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EVO 2013 confirmed as largest Super Smash Bros. tournament to date, nearly 700 participants

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 1, 2013 at 2:36 p.m. PDT • Comments: 76
Tom Cannon, one of the Evolution tournament organizers, stated on Twitter this morning that the Super Smash Bros. Melee event running at this year's EVO is the largest Smash tournament ever. According to Cannon, the amount of players participating is double that of the previous record holder. The specific number of entrants was also divulged on Twitter with Super Smash Bros. Melee coming in at 696 participants.
Hit the jump to read on.
To give you a better idea of the magnitude the EVO Melee numbers retain, CEO 2013's entrant numbers showed that Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, (the most popular game at the event), had around 300 players competing.

CEO 2013 is the last major event before EVO 2013 and is an absolutely amazing spectacle with tons of top level talent in attendance each year.

What is even more impressive is the fact that Super Smash Bros. Melee was not originally intended to be on the main EVO 2013 line up, but was voted in by fans.

Evolution 2013 is taking place on July 12 - 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Be sure to visit us here at EventHubs for live coverage of the largest fighting game event of the year.

Via Tom Cannon's Twitter.
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