Level|Up and G4 team up to provide 45 hours of competitive fighting game coverage for EVO 2010
EVO is less than a week away! Are you hyped? You should be. This is the biggest fighting game tournament of the year. Thousands of players from all over the world will be participating in a tournaments in an attempt to prove that they are the best around.
Things will be a bit more interesting this year. G4 has announced that they will be partnering with the masters of streaming, Level|Up, to provide coverage of the event. EVO begins on July 9th and ends on July 11th. All three days will be streamed for a total of over 40 hours. The event itself is being held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
On July 20th, G4 will be airing a special 30 minute episode of X-Play dedicated to EVO 2010. There will be a brief history of the event, a new Marvel vs. Capcom 3 preview, and footage of the Super Street Fighter IV World Finals. Adam Sessler and Capcom’s Seth Killian will be providing commentary, so it should be interesting to watch.
The following six games will be featured at EVO this year:
- Super Street Fighter IV
- Tekken 6
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2
- Melty Blood: Actress Again
It’s also worth noting that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be playable for the first time in a public setting. I had an opportunity to play MvC3 at E3 and it was awesome. You can read all about that later this week.
You can catch all of the action starting on Friday at 9am PST on G4TV.com thanks to stickam. Now this is where it gets a bit confusing. Not only did the press release not mention the work being done by the Level|Up crew (which is a tragedy), but it doesn’t seem like the stickam service itself will be even used. According to Potatohead, Level|Up’s Media Producer, the stream is only using stickam’s underlying service called streamapi. As long as we get a quality stream, there should be no complaints.
I actually might be heading to Las Vegas so I can experience the hype for myself. I have been to a fighting game tournament before, but this would be my first EVO. I’m pretty excited even though there is a high possibility that I won’t be attending. Will any of our readers be at EVO?