Evo 2013 Raises Over $110,000 For Breast Cancer Research

This idea is genius! The grandaddy of competitive fighting Evo recently announced its game line up for its upcoming 2013 tournament set for July. Normally eight games are chosen, but this year the team decided to let the community choose the eighth game by letting gamers put their money where their mouth is. They asked the community to donate money towards the game they'd most like to see at Evo 2013. The game that received the most cash would be represented at the tournament. The end result? Well over $110,000 raised for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and an old classic returning to the tournament circuit.

The seven games initially chosen were Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Mortal Kombat 9, Street Fighter X Tekken 2013, King of Fighters XIII and Persona 4 Arena — which left the fighting game community with a huge number of other games to choose from...

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Brawl SFIII Third Strike, Online Edition Virtua Fighter 5 Divekick Melty Blood Actress Again Current MLP: Fighting is Magic Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Dead or Alive 5 Capcom vs. SNK 2 Injustice Skullgirls Street Fighter II Super Turbo Blazblue Soul Calibur V Darkstalkers 3

That was the ponderous list of games the community could donate towards, and donate they did. It was remarkably tight over the top three. Skullgirls managed to rack up $30,022.50, whilst Super Street Fighter II Turbo collected an incredible $36,710.93. Personally, I would have loved to see that take the additional slot.

But that slot ultimately went to Super Smash Bros. Melee. Fans of that old competitive stalwart donated in droves, resulting in a total of $37,963.20 going to breast cancer research.

In total the initiative raised $116,468.64 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which is just incredible. Well done to everyone involved.


    Grr and P4A isn't even out here yet :(

      I purchased a US PS3 (after replacing my dead launch US PS3 with an AU one...) just to play the game and after going through all the preliminary stuff I put it down to play through Golden first. Then I put that down too. Always the way.

        Lol your pile of shame must be stacked to your roof :P

    The donation drive isn't over yet. There's 10 hours to go.

    It is now officially over, and the total nearly doubled in the last 10 hours, a bit over $220k. The cynic in me wonders whether all the donations were entirely legitimate, since some of those chunks were pretty significant. However, if it's all entirely above board, that's pretty incredible.

    It was pretty insane. The rush to snipe a big result at the end was just mindboggling as the donation amounts got bigger.

    Australians can qualify to play at EVO at this event in Feb http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/02/the-ozhadou-nationals-will-dragon-punch-you-in-the-face/

    (Sadly not tagged with the evo2013 tag, Mark maybe you can update?)

    Last edited 05/02/13 11:34 am

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