The EVO Championship Series World Final 2010 has begun! Going all weekend long and featuring all of your favorite fighting game, you’d be wont to miss watching the fights whether you’re a fan of the genre or not. G4TV is streaming the entire tournament, featuring live commentary from experienced fighters for each respective game.
If you’re not familiar with the EVO Championship series, here’s a brief summary from G4TV:
The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) is the Thunderdome of gaming, where the best of the best from around the world compete to claim the title of ultimate fighting game/champion. Over three days of tournament play, contestants and fans unite to honor the competitive spirit inside all of us, while showcasing their varied skills and abilities for all the world to see.
The games this year include: Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Melty Blood: Actress Again. Currently they’re streaming the early rounds of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, but Street Fighter IV is said to be starting within the hour. If you’re interested in the full schedule check out the image below.
Now, I’ve never been much of a fan of the fighter genre, mostly because I’m terrible at the games, but it’s difficult to not be impressed by the level of play at show. These are some of the best fighting game players around, and it shows. The announcers can say how Zero is overpowered all they want, but I couldn’t win a fight with him not matter the opponent.
Unfortunately the target audience isn’t me, or other gamers that have little interest in the fighting game genre. The announcers are all very detailed, but to an extent where most of the time I literally have no idea what they are talking about. That combined with constant references to people and fights that most will have no knowledge of would make it very difficult to watch, if the action wasn’t so great!