Attack of the Fanboy

Here’s When and Where to Watch EVO This Weekend

by William Schwartz


Unless you’re personally invested in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax or got to pick up a free Tekken 7 shirt, nothing major has happened today at EVO. All the good stuff has been squeezed into the weekend, culminating in a big day of finals on Sunday. Twitch is hosting EVO again this year, and has seven channels plus a Japanese language stream to cover every last frantic input. You can find their online schedule here.

Saturday’s EVO Highlights

Saturday morning starts strong with semi finals for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U starting from 8AM PDT (GMT -7 for non-US readers). The rest of the morning is taken up with pools for a variety of tournaments across each channel, while the afternoon sees a spate of quarter and semi-finals. Finals for Smash Bros. Wii U begin at 2PM, followed by Tekken 7 at 4PM and Killer Instinct at 6PM.

Sunday’s EVO Highlights

There will only be one channel broadcasting on Sunday, but that’s okay, because that’s all that’s needed. Wall-to -all finals cram Sunday, beginning at 9AM with Guilty Gear Xrd Sign at 9:30AM. Those having a late lunch can settle in with the Super Smash Bros. Melee finals at 1PM, which will be followed by Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at 4PM. EVO 2015 closes with the Ultra Street Fighter IV finals, starting at 6:30PM PDT.

Still haven’t got your fill of EVO?

If you somehow haven’t gotten enough of competitive fighting game action, a side event will be running across the weekend. AnimeEVO is a fighting tournament that focuses on — you guessed it — anime-specific fighting games. Some of its more recognizable titles include BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, and Gundam VS Extreme Full Boost. You can find more information about AnimeEVO on this Google Drive document, which will be updated throughout the tournament.

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