EVO 2K11 - WHAT IS “HYPE”?
For those who know me, besides reading manga & watching anime, I am absolutely interested in video games. Lately, I have shown a great interest in the fighting game community (which all gathered recently for Evolution Championship Series 2011, the world’s largest fighting game tournament in Las Vegas). “Hype” there is a bit different from the normal definition of “hype”.
The fans of the community really make things exciting for everyone. If there’s one genre of games that really benefits from its fans, it’s fighting games. I feel that those three factors are what keeps the community going.
Competition + diverse players + diverse characters = one amazing experience.
We’re all competitive at heart and we want to learn how to be better at what we do.
The EVO 2K11 Day 3 tournament stream was probably one of the best streams that I have ever seen. Now I really have to go to EVO one of these days, since they started incorporating panels this year.
Much congratulations go to the organizers for achieving a viewership of over 2 million online viewers and also to the folks who managed to get the winners of the tournaments to trend worldwide on Twitter. I wish the FG community the best of luck to make fighting games more mainstream in the U.S.
You can learn about the Evolution Championship Series at http://www.evo2k.com.