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Tournament:EVO 2008

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EVO 2008
Dates August 8th-10th, 2008
Venue Tropicana Las Vegas
Address/City 3801 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Attendance 110 (for Brawl)
Entry fees Brawl singles: $10
Super Smash Bros. Brawl winners USA CPU
Organizer(s) Mr. Wizard

Evolution 2008, or simply EVO 2008, was the 7th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, which took place from August 8th to 10th, 2008 at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

It was the second time EVO featured a Smash game on the official lineup, with Super Smash Bros. Brawl replacing Super Smash Bros. Melee from 2007. EVO 2008 was criticized harshly by the competitive community for its ruleset which turned on items, including the Smash Ball, and many stages that were universally banned in competitive play. CPU won the tournament, despite not having any prior experience in competitive Smash, after defeating Ken in Grand Finals in a victory that was widely attributed to the ruleset.

Official Game Lineup[edit]


General rules[edit]

  • Items were set to on and medium spawn.
  • 3 stocks, 2/3 games.
  • 5 minute time limit.
  • Sudden Death would not decide the outcome of the game.
  • Excessive stalling or abusing terrain to not engage the enemy was prohibited, and could be enforced by a tournament director only. This would result in a DQ of the match.


Losing player could pick what method to be used after match:

Method A
  • First stage played was Smashville
  • Winner kept character
  • Loser could either change stage or character, the other was kept
Method B
  • First stage played was Smashville
  • Loser picked stage
  • Winner picked character
  • Loser picked character

Banned Stages[edit]


Super Smash Bros. Brawl singles[edit]

(110 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA CPU ROBHeadSSBB.png $742
2nd USA Ken MarthHeadSSBB.png
3rd USA Hall SnakeHeadSSBB.png
4th USA SK92 FalcoHeadSSBB.png
5th USA Peapo PeachHeadSSBB.png
5th USA Darwin SnakeHeadSSBB.png
7th USA WDRM LucasHeadSSBB.png
7th USA BarDulL MarthHeadSSBB.pngKingDededeHeadSSBB.png

External links[edit]

EVO 2008 official ruleset thread