Published on July 13th, 2013 | by Lucy Niess, Reviews Editor
Day One of EVO 2013
Day One of Evolution (EVO) 2013 started today, and competitors from all around the world gathered to test their skills against one another and battle for the crown of their respective games.
The venue for EVO was at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, and this place is huge. There are three rooms that EVO took over: The main conference room, a side conference room and a panel room. The main conference room will host the finals for all of the games, the side conference room is hosting the side tournaments for the casual players as well as some booths and the panel room for the panels including Assist Me! (web series tutorials with a webhosting test) and Street Fighter.
In the side conference room, the main spectators were Madcatz with a demo of Killer Instinct and some items to purchase, an anime booth selling fighting game paraphernalia from gaming franchises like Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros (for the Super Smash Bros. players), Atlus showing off their new game Dragon’s Crown and booths showing off other new games like Dive Kick, Spy Party and many others. There was also a demo of the Oculus Rift (read the full preview here) and many cosplayers dressed up as our favorite characters such as Ryu, Scorpion, Reptile, Yu, and Chun-Li (to name a few).
Three games are making their debut to EVO this year: Persona 4 Arena, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Keep an eye on the coverage of those finals.
Keep your eye on GAMINGtruth for more coverage on EVO 2013, including thoughts on the Oculus Rift, Dragon’s Crown, and Killer Instinct.