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The Most ICONIC Moments in EVO History (FGC)

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EVO - the Mecca of the Fighting Game Community. A tournament series so legendary, just saying its name conjures up images of glorious victory, crushing defeat and, of course, the highest levels of hype. With EVO 2017 now behind us, we thought it was only fitting to look back at the tournament’s illustrious fifteen year history and relive some of its most unforgettable stories. These are the most iconic moments in EVO history. Justin Reclaims the Throne - 0:46 Shirtless Combat - 6:34 Alex Valle, Legend - 9:20 The Reset - 12:42 Infiltration Brings Out the Oil - 18:45 What Are You Standing Up For? - 22:45 A Wild Pikachu Appeared - 25:05 The Ears Come Off - 28:19 EVO Moment 37 - 34:53 Written by: Nic Doucet (@NicDoucet) Edited by: Miles Hackett (@miles_hackett) & Sean Meiliunas (@Dyna_Sean) Article by: Daniel Rosen (@Daniel_Rosen) https://www.thescoreesports.com/smash/news/14795-the-most-iconic-evo-moments Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”). Footage, Image and Audio Credits: NOTE: All footage from EVO events throughout this video are courtesy of EVO (Evolution Championship Series). Additional footage cited below in order of appearance. "Justin Reclaims the Throne" Justin Wong vs. Chris G (East Coast Throwdown V, Loser’s Final - 2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft2ooIUmNkY Courtesy: Team Spooky Justin Wong vs. Filipino Champ (Capcom Cup 2013, Loser’s Bracket) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KupKWu6Z-Zs Courtesy: Capcom Fighters Image of ChrisG https://karaface.smugmug.com/ Courtesy: Kara Leung Justin Wong vs. Chris G UMvC3 - UFGT10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtCvliVMWxs Courtesy: Keits EVO 2013 Crowd Audio from Justin Wong vs. ChrisG GF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKp5fwOZ-f4 Courtesy: MetalMusicMan Twitter: @MetalMusicMan04 "Shirtless Combat" Poongko vs. Fuudo @ South East Asia Major Qualifier 2015 https://youtu.be/4Cp1b_5kq8U Courtesy: Capcom Fighters Poongko vs. Pepeday @ 2014 Canada Cup (Grand Finals) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5TZZzpvHC0 Courtesy: Twitch.tv/Canada Cup "Alex Valle, Legend" Daigo vs. Valle (1998) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPzqod70Q4M Courtesy: TV Tokyo Uploaded by Guoguodi Alex Valle announces Project Blocks http://iplaywinner.com/news/2010/2/2/project-blocks-revealed-levelup-alex-valle-directs-new-tourn.html Courtesy: iplaywinner.com Image of Alex Valle https://capcomprotour.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/valle-1.jpg Courtesy: Capcom Pro Tours "The Reset" APEX 2013 SSBM W6 Armada VS Hungrybox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0osuNxURlzE Courtesy: APEX "Infiltration Brings Out the Oil" PR Balrog - Infiltration - Hakan Hype - Evo 2013 SSF4AE 2012 https://www.youtube.com/metalmusicman04 Courtesy: MetalMusicMan Twitter: @MetalMusicMan04 "What Are You Standing Up For?" Ricki Ortiz vs. Wolfkrone @ Road to EVO 2014, Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksmyk... Courtesy: LevelUpLive Shoryuken Article http://shoryuken.com/2015/12/28/evo-2015-guilty-gear-finalist-woshige-working-as-street-fighter-v-battle-planner/ "A Wild Pikachu Appeared" Axe vs. PewPewU [Kings of Cali 3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofTz4L_QUwY Courtesy: VGBootcamp "The Ears Come Off" Mortal Kombat X ESL Season 1, 2 & 3 Grand Finals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0E5Wi1eoS0 Courtesy: ESL Sonic Fox @ EVO- Furious Furry - PLAYER ONE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlyKXhJ4oe0 Courtesy: Dot Esports Summer Jam 9 - Mortal Kombat X - cR Sonic Fox vs RZR Perfect Legend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2i--tikO9w Courtesy: Big E Gaming "EVO Moment 37" Daigo vs Valle (1998) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPzqod70Q4M Source: TV Tokyo Raoh vs. Justin Wong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGTYdbe_yOo Courtesy: @SethKillian Daigo vs. Justin Wong Courtesy: Super Arcade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nC2D6sOrbg Check out theScore esports on Android and iOS: Android: http://thesco.re/esportsAndroidYT iOS: http://thesco.re/esportsiOSYT Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thescoreesports Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Snapchat: theScoreesports
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Stone D (11 hours ago)
can someone who knows alot about tournaments help me im trying to find footage of a certaino moment ; im not sure if it was at evo and it mightve been a smash bros tournament but anyone with a broad knowledge of such events please reply
Frazer Hughes (13 hours ago)
All I saw was a bunch of dorks
ElPseudocrítico (16 hours ago)
I'm NOT crying with the HBox guy story.
dog de la frog (17 hours ago)
As an HBOX fan, seeing him win evo was the best run EVER. Go ahead and hit me with those mindhive hbox hating downvotes, but one of the best moments in FGC history.
Ostrid Everon (23 hours ago)
Sonic fox final form is no hat mode
Olav Langli (1 day ago)
But its not really about fighting skills of strategy if its all about landing comboes.. one combo deplets your entire health bar?? Stupid, and boring to watch cause they always do the same shit
Matthew Marn (1 day ago)
Commenting before watching, if that BlazBlue run where the guy that played Litchi isn't on here, something's wrong.
Matthew Marn (1 day ago)
I'm shook
lovetownsend (1 day ago)
Why is evo trophy so horribly bad? Legit glass with title on it?! Could make that in middle school shop
Wombo Combo (1 day ago)
You missed the "Ghost of Marvel", where the final boss of Marvel 3 came on stage after ChrisG wins and says, "You have to face me now."
"marker" (1 day ago)
7:23 tell me the music please
Theloveevannalynch (2 days ago)
NASH4203 (2 days ago)
Look at Kenny at 34:40.
Dat Neegus Kawaki (2 days ago)
why does this dude keep saying "the korean" so much rather than just their names or saying him or he? weird
JAxz5 (2 days ago)
four fathers of fgc? who are the other 3?
Amon Goeth (2 days ago)
great video, btw who said Dowload Complete?
marre321 (2 days ago)
"A wild Pikachu Appeared" hahaha
scir 91 (15 hours ago)
dragon warrior on the NES...
7783DEATH (2 days ago)
Sojouner_-13 (2 days ago)
Omg i fucking love the fighting game community
This is hilarious!
Jesus protects (2 days ago)
Of only they managed to be a bit less socially awkward the e-sport scene would be looked at with less contempt.
FrankJP (3 days ago)
great vid
Francisco Shibata (3 days ago)
Evo La Meca de la irreverencia
Josephi Krakowski (3 days ago)
Sonicfox? is that REALLY how you want to be known?
Lorienzo De Garcia (3 days ago)
I was hoping in Justin Wong's Evo comeback on UMvC3 you mention how ChrisG had his bullet hell team comp and FChamp's Pheonix X-factor spam that was hard to get through. And another is just Kusoru's fucking use of his characters during I think Evo 2012 on UMvC3? His freaking Frank West X-factor dunk on FChamp's Phoenix was so hype and unprecedented the mic cut off. And Rocket Raccoon trap on Phoenix ended that tournament in the highest note ever, like FChamp couldn't even get mad. But overall, damn good documentary.
VZA (3 days ago)
**DEAD** @ barrel roll celebration
david fabian lopez (3 days ago)
Does anybody know the name of the song at min. 11:56 ? I have been looking at APM.com with no luck
Mida Cowley (3 days ago)
Alan Salazar (4 days ago)
24:18 LOL "internet exploited" (every share they showed up has 2 retweets or likes MAX)
davama (4 days ago)
nothing of tekken?
I'm happy that I found out that my cool History professor is Justin Wong's cousin. Small world, huh.
walid bigboss (4 days ago)
amazing vid
Slim B (4 days ago)
I’ll be in EVO when mk 11 comes out
Tyler Bryce (4 days ago)
To be fair, Woshiga took his fail like a champ. Way better than Armada looking like a salty bitch after Hungry destroyed him.
nicholas davis (4 days ago)
No ZeRo not dropping a single game at Evo?
Jason Strike (4 days ago)
6:18 Neymar style
Nanika (4 days ago)
SonicFox: not bad kid... you made me use 10% of my power... **takes hat off**
MangaAddict (4 days ago)
This was extremely well put together. Having very little knowledge of EVO, this video has gotten me hyped for it. Great job!
is da vog (4 days ago)
Justin Wong winning and the proceeding to clumsily roll on the floor was my favorite. Good for him.
David Cavazos (5 days ago)
Im really hoping that smash ultimates evos are really hype!😊
Eli Gregory (5 days ago)
amazing video
Kevin DeLuna (5 days ago)
Evo is just too entertaining love it :)
Kevin DeLuna (5 days ago)
Evo is just too entertaining live it :)
Re Spawn (5 days ago)
The face of tekkenmaster after SonicFox takes his hat off reads "... oh shit."
Sophia B (5 days ago)
justin wong looks so cute xD 5:28
MVLWVRE (5 days ago)
valle's story is an IRL cars 3
Lucas Souza (5 days ago)
22:17 bandeira do Rio Grande do Sul, mas que barbaridade tchê
Portgas D. Ace (5 days ago)
That last moment gave me goosebumps and I don't even play competitive...
Bootleg Vibes (5 days ago)
Holy shit. Oof on that guilty gear blunder Edit: Sonic's meme continues of not losing.
Claurio Neves (5 days ago)
You know you peaked your content creation game when people come back to your videos after days, weeks, months and even YEARS! I didn't remember I already watched this when I saw the first EVO history video...
i recon post (5 days ago)
Blazblue final 2014 was really good
Stancha91 (5 days ago)
That belly fat roll was epic..:D
Polar Turtle13 (6 days ago)
Anybody else get a tear when H-box won
Random Schmid (6 days ago)
lol all these games that arent melee look so silly
GiovankeeV1 (6 days ago)
Crazy how much has changed every year to all the hype now
Daniel Echeverria (6 days ago)
Gracias por publicar este vídeo, no se mucho sobre EVO pero por lo que eh visto son momentos únicos, el único momento que conocía es 34:55, es mucha dedicación el sacar adelante una partida y poder ganar, pero sobre todo ganarle al campeón Todos los momentos que has pasado por aquí se vive una experiencia inolvidable para ambos competidores y el público. Saludos desde México
Mcdonovan (6 days ago)
Y pensar que tanta diversión se habría perdido si hubieran tenido amigos o algo parecido a vida social... Son unos heroes sin capa...vírgenes, pero heroes. XDDD
Johnny Casteel (6 days ago)
What losers, wasting your lives and time.
Vagos por vida (6 days ago)
Damn this video was a waste of time
Kurt Cocaine (6 days ago)
I'm not even that much of a fighting game fan, but this was amazing.
cross25011990 (6 days ago)
smash bros and street fighter are damn insane made games. - god damn
Coran Baker (6 days ago)
SonicFox has taken his hat off in matches before right? Just not at Evo.
Tristian Woolery (6 days ago)
Look at all these Great Moments let's go see if there's any at Smash 4 Looks at Smash 4: oh dear God the toxicity!!!!!!!
theandroids (6 days ago)
Why are people acting like age matters how good you are lmao
Ethan Hudson (6 days ago)
“Not a SINGLE situp!!!!”
Such Wowz (7 days ago)
3:07 thats not okay
The Real MVP (7 days ago)
Tekken master a savage, holy shit!!
PierrotTheFool (7 days ago)
woshige you idiot fuckkk
tanpapidoug (7 days ago)
i think we can all admit, these are the coolest virgins
Mikey Man X (7 days ago)
Hungry Box deserved that win. Years of coming up just short and wouldn't give up. Worked hard and he finally pulled it off.
Rin Wesley (7 days ago)
I blow at fighting games, but the passion and the hype at these competitive events bring tears my eyes. These players give it their all.
Kitten Mittens (7 days ago)
And one year later, another incredible, iconic moment to add to EVO history: Two kids ride a shamelessly broken character to grand finals and proceed to disrespect the tournament, their community, and themselves as they giggle like schoolgirls and purposefully stall for half the match. Good riddance, Smash For Wii U.
DoctorMedic (7 days ago)
Now we need to add the amazing underdog run of Lil Majin on Tekken EVO2018.
The LR Project (7 days ago)
sonicfox's hat is like kenpachi's eyepatch.
Even More Proofyy (7 days ago)
Can we talk about that bayo stall 😍😍😍
Raidneyami6 (8 days ago)
That Pikachu 4 stock was nasty! Love it!
Another Syouz (8 days ago)
Alex valle Cristofer Gonzales America is nothing without latinos
lethargic (8 days ago)
HBox's story made my eyes well up
wetsoup (8 days ago)
then sonic fox took DBFZ champ HE DID THAT
Quo Shinken (8 days ago)
"Infiltration reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out Hakan." You mean his trick of bags?
RetroSentai (8 days ago)
lhalls9116 (8 days ago)
Pikachu!! Use thunderbolt!!!
ohsballer (8 days ago)
This is a really well-produced, well-narrated, and interesting doc. It was like watching a mini movie.
Hero 117 (8 days ago)
5:27 barrel roll!
Luis Moo Huerta (8 days ago)
20:00 Comentator: And thought... he thought deep into his back of tricks and pull out Hakan... Wait? Hakan? Yes, Hakan... Fan: HAKAN? WHAT THA FUC-
Jacqui Penar (8 days ago)
How can you miss Blazblue EVO finals 2014? That's like the #2 best moments in EVO of all time
Jacqui Penar (8 days ago)
Freelipino Chimp = EVO Cancer
z rony (8 days ago)
Can someone tell the name of the game in which the player stands up early
Jacqui Penar (8 days ago)
guilty gear xrd
I got goosebumps watching that axe clip
Mox ಠ ᴥ ಠ (9 days ago)
Imagine the smell
Jonathan Jofari (9 days ago)
one more thing about evo moment #37, chun li super is the fastest in the game, you can't parry it on visual reaction, you must react to the sound or predict it.
Fvck (9 days ago)
This is so interesting
Hans Schneider (9 days ago)
that last moment is similar to league's faker vs ryu zeds duel. I think every really big game has some epic moments like those
ThePeaceful K (9 days ago)
These are awesome moments for sure, but it's a shame that "Garireo" from Blazblue was not in the Iconic moments. That comeback was something else
Jacqui Penar (8 days ago)
my thoughts exactly.
Bruno de Souza (9 days ago)
37 min video, hum I see what u did.
Bananafish (9 days ago)
Now do most insulting EVO moments: No 1. EVO 2018 Smash 4 Grand Finals.
Brandon (8 days ago)
Bananafish Don't start this controversy
Nhikerr Morota (10 days ago)
Have to watch this again after watching the Story of EVO.
Stone Hex (10 days ago)
The Phantom (2 days ago)
Stone Hex I'd roast you back,but I'm taking mercy.
Red Green (10 days ago)
this is so fucking gay psych opposites day
Kazeo Fox (10 days ago)
“Evo moments” *places smash but not tekken* what in the fuck
jimae kun (10 days ago)
im sad because valle "cant keep up anymore" when daigo him self is roughly the same age as him but i guess thats what you call commitment

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