Great news for Smash fans everywhere: EVO has announced that Super Smash Bros. Melee is officially joining the EVO 2014 lineup! Previously, a spot was reserved for the game while the EVO team was in talks with Nintendo about Melee making an appearance, and now the game has been officially confirmed for the major FGC event.
This marks the 2nd consecutive year that the 13 year-old game will make an appearance at the event, with Mango taking the victory over Wobles in a Fox vs. Ice Climbers set in Grand Finals. At last year’s EVO, Melee became the 2nd most-watched fighting game in history reaching over 130,000 concurrent viewers, only being topped by the Marvel Finals that followed the Melee stream. This means that with no doubt we can expect Melee’s showing this year to possibly be even bigger than before.
[UPDATE] Melee is also officially confirmed to be going to MLG Anaheim this year on June 20th-22nd.
The Smash scene has been on a huge rise in recent times, mostly in-part due to the huge showing the game had at last year’s EVO (as well as the amazing Smash Documentary). This is definitely huge for the game and it’s passionate community, as it will continue to help the Smash scene get back into more bigger and mainstream FGC events.
Melee will be joining the likes of Ultra Street Fighter IV, Killer Instinct, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice, King of Fighters XIII, and BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm. EVO 2014 is shaping up to be a truly spectacular event for fighting game fans anywhere. You won’t want to miss it!
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