Who won the EVO reveal war? We go all out recapping the hype and offer early Sagat and G impressions - EventHubs Podcast

Will we see more characters in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition in 2018 with the early Season 3 releases?

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 9, 2018 at 1:24 p.m. PDT

EVO 2018 was full of tons of hype announcements. On the latest episode of the EventHubs Podcast, we discuss who had the best showing at this year's tournament, Bandai Namco or Capcom.

Both companies came out firing on all cylinders, and regardless of who you thought won the reveal war, it was a terrific showing for both organizations.

We also get into Negan's reveal and if he might be a better fit in Mortal Kombat, plus what implications adding a character like him might mean for eSports licensing in the future.

John gets into attending EVO 2018 this year, and why the lack of machines to play casuals on was a disappointment.

Then we start breaking down our early impressions of Sagat and G in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, and if their early release dates may mean we'll see additional characters announced for the game in 2018.

We close out the episode by covering Smash Ultimate's latest reveals of Simon and Richter Belmont, plus why King K. Rool brings the hype for so many, and then close out with the drama of the Smash 4 grand finals, and character usage from the event. This is a mega pod, clocking in at almost an hour and a half, as we have a lot of things to discuss.

Timestamps
1:39 - Experiencing EVO/Vegas firsthand
4:53 - The one drag in my experience
9:52 - Which developer 'won' the reveal war at EVO this year? (Negan, G, Sagat)
30:00 - Does Capcom have more in store for Street Fighter 5 in 2018?
42:50 - Picking up new characters (the Pocket Rumble epiphany)
48:51 - Thoughts on Sagat in SF5 thus far
55:36 - Thoughts on G in SF5 thus far
1:03:30 - New Smash characters revealed - King K. Rool, Belmonts, Dark Samus
1:13:30 - Smash 4 Grand Finals fiasco
1:19:38 - What we didn't get to yet

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