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EVO 2014: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

6. Namco Bandai’s Adding More Cash to the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prize Pool, Plus There’s Going to be Soul Calibur Side Tournaments

Twin Galaxies will be running the side tournaments for Bandai Namco’s Soul Calibur V and Soul Calibur 2 HD Online. The Soul Calibur 2 HD Online tourney will be held on Friday (July 11, 2014) and the Soul Calibur V tourney will go down on Saturday (July 12, 2014).

Check out the two pics below to get details on the the prize pool breakdown of both games:

EVO 2014

EVO 2014


7. Arc System Works and Aksys Games Will Add a Combined Prize Pot Bonus to the BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Tournament

BlazBlue Chronophantasma

The main developer (Arc System Works) and publisher (Aksys Games) behind BlazBlue: Chronophantasma added a combined $30,000 to the game’s prize pot bonus.


8. Atlus Games Wil Be Holding Its Own Side Tournament for Two of Its Games

Persona 4 Arena

Video game publisher Atlus will be conducting side tournaments of its own with two games – Guilty Gear Accent Core + R and Persona 4: Arena. Atlus has also sweetened the deal for the Persona 4: Arena tourney by throwing in a $1000 prize pot bonus and a signed piece of art by Shigenori Soejima. Dustloop.com listed all of the details for both game’s side tournaments, so check it out there if you’re interested in entering.

In another bit of cool Atlus fighting game news, they have confirmed that they will be bring along a playable build of Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax to EVO 2014.


9. Razer Will Be Adding Its Own Prize Pot Bonus to Killer Instinct

killerinstinct3gameplay

PC gaming hardware and accessories producer Razer has added their own major prize pot bonus to the Killer Instinct tourney – $10,000.


10. There’s Also Going to Be an EVO 2014 Indie Video Game Showcase and Art Show

EVO 2014

Several independent video game developers will be attending EVO 2014 and present their latest projects in a showcase. The games that will be on hand at EVO 2014 include:

Advent Saga
Lethal League
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm
VIDEOBALL
Aztez
Towerfall Ascension
Starwhal
Battle Golf Association
Nidhogg
Gunsport!

Along with this event, there’s going to be a the 1st EVO sponsored art show. Miguel Wilson of Multiverse Studio provided some comments to Shoryuken.com about the showcase and what it will entail:

This year, the Evolution Championship Series is proud to present the Inaugural Evo Art Show! During the Evo tournament event, we will be showcasing our first ever live art gallery dedicated to the genre of fighting games! The live art exhibit will be featuring the works of some of the industry’s leading artists, such as Edwin Huang, Long Vo, Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, Tracy Tubera, Mark Hammermeister, Michael Pasquale, and many more!

There will be a chance for all tournament participants and fans to check out and purchase original artwork featured in the show. Fans will also have the chance to interact with some of their favorite artists as well! So, while you’re enjoying the action of the Evo tournament, stop by and explore this exciting exhibit as we honor the spirit and art of fighting games!

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EVO 2014: Tournament Breakdown, Notable Players, Panels & More

Here's a breakdown of everything regarding this year's installment of EVO!

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Head to the next page to see all of the livestream links to all of EVO 2014’s action!

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