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Tonight’s topic: Bring the Salt!

For those who don’t know already, The Evolution Fighting Game Championships starts this Friday. It’s the biggest fighting game tournament on the planet and held in Las Vegas every year. People from all over the world come to test their mettle and get bodied by some of the best players in the world.

The line up of games include, Street Fighter 5, Smash Wii U and Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7: FR, Guilty Gear XRD Revelator, Pokken Tournament, and of course Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. There’s no King of Fighters this year though, which sucks.

I’m generally hyped for some high-level Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 play. Infilitration and Tokido are the two players to beat as they have come 1st and 2nd in the majority of tournaments (Street Fighter 5) leading up to EVO. Tekken 7 is still a bit of an unknown here in the west, so I want to see how that game is fairing.

So what game has you hyped for this year’s EVO? Not in to the FGC, then what game tournaments generally have you hyped?

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Maybe your not one to get hyped. Then talk amongst yourselves, The Graveyard Shift is open for business.


Tunes for the night: FGC Jams

King of Fighters XIII - Kyokugen Training

Street Fighter 5 - Guile’s Theme

Guilty Gear Xrd Revealtor - Sky Should Be High

Super Smash Bros. Melee - Final Destination