Monday, January 14, 2013

Evo 2013 rules change, second place charity vote could be the eighth game

Las Vegas, we have a problem. We have an early look at the fighting game pulling away in first place in the Evo 2013 charity poll but there's a problem. Find out what the issue is and the solution inside.

Tupac once said, "I see no changes," but Evo 2013 certainly does.

Last week, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar announced the Evo 2013 lineup. Seven games were made official for the main room while the eighth and final title is being decided through a charity vote. In the lead right now is My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic. As surreal as that sounds, we have a dilemma on our hands as well.

The game doesn't have a release date.

This has left many wondering how players could prepare for the game when it may not even be available by the time the tournament takes place. Have no fear, SRK is here.

"Next, we’re removing Fighting is Magic (FiM) from the running for the eighth Evo game.  If FiM finishes with the most money donated, we will take the game with the second highest donations as the eighth Evo game.  But,  should FiM win the donation drive, Evo will sponsor an exhibition tournament and run it out of the Indie Gaming Showcase.  The top eight players from the exhibition will fight it out on stage and stream, like previous Evo exhibitions."

Take a look at the current charity results.

  1. MLP, Fighting is Magic: $3,519.50
  2. Super Smash Bros. Melee: $1,404.32
  3. Skullgirls: $814.22
  4. Guilty Gear XX, Accent Core Plus : $767.90
  5. Soul Calibur V: $387.41
  6. Divekick: $343.95
  7. Dead or Alive 5: $202.69
  8. Blazblue: $200.00
  9. Virtua Fighter 5: $191.00
  10. Super Smash Bros. Brawl: $155.00
Voting ends on Jan. 29 so it isn't too late to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Fund and vote for the eighth Evo 2013 game. For donation details, click here.