Here Are Your Evolution 2011 Champions

There was an international conflict that was fought on American soil this past weekend. Dreams were crushed and giants were toppled. The world’s annual premier fighting game tournament, Evolution, took place at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Top players from around the world came to carve their name into competitive gaming history. This year’s featured games were Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Tekken 6, Mortal Kombat 9, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

In SSFIVAE, Japanese Fei Long player, Fuudo, triumphs over American C. Viper player, Latif, in a convincing 3-match set in the Grand Finals. Latif had to overcome both Poongko “The Machine” and Daigo “The Beast” to secure that runner-up spot.

Then in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, long time MvC veteran Viscant (using Wesker, Haggar, Phoenix) takes the title over PR ROG (Dante, Wolverine, Tron/Amaterasu). PR ROG had to topple MvC legend Justin Wong in the Loser Finals to make it to Grand Finals, where he pulled off a first set reset by narrowly beating Viscant, unfortunately only to be demolished 3-0 in the second set by Viscant.

And on to Mortal Kombat 9, Perfect Legend using Kung Lao, brutally destroyed the competition to take the win. Runner-up REO almost gave him a run for his money with Mileena, only to switch to Cyrax in the last set to let Perfect rip the win out of him. Despite being the first final of the morning , BBCS2 was full of hype as well. What may be the best CS2 Hakumen I’ve seen in America, Spark, bulldozed over LordKnight‘s Litchi in 6 straight matches from the Loser’s Bracket to take the championship. Last, but certainly not least, in Tekken 6, Kor’s Bob fought his way from loser’s to defeat Fab’s Bob and Miguel, crushing everything that Fab threw at him.

Perhaps the biggest highlight of the night, Poognko from South Korea, nicknamed “The Machine” gave the legendary Daigo “the Beast” Umehara” the most embarrassing defeat in a long time with Seth, sending the Beast in loser’s bracket with a Perfect Round. Congratulations to all the Champions and see you back at Evolution 2012!


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