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Skullgirls gets support from EVO 2013, top 8 exhibition on stream and bonus $1,000

Posted by SFilp
February 4, 2013 at 5:07 p.m. PST
Skullgirls gets support from EVO 2013, top 8 exhibition on stream and bonus $1,000 After raising over $78,000 for breast cancer research, Skullgirls still placed second in the donation drive and is not going to have an official tournament at Evolution 2013.

Their efforts are not going unnoticed though, Inkblot on SRK made a post detailing that Evo will the Skullgirls side tournament by providing dedicated setups for the Skullgirls crew to run their side tournament in the BYOC area, showcase the top 8 as an on-stream exhibition and they will be throwing $1,000 into the pot.

If you missed it, after the donation drive ended, Mike Z announced a DLC character for game.

Sent in by HooliganComboFTW.

Comments

Kurow said on February 4, 2013 at 5:09 p.m.

Great news! I donated to skullgirls :)

#1
Ittouryoudan said on February 4, 2013 at 5:11 p.m.

Sick sh*t. Glad to see that everything they did hasn't gone unnoticed. But not just them, everyone that donated for their games to get in also.

While those who donated but didn't get their game into EVO, know that what everyone did was.. Just awesome, and while your game isn't in EVO; your efforts go to saving lives.

#2
HooliganComboFTW said on February 4, 2013 at 5:11 p.m.

Guess the "Everyone Wins" actually happened with this nice consolation. Great news for SG and Mike Z having his head shaved on stream while wearing a kelt was just icing on the cake

#3
t0fu said on February 4, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.

i'm happy with this outcome.

#4
shinpichu said on February 4, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.

Good for you, SG. Glad to see SG get something after all the support from the fanbase.

#5
gtfopanda said on February 4, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.

SG deserves better, really.

#6
Chrisuchiwa said on February 4, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.

That is fair!!!!! No hate but come on EVO staff "you raised 78k, I gonna throw 1k into your pot" Peace!

1K for an EVO game is sooooooo small, even an unofficial side tournament can do better.

At least they will be on main stage, I guess. lol

#7
NoizyChild said on February 4, 2013 at 5:15 p.m.

Now all Skullgirls has to do is get a Top 8.

I kid, I kid.

#8
SnakeX said on February 4, 2013 at 5:20 p.m.

Everyone wins! Donation drive for a good cause should be a yearly thing for EVO from now on.

#9
Marsh said on February 4, 2013 at 5:23 p.m.

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

#10
Roge9 said on February 4, 2013 at 5:25 p.m.

Much love to the evo staff, this will help the game a lot in the long run <3

#11
BUYACUSHUN said on February 4, 2013 at 5:25 p.m.

damn wish i could go. Glad to see the FGC do something to earn the 'C'.

#12
Zentsurugi said on February 4, 2013 at 5:38 p.m.

This is awesome news! I'm really happy that the game will still get some recognition at EVO. Overall, everything that was done was truly amazing. The FGC truly came together with this passed event. Bravo!

#13
rakuko said on February 4, 2013 at 5:47 p.m.

great for SG, happy that in some way, both communities get some time at EVO. i have something else to say, but for the community i'll shut up and be happy that it worked out.

#14
Crazcar said on February 4, 2013 at 5:52 p.m.

It's nice that they're giving them something after all. Haven't really played the game much since a few weeks after it came out, but I really do want the game to succeed and have Mike Z and the rest of the crew to continue making content for it. I need the Squigly DLC. lol

#15
Ninjagoon said on February 4, 2013 at 6 p.m.

I'm okay with this.

#16
BeatNinja said on February 4, 2013 at 6:01 p.m.

@6 Amen to that. Skullgirls, to me anyway, is the best fighting game that no one is playing...

#17
rudiano said on February 4, 2013 at 6:05 p.m.

lol

#18
i208khonsu said on February 4, 2013 at 6:28 p.m.

I want to watch Skullgirls more than any other option, but honestly I think Smash will attract a lot more additional bodies to Evo than SG would. Looking forward to some great matches at Evo, and hopefully all the qualifiers!

#19
icejohn said on February 4, 2013 at 7:46 p.m.

well deserved!

#20
massi4h said on February 4, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

@7, 1k will be added to the pot. There still will be whatever pot comes up based on how many players are entered. Please understand how tournaments work.

#21
RedRapperSux said on February 4, 2013 at 8:17 p.m.

Nice

#22
Smorgasboard said on February 4, 2013 at 8:41 p.m.

Didn't Skullgirls get a side tournament and top 8 exhibition on stream last year as well?

#23
HooliganComboFTW said on February 4, 2013 at 8:53 p.m.

#23

Yes Side Tourney last Evo had 100+ entrants

No to any Evo support, had to share a stream with the other side tourney anime fighters

#24
Devdan said on February 5, 2013 at 12:38 a.m.

I still don't get why this game apparently matters more than VF and BB. BB is kind of boring to watch, granted, but VF isn't; despite what people who have never even played the game like to assume.

#25
DustinFong said on February 5, 2013 at 3:32 a.m.

If Skullgirls brought players out to tournaments as well as its fans raised money for the titty cancer, it would have been an EVO main game.

#26
Crondizzle said on February 5, 2013 at 4:04 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#27
GodPride said on February 5, 2013 at 9:18 a.m.

I thought the DoA community would have came thru for sure, I guess not.

#28
Devdan said on February 5, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.

Uh, Blazblue is 2D, Tekken is 3D.

#29
JasmineCrams08 said on February 5, 2013 at 12:40 p.m.

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#30
Crondizzle said on February 5, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#31
Skull7XIII said on February 5, 2013 at 3:04 p.m.

did Skullgirls activate X-factor? cause its makin a comeback.

#32
Devdan said on February 6, 2013 at 6:34 a.m.

I am familiar with BB's history. Doesn't explain how or why Skullgirls matters more.

#33


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