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This Weekend in Fighting Games: The Evolution Championship Series and Road to Manila Cup

More fighting game goodness coming this weekend

Gab Lazaro

If you still got that REV Major high and are looking for more fighting game goodness, this weekend has got you answered.

Evolution Championship Series 2017

The biggest event happening this weekend is the Evolution Championship Series. Now on its 21st year, it will be held over at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Evolution, or EVO for short, is widely regarded as the largest annual gathering of fighting game players in the world. Players from across different regions come to fight it out in various games. Those who succeed in winning a championship are regarded as the best players in the world.

This year at EVO there will be a total of 9 games highlighted; Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice 2, King of Fighters XIV and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Both the Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 tournaments are part of the Capcom Pro Tour and Tekken World Tour respectively, so you can expect hype matces to be had all around

Here’s a quick graphic showing the stream schedule based on Philippine time. All credit goes to Anton Enduque:

Road to Manila Cup Continues

Along with EVO this weekend, the Road to Manila Cup will be continuing over at Playbook Circuit Makati. Games featured include Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and King of Fighters XIV. Just like last time, winners in the three games will be given free entry and registration for Manila Cup 2017 this September.