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EVO 2019 results and top 8 final placements

Published: 2/Aug/2019 21:33 Updated: 5/Aug/2019 5:11

by Bill Cooney

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Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 2019 – one of the biggest weekends for fighting games of the year – is in full swing with most of FCG’s best players gathering in Las Vegas.

The tournament is bigger than ever this year, with over 9000 total players participating across all games and a good showing for each game on top of that as well.

EVO’s main stage games this year are Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st] and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

EvoEVO is one of the biggest FGC events of the year.

The action begins with pool play on Friday and wraps up with Finals for each game on Sunday, August 4. 

As always, you can keep up with all the action right here on Dexerto with our official EVO 2019 stream hub.

EVO prize pool amounts are assigned based on how many people enter each tournament. Ten dollars from each participant’s entry fee is put into the pool and split eight ways (60/20/10/4/2/2/1/1).

For example, the prize pool for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at EVO 2019 is $35,300, with first place walking away with $21,180.

Listed below are the top Eight players for each game at EVO, which will be updated throughout the tournament.

Smash Bros. Ultimate

nintendoOf course, Ultimate will be one of the biggest games at EVO 2019.

Ultimate made its debut at EVO 2019 and was the most populated tournament of the weekend to close out the event.

MKLeo and Tweek battled through 3,528 other entrants to reach the grand finals. Leo had to fight through losers to reach grands and ended up resetting the bracket defeating Tweek and his Pokemon Trainer 3-2.

With momentum in his favor, Leo’s Joker was able to take advantage of a tilted Tweek’s poorly-timed Pokemon switches to win the championship

Official bracket

Top 8

1. Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez Perez

2. Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey

3. William “Glutonny” Belaid

4. Ezra “Samsora” Morris

5. Ishiguro “Raito” Tetsuya

5. ProtoBanham

7. Sota “Zackray” Okada

7. Paris “Light” Ramirez

Finals: 7PM PST on August 4

Tekken 7

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Tekken featured 1,899 players at EVO this year all trying to fight their way into the Top 8 and a piece of the $18,990 prize pool.

Pakistani player Arslan Arslan Ash’ Siddique – who was the surprise winner of the Tekken tournament at EVO Japan 2019 in February accomplished the same feat in Las Vegas.

Official bracket

Top 8

1. Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique

2. Jae-Min “Knee” Bae

3. Hoa “Anakin” Luu

4. Takehiko “Take” Abe

5. Daichi “Nobi” Nakayama

5. Takumi “Noroma” Hamasaki

7. Sun-woong “LowHigh” Yoon

7. Yuta “Chikurin” Take

Finals: 3:30 PM PST on August 4.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Capcom

Street Fighter brings the second highest number of participants to EVO 2019 with 1,952 players registered and a $19,520 purse. Additionally, Capcom provided $50,000 to the prize pool.

At the head of the Capcom Pro Tour standings, Victor “Punk” Woodley is a lot of people’s favorite for EVO this year, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can continue dominating.

Official bracket

Top 8

1. Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi

2. Adel “Big Bird” Anouche

3. DC “Infexious” Coleman

4. Atsushi Fujimura

5. Derek “iDom” Ruffin

5. Masahiro “Machabo” Tominaga

7. Hiroki “Kichipa-mu” Asano

7. Yangmian Huang

Finals: 12 PM PST on August 4.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

With only 646 players entered and a $6,460 prize pool, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle has the lowest number of players at EVO, but that certainly doesn’t mean it will be any less entertaining to watch.

BlazBlue is part of the Arcrevo World Tour, which has a $1,000,000 purse and should give tour players plenty of incentive to go all in over the weekend.

Official bracket

Top 8

1. Oscar “Shinku” Jaimes

2. Kyamei

3. Seitaro “Domi” Ohno

4. Kamisue “Mekasue” Kazuya

5. Christina “Bace” Kabacinski

5. Fenritti

7. Kauyuki “KojiKOG” Koji

7. Jone Kim

Finals: 9 AM PST on August 4.

Mortal Kombat 11

Netherrealm Studios

With fighting games star Dominique SonicFox McLean in the Mortal Kombat bracket at EVO this year, most people were looking at him as one of the definite favorites.

SonicFox made it past the other 1,574 players entered for a share of the $15,740 prize and came out on top of an epic Grand Finals against Ryan ‘Dragon’ Walker on August 3.

Official bracket

Top 8

1. SonicFox

2. Dragon

3. Tekken Master

4. Deoxys

5. A F0xy Grampa

5. Tweedy

7. Hayatei

7. Semiij

Finals: 8 PM PST on August 3.

Samurai Shodown

Samurai Showdown has seen a revival in 2019 with the series’ first new title in over a decade and a flood of returning fighting games players.

There were 1,729 players registered for EVO which meant a $17,290 prize and a chance to watch a classic fighting game reborn. Plus, SNK and Athlon Games added $30,000 to the prize pool.

Official bracket

Top 8

1. INFILTRATION

2. Kazunoko

3. JWong

4. Reynald

5. CaliPower

5. RB

7. Didimokof

7. ZJZ

Finals: 4 PM PST on August 3.

Dragonball FighterZ

The surprise hit Dragonball FighterZ had 1,196 players at EVO this year and a $11,960 prize pool.

Old foes SonicFox and Goichi GO1′ Kishida were both in the Dragonball bracket this year and both players seemed like they were looking forward to the epic Grand Finals rematch from EVO 2018.

Even though the Grand Final ended in a draw between SonicFox and Go1, Goichi did come out on top 3-2 in a great Winner’s Final match.

Official bracket

Top 8

2. SonicFox

2. Go1

3. Fenritti

4. Shanks

5. B

5. hirohiro

7. NyChrisG

7. Kazunoko

Finals: 1 PM PST on August 3.

UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st]

EVO 2019 was the first time that a lot of people got to watch Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], an updated version of a game that came out in 2012.

With $11,560 in prize money up for grabs, Under Night In-Birth’s EVO debut ended up getting pretty wild, with Clearlamp taking down Oushou-Hittou 3-2 in a close final match.

Official bracket

Top 8

1. Clearlamp_o

2. Oushou-Hittou

3. hishigata

4. くれ

5. Neji

5. Rikir

7. Senaru

7. Libekichi

Finals: 10 AM PST on August 3.

Soul Calibur 6

The Soul Caliber 6 tournament at Evo 2019 has come to a close, with BNE Yuttoto coming in first place of the $7460 competition.

Yuttoto defeated Losers Bracket winner Bluegod in the Grand Final, but it did not come easy. Bluegod won the first match 3-1, forcing a bracket reset and a second, winner-takes-all match. The Japanese player then clutched up, winning 3-1 and securing the tournament victory. 

Leading up to the Grand Final, Yuttoto took down Tamonegi in the Winners Bracket Semis 2-1, before defeating Oplon Skyll 3-2 in the Winners Final. 

The final placements for the top eight players can be seen below. For the full list of final placements and a completed bracket, you can visit the official tournament web-page HERE.

Top-8 final placements

1. BNE Yuttoto

2. Bluegod

3. Oplon Skyll

4. Woahhzz

5-6. PG Shen Chan

5-6. Tamonegi

7-8. DF Saiyne

7-8. ORANGE KAYANE

Finals: 8 PM PST on August 2.

Gaming

Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
Twitter, @trvisXX
The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.