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EVO 2011 breaks online viewership records

EVO 2011 breaks online viewership records The Evolution Fighting Game Championship staff sent over a press release announcing that they broke viewership records on their stream. Here's the rundown.

Evo Championship Series 2011 Smashes Online Viewership Records

SAN JOSE—August 4, 2011 – The Evo Championship Series (, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, has beaten all previous reported records for unique online viewers of a competitive gaming event. This year’s Evo World Finals, held in Las Vegas on July 29-31 and hosted on, had over 2 million unique viewers who tuned in to the live stream to watch thousands of the best players from 44 countries compete in the championships.

Viewers consumed over 1.9 million hours of video content, and tuned in for an average of 55 minutes each. As the tournament unfolded, Evo also exploded on social media, with top players becoming global trending topics on Twitter and many others trending locally. During the electrifying finals on July 31, the fate of the finalists was so popular that four of them were trending simultaneously; making Evo players four of the world's top 10 trending topics on Twitter. Evo viewers also consumed over 1.9 million hours of content during this year’s event and watched an average of 55 minutes per person.

With over 2,400 competitors and thousands of fans in attendance, Evo 2011 was the best-attended fighting game tournament in history, as competitors battled through the double-elimination brackets for championship titles in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat, Tekken 6 and BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2.


Beginning in 1998 as a small gathering of friends in an arcade, the Evo Championship Series ("Evo") has grown to become the largest and longest-running fighting game event in the world. Evo was founded with a focus on community, competition and providing an authentic representation of the best in the diverse and dynamic global fighting game scene.

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Sex Fighter 2, Street Fighter porn trailer

If you can't get enough of Street Fighter, and you want to see how a resulting porn film trailer would look, you're in luck, as there's a video showing exactly that. Note: The clip below is mostly safe for work, as it's just Ryu and Chun-Li beating each other up, with a bit of skin showing, about as much as you'd see with your average cosplayer. If you travel much deeper than that, the resulting stuff will definitely not be safe for work, though.

On the other hand, if your boss walks by when you're watching this, there might be a few interesting follow up questions asked about your browsing habits while working.

Submitted by — shocking I know — an anonymous reader.

Roundup: Denjin Arcade closed, Redrapper song & EVO photos

Roundup: Denjin Arcade closed, Redrapper song & EVO photos

• According to Pherai and Haunts of IPlayWinner, Denjin Arcade in Simi Valley, California has closed down. No reason was given for the closure, but this was one of the few great arcades left in the USA, and it's sad to see that it has closed down now. Tip from Rafael2487 and Virtua_Kazama.

• Redrapper posted his Marvel vs. Capcom 3 EVO 2K11 intro song, which is a remix of Mike Haggar's MvC3 tune.

EVO 2011 photos from days 1 - 3 can be found on Karaface's SmugMug page.

• Dhim, a.k.a. nutsVSguts, has started a campaign to get Elena and Anna into Street Fighter X Tekken and did an original animation short titled Beauty and the Beat featuring both fighters. Mentioned by Bry and Rafael2487.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter 4 AE 1st place EVO 2011 interviews

The Cross Counter team is on the ball again and posted interviews with Viscant and Fuudo after their first place finishes at EVO 2011 in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, respectively.

Strategies and preparation are discussed, along with some of the matches themselves. Hit the jump for the other clip, which is with Fuudo.

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Player interview roundup, Team Mad Catz, DMG and others

Player interview roundup, Team Mad Catz, DMG and others A number of player and community member interviews were posted to the web recently, from EVO 2011. Here's a quick rundown.

Tip from Jason24cf and Rafael2487.

New York City Fight Club on August 18

New York City Fight Club on August 18 A short and to the point announcement about another Fight Club was made on Capcom-Unity.

Heads up to those of you who are in the New York City area. We will be having a Fight Club on August 18th, so mark your calendars! I can tell you that Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition will be making appearances. We will let you guys know more information in the following days.

Seth Killian talks Capcom fighters on the PlayStation Blog

Seth Killian talks Capcom fighters on the PlayStation Blog The PlayStation Blog also caught up with Capcom's Seth Killian to talk about their upcoming fighting games. This covers SFxT, UMvC3 and SF3 3s OE. Not a ton of new details here, but there's a few things to chew on.

Here's a grab.

PSB: Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 comes this fall. Other than the new characters, what new features will be included?

SK: They’re going back to the drawing board with some of the netcode, and adding a spectator mode — a major request from the North American and Japanese fans. It’s particularly challenging for a hyper-busy game like Marvel vs Capcom 3, but the team did manage to figure it out.

There will also be some additional single-player surprises, some new graphical elements, and of course re-tuning for the existing characters. There are little changes to certain moves, and sometimes all-new moves, animation tweaks… it’s a complete package and coming in at a lower price point. If you missed out on Marvel vs Capcom 3, this is the perfect time to dive in.

Tip from Nyoro.

Juicy Bits podcast with Juicebox S2E1.5: EVO 2011 recap

Juicy Bits podcast with Juicebox S2E1.5: EVO 2011 recap A new episode of Juicy Bits with Borderland Gaming's Juicebox is now available for your listening pleasure.

In this episode, Juicebox talks briefly about mixups and his experience at Evolution 2011 last weekend, after placing 9th in Super Street Fighter 4 AE which had over 1,500 participants.

Episode 2 of Juicy Bits will resume next week, followed by bi-weekly releases for the rest of the season. If you have any questions for Juicebox, feel free to head over to the Ask Juicebox Forum on BLGaming and he may address them in an upcoming podcast!

Capcom staff interviews from EVO 2011 by also interviewed multiple Capcom staff members at EVO 2011, including Ryota Niitsuma, NeoG, Yoshinori Ono, Derek Neal and Seth Killian. There is some ground here covered that you've heard before, and there's a shaky part or two, but it's still nice to hear various staff members talk about the game they're working on. also has additional EVO stuff on their site, which you can find by clicking the link above.

To see more Capcom staff member interviews, hit the jump.

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Assist Me! X-23 outtakes from Maximilian

Maximilian has posted some outtakes from his Assist Me series featuring X-23. This has some NSFW language, but if you're a fan of the series it has some nice behind the scenes stuff to check out.

Roundup: Poongko vs. Latif, EVO hype and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom footage

Roundup: Poongko vs. Latif, EVO hype and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom footage

• TH|Poongko and BT|Latif faced off in a FT3 money match on Saturday of the EVO weekend before they fought in the EVO SSF4 AE finals on Sunday. Hosted and presented by Focus Fire.

• The EVO 2011 Top 32 MvC3 hype video created by Tragic was posted on his channel. It features a small compilation of great moments in the past of MvC3 and was used to get the crowd rolling before the Top 8 was decided. Tip from Goldenzero2.

• MadCatz has posted an interview with their own LLL|Kayane. They discuss Kayane's involvement with MadCatz and her tournament experience at EVO 2011.

• A Tatsunoko vs. Capcom side tournament at EVO 2011 featuring a lot of good TvC players was posted by DragonStar. There's great character variety and solid play, especially later on in the bracket.

GiantBomb's Quick Look of Street Fighter III: Third Strike OE

Seth Killian and Derek Neal came into the GiantBomb offices to show the reviewers 3S OE. There are a lot of interesting topics covered in the video, covering all of the new features and unlockables in the game.

Tip sent in by manthorp.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: New basic combo videos by UGG-SIN2

UGG-SIN2 has updated his collection of combo videos on the SMOAI2010 channel with the addition of Tron, Akuma, Wesker and Ryu. These combo videos are not meant for flash and should be referenced for practical use. The Japanese text in the video only covers statistics such as meter, X-Factor and assists called.

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Street Fighter X Tekken panel video from EVO 2011

Dominion Method Gaming's Jason24cf has posted the Street Fighter X Tekken panel videos from EVO 2011. While this is mostly based around SFxT, it's also where Ono announced the rebalancing of SSF4 AE and talked about a few other things. Hit the jump for several more videos.

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The Ballad of Mike Haggar

Hortyort uploaded the epic tale of an epic mayor to his YouTube channel. Mike Haggar cleans up his town one lariat at a time, and this is his story.

Tip sent in by Rafael2487 via Capcom-Unity.

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