The Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world.  And this year, Evolution 2012 games line up and been announced for 2012.

The games line up are as follows:

  • Street Fighter x Tekken
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Version 2012
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Soul Calibur 5
  • The King Of Fighters 13
  • Mortal Kombat 9

Blazblue seems to have been left out of the line up with Joey “Mr. Wizard” (Evolution committee member / Shoryuken Administrator) citing the Blazblue community needing to get behind the game more.

With the line up announced, details of tournaments that are part of the “Road to Evolution” have been announced as well. The location and the date of Evo 2012 have been already been announced last year. The event is held at Las Vegas, Caesars Palace on July 6-8, 2012.

Here’s a bit history of the Evolution series, it features the largest amount of competitive players in a single event and live streaming video of Evo 2011 with over 2 million viewers with notable professional gamers like Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong participating in the tournaments.

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