Monday, August 15, 2011

Evolution, Championship Series 2011

Delayed as it may be, here's my post about my trip to Evo. Let me start off by saying that, Evo was AMAZING. After hearing about the past years, experiencing this year, and knowing that each year just gets better and better, I'm going to go every year from now on. Every year, Evo is held at Las Vegas. This year, it was held at the Rio hotel. A buddy and I got to the Rio around 12:30 in the afternoon and decided to hit the buffet first. We finished around 2 and made our way to the convention room. On the way there, we saw tons of people with a bunch of fighting game swag, whether it was fight sticks, posters, shirts, etc. Once at the convention center I was so surprised at how huge it was. And, to my approval, there were people playing fighting games, EVERYWHERE. There were booths around that were selling merch along with other booths that were there for promo reasons. All the way down the middle aisle, to the far end of the room, was the main stage. It had an enormous projector, a little setup on stage for players, and tons of chairs set out in front. To the right was a little booth for streaming and commentating. Other than that, the rest were just consoles, monitors, and people duking it out. But enough words, here are some pictures. Enjoy!

Here are some shots of some of the booths that were there. Shout outs to MadCatz.

Shout outs to BrokenTier and MeatBun, rockin' their bomb shirts.

The other booths, for game testing. Shoutouts to Capcom, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, and Street Fighter X Tekken!

The new Soul Caliber and Tekken were there too, reppin' hard.

Shoutouts to the Cosplayers.

More towards the back was the BIG stage.

Everywhere around the big stage and the booths were amazing matches, upon amazing matches, upon amazing matches. Either casuals, pools play, or money matches. Epic.

Clockw0rk and Filipino Champ (tradin' secrets)

Combofiend on the right (come-back fiend). Warmin' up. Shout outs to Bionic Arm.

Filipino Champ vs. Dios X (pools play).

Fanatiq vs. KillerKai (pools play). Shout outs to pad players.

FlashMetroid and Hori Tatsu.

The main man, IFC Yipes.

Next to the stage, UltraDavid and James Chen commentating. Shout outs to the stream.

Yipes on the mic, getting the crowd hype!

After top 32, and top 16, it was a midnight showdown. East vs. West. West took it. Shout outs to the West Side!

I didn't take too many photos of the next day, mostly videos, cuz it was just too hype to do anything else but watch. Top 8 Marvel was AMAZING. I wish I would have stayed for Top 8 Street Fighter. Next time. That's all for Evo. Expect more to come soon. I recently went to the I Am Super 8 Bit gallery and snapped some shots there too. I'll post a cover of that event soon. Until here. Peace!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Comic Con 2011 Cont.

Here are some additional pictures of my trip to Comic Con this year. I'll be posting some pictures of Evo 2011 from this past weekend. Peace