EVO 2014

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EVO 2014
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Info
Dates July 11th-13th, 2014
Venue Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Address/City 3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Attendance 970 (for Melee)
Entry fees Melee singles: $10
Melee doubles: $15 per person
Project M singles: $10
Pot size(s) Melee singles: $9,700
Melee doubles: $2,130
Project M singles: $610
Results
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Mango 1v1
USA Hungrybox & USA Plup 2v2
Staff
Director(s) Mr. Wizard

Evolution 2014, or simply EVO 2014, was the 13th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 11th to 13th, 2014 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The tournament featured Super Smash Bros. Melee on its official game lineup, but also hosted a side event for Project M on its "Bring Your Own Console" (BYOC) area. It was the 4th time EVO featured a Smash game and currently stands as one of the largest Smash tournaments to date, with 970 entrants for Super Smash Bros. Melee.

EVO 2014 notably featured Nintendo, the publisher for the Super Smash Bros. series, as a sponsor, with a speech given by Reggie Fils-Aimé, President of Nintendo of America; this was in stark contrast to Nintendo's attempt to shut down Melee at EVO 2013 a year earlier. In addition, Prog was presented the Cannon Award in his honor for his service to the Smash community.

Before Top 8 for Melee began at EVO, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé wished the remaining professional smashers good luck in a YouTube video, thanking them (as well as all other Melee participants) for their dedication to the Super Smash Bros. series and their participation in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational.

Official Game Lineup[edit]

The official game lineup for EVO 2014 was announced on Frebuary 6th, by Joey Cuellar, EVO's tournament director, during iPlayWinner's live podcast, "The Fray!". Although Melee was intended to be included from the start, it wasn't officially confirmed on the lineup until March, due to a pending agreement with Nintendo regarding the approval for use of the IP at the event.[1][2] After an agreement was reached with EVO, Nintendo was listed as one of the event's sponsors, but no cash bonus was added to the pot, awarding the top 8 winners only with the base pot, accumulated from a $10 entrance fee for the game.

Finals Game Entrants Pot Size
Sunday Ultra Street Fighter IV 1,979 $29,790.00
Sunday Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 1,014 $10,140.00
Sunday Super Smash Bros. Melee 970 $9,700.00
Sunday Killer Instinct 338 $13,379.80
Sunday BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma 508 $35,080.00
Saturday The King of Fighters XIII 319 $3,189.40
Saturday Injustice: Gods Among Us 311 $3,110.00
Friday Tekken Tag Tournament 2 257 $7,570.00

Ruleset[edit]

  • Items are set to off and none. Pause disabled
  • 4 stocks and 8 minute time limit.
  • 2/3 games; 3/5 for Winner's, Loser's, and Grand Finals
  • Wobbling is allowed. The freeze glitch and infinite stalling are banned however.
  • First stage is decided by banning from the Starter Stages in P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
  • Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.
  • In a Best of 3 match, a player can ban 1 stage upon winning a game. In a Best of 5 match however, there are no stage bans.
  • Maximum allowed time between games is 60 seconds. Any player violating this rule will be issued a loss.
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: A player cannot counterpick the last stage he/she won on unless mutually agreed to by both players.

Stage list[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Battlefield Pokémon Stadium
Dream Land
Final Destination
Fountain of Dreams
Yoshi's Story

Results[edit]

Melee singles[edit]

(970 entrants)
Full bracket
Grand Finals

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.png $5,820
2nd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $1,940
3rd Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png $970
4th USA PPMD FalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png $388
5th USA Mew2King MarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png $194
5th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.pngYoungLinkHeadSSBM.png $194
7th USA Fly Amanita IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $97
7th USA Silent Wolf FoxHeadSSBM.png $97
9th USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png
9th Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Hax FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Fiction FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
17th Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png
17th Mexico Eddy Mexico LuigiHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Nintendude IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th Chile ZeRo FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA MacD PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th Mexico Javi FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Hyprid MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA The Moon MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Darkrain CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
25th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Connor FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Lambchops FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA DEHF FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Cyrain FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Lucien SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd Puerto Rico Lord HDL MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Ken MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA SwiftBass MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Mr. Brandandorf GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
33rd Germany Ice SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Darrell SamusHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA J666 LinkHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA OkamiBW SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Zanguzen FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png
49th USA HugS SamusHeadSSBM.png
49th USA SilentSpectre CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Reason DrMarioHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA PikaChad PikachuHeadSSBM.png
49th USA s0ft JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Tafokints SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Tang FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA SK92 FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Kalamazhu PeachHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Scar CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th Puerto Rico Excel_Zero PeachHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Zhu FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Laudandus SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Lord CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Kels FoxHeadSSBM.png

Side events[edit]

Melee doubles[edit]

(72 teams)
Bracket
Grand Finals (part 1)
Grand Finals (part 2)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Plup SamusHeadSSBM.png $1,065 ($532.50 each)
2nd USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Hax FoxHeadSSBM.png $532.50 ($266.25 each)
3rd Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png Germany Ice SheikHeadSSBM.png $319.50 ($159.75 each)
4th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png $213 ($106.50 each)
5th Chile ZeRo FoxHeadSSBM.png USA KoreanDJ SheikHeadSSBM.png
5th USA MacD PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Fiction FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png

Project M singles[edit]

(62 entrants)
Bracket
Grand Finals

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Chile ZeRo PitHeadSSBB.png $305
2nd USA ChuDat KirbyHeadSSBB.png $152.50
3rd USA DJ Nintendo IkeHeadSSBB.png $91.50
4th USA Metroid CharizardHeadSSBB.pngIkeHeadSSBB.png $30.50
5th USA Chillin WolfHeadSSBB.png $15.25
5th USA K9 MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $15.25

Notable matches[edit]

EVO 2014 included some of the strongest performances for Silent Wolf and Axe in a national tournament. They faced off in losers' top 8, splitting the first two matches with two-stock wins. In the final match, Axe counterpicked Fountain of Dreams, where he four-stocked Silent Wolf in under a minute, proceeding to losers' quarters.[3]

Trivia[edit]

  • This is one of only 2 tournaments where the places 1st to 5th were taken by the Five Gods, the other being Apex 2013.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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