games are on Sunday, and usually run to 11pm.

What games are at Evo?:
There are 5 official Evolution games. They are as followed:
Super Street Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (PS3)
Marvel VS Capcom 3 (PS3)
Tekken 6 (PS3)
Blazblue Continum Shift 2 (PS3)
Mortal Kombat 9(PS3)

I’m going just to watch, or to support a friend. Do I have to pay the cover charge or any fees?
No, the whole weekend is FREE to watch and use the BYOC area.

How are the official tourneys run?
In general our tournaments are double elimination brackets. Check our Players’ Guide for details including how the pools are run and game-specific rules. This is a must read for tournament players.

What If I cant attend Evo, can I get a refund or transfer my entry?
The Evo Registration Fee is Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. Please be very careful before registering. Also all registrations are final. This means once you submit your registration, there is no editing it. If you wish to register for additional games, you must register again and pay the cover charge again.

Sounds fun! Where can I register?

I just registered, how do I know my name is on the list?
If the money is deducted from your credit card or paypal account, you are on the list. Just to be sure, we will release the brackets online about three days before the tournament. You can reconfirm then, and you can contact staff if you aren’t on there or have any concerns. And for tournament organizing purposes you will be given a lanyard with your name on it as well so we can keep track of you. There is also a handy email we send out to people registered for the event.

Is the BYOC section free?
Yes. You don’t have the pay the venue fee to play on the casuals-set ups. You’re more than welcome to bring your own system. The tv’s are provided but keep in mind they are in limited quantities. Try not to have a setup where you’re alone playing the cpu when there’s 20 people on a single setup waiting in line. From time to time people bring their cabs from home or supergun set ups as well.

Can we use d-pad controllers?

Are wireless controllers/arcade sticks allowed?
Wireless controllers are banned. The only acceptable ones are from MadCatz or PDP as they don’t sync to the console. Yes arcade sticks are allowed as long as they are wired.

Is button mapping allowed?

Is Rapid Fire/Turbo allowed?

Are converters allowed?

Is there a XBOX360 to PS3 converter?
There is one that I can think of but it’s nothing worth mentioning.

How bout PS2 to 360/PS3?:
Yes. There are lag free converters out for all three systems now and readily available.

Are custom arcade stick allowed?
Yes as long as they are not wireless or hacked.

I’m bringing my arcade stick. Any suggestions?
Yup. Most people including ourselves bring our stick(s) in our carry on bag to prevent damage. Sometimes peoples carry on is their arcade stick. But if you want to pack it in your luggage make sure it’s well padded and well secured. You know how airlines can be.

Can you sell merchandise on the evo floor?
No. Outside of Evo, sure. Just not in the rooms where Evo is being held.

Are Drink and Food allowed on the floor?
No, the Rio Hotel and Casino prohibits outside food to be allowed into the ballroom at any time. If Evo staff decided to cater the event, then you may only eat the food provided, and please CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. We aren’t your mom.

Can you smoke in the ballroom?

Is there an age requirement for Evo?
No. But you will need your parents to sign some paper work if you place in the top 8 of the tournament.

Can you record matches?
We allow recording to the extend that you don’t upload the footage. Please keep it to yourself and for your own personal use. We produce a lot of the footage and dont want any of the footage on the internet before we have a chance to release it.

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