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EVO 2015
Dates July 17th-19th, 2015
Venue Bally's/Paris Hotel and Casino
Address/City 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Attendance 3,284
Entry fees Melee singles: $10
Smash Wii U singles: $10
Pot size(s) Melee singles: $18,690.00
Smash Wii U singles: $19,260.00
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners Sweden Armada 1v1
USA PewPewU & USA SFAT 2v2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U winners Chile ZeRo
Director(s) Mr. Wizard

Evolution 2015, or simply EVO 2015, was the 14th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, which took place on July 17th to 19th, 2015 at the Bally's Las Vegas / Paris Las Vegas Casino. It featured Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles, as well as a Melee doubles side-event.

EVO 2015 currently stands as the second largest Melee and Smash 4 tournament to date, with 1,926 entrants for Smash 4, 1,869 entrants for Melee, and 3,284 unique players across both games. Contrary to expectations that there would be a large overlap on the player base for both games, Joey Cuellar, EVO's tournament director, confirmed that only 517 players entered both games, an overlap of only 16%.[1][2]

EVO 2015 allowed custom special moves in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by utilizing the Official Custom Moveset Project, and was notably the last major tournament to use the project. Furthermore, several of the game's DLC characters, Lucas, Roy, and Ryu, were not allowed due to their then-recent release[3].

Official game lineup[edit]

The official game lineup for EVO 2015 was announced on January 20th, by Joey Cuellar, during a live stream on, with Mike Ross as host. Notably for this year's edition was the inclusion of two Smash games on the official lineup, for the first time, with the return of Super Smash Bros. Melee alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The decision to include both games was made after continued interest in Melee was noted by the staff, following the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with the record breaking numbers for Apex 2015.[4]

Finals Game Entrants Pot Size
Sunday Ultra Street Fighter IV 2,227 $72,270
Sunday Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 816 $9,060
Sunday Super Smash Bros. Melee 1,869 $18,690
Sunday Mortal Kombat X 1,162 $61,620
Sunday Guilty Gear Xrd Sign 968 $19,680
Saturday Killer Instinct 397 $53,970
Saturday Tekken 7 458 $34,580
Saturday Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1,926 $19,260
Friday Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 437 $14,370
  • All pot prize values were taken from [6].


Super Smash Bros. Melee[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

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

  • Items are set to off and none. Pause and handicap are disabled. Launch rate is 1.0.
  • 2 stocks and 6 minute time limit.
  • 2/3 games; 3/5 for Winner's, Loser's, and Grand Finals
  • Customs are legal and must follow the Official Custom Moveset Project. Equipment however is turned off.
  • Lucas, Roy, and Ryu are banned. Amiibo are also banned.
  • All Ω form of stages are banned.
  • Order of events:Pick characters, then stage striking, then custom move selection.
  • First stage is decided by (Rock-Paper-Scissors) best of 1. Winner strikes, then loser strikes, then winner, then loser, then winner. (P1-P2-P1-P2-P1)
  • Following stages decided by winner banning two stages from all stages and then loser choosing.
  • Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: A player cannot counterpick the last stage he/she won on unless mutually agreed to by both players.
  • You may not play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification.
  • Maximum allowed time between games is 60 seconds. Any player violating this rule will be issued a loss.
  • Sudden Death with a tied percentage/stock count will NOT determine the outcome of a tied game. A playoff match with 1 stock/2 minutes will determine the winner.
  • Allowed controllers: Wii U Pro Controller & GameCube Controller.
  • There will be no loading anything on to the tournament consoles.

Stage list[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Battlefield (Miiverse) Castle Siege
Final Destination Delfino Plaza
Lylat Cruise Duck Hunt
Smashville Halberd
Town and City


Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(1,869 entrants)
Top 32 Bracket
Grand Finals

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $11,214
2nd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $3,738
3rd USA PPMD FalcoHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png $1,869
4th USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngSamusHeadSSBM.png $747.60
5th USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png $373.80
5th Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png $373.80
7th USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $186.90
7th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png $186.90
9th Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA HugS SamusHeadSSBM.png
9th USA DruggedFox SheikHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Ken MarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Fly Amanita IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Santiago FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Hax FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Silent Wolf FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th Mexico JAVI FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
17th USA MacD PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Reno SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.pngPikachuHeadSSBM.png
25th Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Laudandus SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Darkrain CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Zanguzen FalcoHeadSSBM.png
25th Mexico Eddy Mexico LuigiHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Azen MarthHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Lovage FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Kalamazhu PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Darkatma SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Zhu FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Vish CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Kira SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd Mexico Far! FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA OkamiBW SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Wizzrobe CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Animal FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Darrell SamusHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Azusa PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Frootloop FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA The Moon MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Tafokints SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Forward FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Lord CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Mike Haze FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA KPan FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Prince Abu JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Blea Gelo LuigiHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Drephen SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Crush FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Redd FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Fat Goku FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA NY Joey FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Dart! MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Light PeachHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles[edit]

(1,926 entrants)
Grand Finals
Top 32 bracket (winners' side)
Top 32 bracket (losers' side)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Chile ZeRo SheikHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png $11,556
2nd Netherlands Mr. R SheikHeadSSB4-U.png $3,852
3rd USA Nairo ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png $1,926
4th Japan Abadango Pac-ManHeadSSB4-U.pngWarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png $770.40
5th USA Dabuz Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngOlimarHeadSSB4-U.png $385.20
5th Canada Ally MarioHeadSSB4-U.png $385.20
7th USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png $192.60
7th USA FOW NessHeadSSB4-U.png $192.60
9th USA Larry Lurr SheikHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.png
9th Japan RAIN SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
9th USA SS VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png
9th USA StaticManny SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA False SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA Dapuffster MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png
13th Mexico Regi MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA Mocha SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA 8BitMan ROBHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA John Numbers WiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Tyrant MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA MJG VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Angel Cortes DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Bloodcross FoxHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA CaptAwesum VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA MVD DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Trevonte SheikHeadSSB4-U.pngPalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Shaky NessHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Salem SheikHeadSSB4-U.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngLucinaHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Mr. ConCon LuigiHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA falln Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Vinnie SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Wii Twerk Trainer WiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.pngMiiGunnerHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Tweek BowserJrHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Denti SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA 6WX SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Ito MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Anuar WarioHeadSSB4-U.pngVillagerHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Cacogen SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA True Blue SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA RiotLettuce DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA NAKAT FoxHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.pngPikachuHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd Japan aMSa GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA SaSSy ROBHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Will DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Jodi Bleek GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA K9 SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA NickRiddle MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Zenyou MarioHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Zex SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Japan Mr.II RobinHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA VoiD SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Seagull Joe SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA AirVault SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA AeroLink PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Kinzer SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Rich Brown LuigiHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Tearbear CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.png
49th El Salvador Luisfer DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Jtails DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Japan Haruki SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Canada Captain L PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA ViceGrip BowserJrHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Japan Nyanko DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA DJ Fliphop DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Scizor LinkHeadSSB4-U.png

Side events[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles[edit]

(82 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
2nd Sweden Armada FoxHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.png
3rd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngSamusHeadSSBM.png
4th USA Frootloop FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA Darkatma SheikHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Azen MarthHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png USA Medz FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Nintendude IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
7th Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png USA Bizzarro Flame GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Alan PeachHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Kalamazhu PeachHeadSSBM.png USA dizzkidboogie IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Darkrain CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA Dart! MarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Cyrain FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Milkman FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Tafokints SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Redd FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png USA Prince Abu JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Flow JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA s0ft JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U doubles[edit]

(96 teams)

Due to time constraints, the tournament was stopped at top 16, and all of the respective teams were paid out equally.

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
USA FOW NessHeadSSB4-U.png USA MJG VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA Nairo ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.png USA Shaky NessHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA Nakat NessHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.png USA False SheikHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA Vinnie SheikHeadSSB4-U.png USA Will SheikHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
Chile ZeRo DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png USA Anti MarioHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA AeroLink PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png USA iiGGy Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
Netherlands Mr. R SheikHeadSSB4-U.png Canada Ally MarioHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA John Numbers WiiFitTrainerHeadSSB4-U.png USA CaptAwesum VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA Ito MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png USA Forbidden_Arikie SonicHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
Japan Nyanko DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png Japan Nietono MiiBrawlerHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
Japan aMSa GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png Japan Mr.II RobinHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA ZFLY LittleMacHeadSSB4-U.png USA Matt Hazard GanondorfHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA Xzax MarioHeadSSB4-U.png USA 6WX SonicHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA Z PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png USA Lycan DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA SS VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png USA K9 SheikHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)
USA Hino BowserJrHeadSSB4-U.png USA Kinzer SonicHeadSSB4-U.png $265.00 ($132.50 each)

Project M singles[edit]

(172 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA iPunchKidsz LucarioHeadSSBB.png
2nd USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBB.png
3rd USA MrLz MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png
4th USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBB.png
5th USA KiraFlax CharizardHeadSSBB.png
5th USA lloD PeachHeadSSBB.png
7th Canada Alphicans FoxHeadSSBB.png
7th USA Seagull Joe DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png

Smash Wii U East Coast vs. West Coast crew battle[edit]

EC Player Character Stocks Taken WC Player Character Stocks Taken
Nakat NessHeadSSB4-U.png 8 Larry Lurr FoxHeadSSB4-U.png 1
Jtails DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png 5 Xzax MarioHeadSSB4-U.png 1
Shaky NessHeadSSB4-U.png 3 VoiD SheikHeadSSB4-U.png 2
Dabuz Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png 2 Tyrant MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png 1
Vinnie SheikHeadSSB4-U.png 2 AeroLink PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png 2
Ally MarioHeadSSB4-U.png 3 FOW NessHeadSSB4-U.png 4
False LuigiHeadSSB4-U.png 1 ZeRo SheikHeadSSB4-U.png 5
Nairo ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png Mr. ConCon LuigiHeadSSB4-U.png 2
Total 24 Total 18

Melee Tristate vs. MD/VA crew battle[edit]

Tristate Player Character Stocks Taken MD/VA Player Character Stocks Taken
Zanguzen FalcoHeadSSBM.png 6 Nintendude IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png 2
Reno SheikHeadSSBM.png 3 lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png 3
Swedish Delight PeachHeadSSBM.png 5 ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png 4
G$ FalcoHeadSSBM.png 5 Milkman FoxHeadSSBM.png 4
DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.png 2 Redd FoxHeadSSBM.png 4
The Moon MarthHeadSSBM.png 3 Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png 4
Total 24 Total 21

Salty Suite[edit]

The Salty Suite was run by VGBootCamp during the after hours of Saturday, and featured various money matches and other exhibition sets.

Winner Character(s) Loser Character(s) Score Amount
USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.png Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png 3-2 HTC Nexus 9 tablet
USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png 3-1
Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png USA Bizzarro Flame GanondorfHeadSSBM.png 5-0 $100
USA Gahtzu CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA Mike Haze FoxHeadSSBM.png 2-1
USA Gahtzu CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 3-2


  • ZeRo, who won the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U event, did not lose a single game in tournament, making him the first person ever to do so.
    • He was also the first Chilean to win an EVO event, as KaneBlueRiver won the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 event the next day.
  • Nintendo of America marketing manager and translator Bill Trinen registered to participate in the SSB4 tournament, under the tag "Th | trintroll",[5] with the "Th" crew tag apparently standing for Treehouse. However, due to the passing of Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, Trinen changed his plans and did not attend, as EVO was held on the same weekend as Iwata's funeral.[6]
    • In response to Satoru Iwata's passing, a moment of silence was held before Smash 4's top 8.
  • MadCatz once again gave out gold FightSticks for EVO winners this year. The top 3 of each official EVO game, including both Smash games, received one.[7][8][9]
  • After receiving his 5th place medal in Melee singles, Mango took it off and threw it into the crowd.
  • Plup humorously forgot to appear on stage to receive his medal with the rest of the top 8 players.
  • PC Chris did not attend the tournament, although imposters attended in the Melee and Smash 4 tournaments using his name.
  • This tournament marks highest ever placing of a Pac-Man main at a Smash 4 national, with Abadango placing 4th.
  • This tournament also marks Ken's highest placing at a supermajor since Super Champ Combo, placing 13th.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Smash Registration statistics. Joey "MrWizard" Cuellar, EVO 2015's tournament director. Retrieved on 2015-07-01.
  2. ^ Smash Registration statistics. One Frame Link. Retrieved on 2015-07-26.
  3. ^ Why Roy, Ryu and Lucas are banned at EVO 2015. Joey "MrWizard" Cuellar, EVO 2015's tournament director. Retrieved on 2015-06-22.
  4. ^ Evolution 2015 Games Reveal. Twitch. Retrieved on 2015-06-23.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ [5]