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Tournament:EVO 2016

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EVO 2016
Dates July 15th-17th, 2016
Venue Las Vegas Convention Center &
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Address/City 3150 Paradise Rd
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Attendance 4,497+
Entry fees Melee singles: $10
Smash Wii U singles: $10
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Hungrybox 1v1
USA SFAT & USA PewPewU 2v2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U winners Canada Ally
Director(s) Mr. Wizard

Evolution 2016, or simply EVO 2016, was the 15th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. It took place in July on Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, then at the Mandalay Bay Events Center to host finals.

It was announced on January 26th, 2016 by EVO's tournament director, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, that both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would be featured as official games on the EVO 2016 game lineup.[1][2] EVO 2016 is the largest ever tournament for both games, surpassing the records set by its predecessor.[3]

Official Game Lineup[edit]

Finals Game Entrants Pot Size
Sunday Street Fighter V 5,107 $101,070
Sunday Super Smash Bros. Melee 2,372 $23,720
Sunday Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 910 $19,100
Sunday Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 782 $7,820
Sunday Mortal Kombat XL 713 $57,130
Saturday Killer Instinct 546 $55,460
Saturday Pokkén Tournament 1,180 $21,800
Saturday Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2,662 $26,620
Saturday Tekken 7: Fated Retribution 549 $5,490

Summary of events[edit]

PPMD and Leffen were registered to enter Melee, but the former dropped out due to health problems, while the latter was forced to drop out due to his persistent visa issues. Despite the absence of two of the Big Six, however, the competition still proved to be fierce. Hungrybox, after losing to Plup in winners' semis, defeated S2J in losers' quarters, Mango in losers' semis, Plup again in losers' finals, and Armada in two extremely close 3-2 sets in grand finals to win his first EVO championship. Plup also performed exceptionally well at the tournament, defeating Mango in winners' quarters and Hungrybox in winners' semis before finally falling to Armada in winners' finals and Hungrybox in losers' finals, placing 3rd. S2J had an impressive losers' bracket run, defeating JAVI, DruggedFox, Duck, and Westballz, placing 5th with a character often considered below the threshold for a top-tier character.

Many top players from Japan flew out to compete in Smash 4, most notably Kamemushi, who's made his first national tournament appearance in North America. Ally won his first EVO after defeating Dabuz in winners' quarters, Abadango in winners' semis and Kamemushi twice, 3-0 in winners' finals and 3-1 in grand finals. Kamemushi, who claimed he would win EVO at Umebura 23 two months prior, defeated Mr. R, Earth and VoiD on his path to winners finals. After losing to Ally, he notably put an end to EVO 2015 champion ZeRo's long losers bracket run with a 3-0 victory and finished the tournament with a strong 2nd place, which effectively changed many players' opinions on Mega Man's presence in the metagame and the potential of Japan's top talent in general (Abadango and Ranai were also present in top 8). After taking an early loss to Mr.E in round 2 pools and narrowly defeating Salem in a last-hit situation, ZeRo made it all the way to losers finals, taking down Hyuga, Komorikiri, KEN, Earth, Larry Lurr, Abadango and VoiD on the way, but his road to the back-to-back championship was cut short after facing off against Kamemushi in a very anticipated set.


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 and Equipment are turned off.
  • Mii Fighters are legal (1-1-1-1 Default Miis only). Amiibo however are banned.
  • All Ω form of stages are banned.
  • First stage is decided by (Rock-Paper-Scissors) best of 1. Winner strikes, then loser strikes twice, then winner. (P1-P2-P2-P1)
  • Following stages decided by winner banning one stage 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.
  • 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.
  • You may not play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification.
  • 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.
  • There will be no loading anything on to the tournament consoles.

Stage list[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Battlefield (Miiverse) Dream Land 64
Final Destination Duck Hunt
Lylat Cruise
Town and City


Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(2,372 entrants)
Top 32 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $14,232
2nd Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png $4,744
3rd USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.png $2,372
4th USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png $948.80
5th USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png $474.40
5th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $474.40
7th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png $237.20
7th USA Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $237.20
9th USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Zhu FalcoHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Nintendude IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Druggedfox FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA The Moon MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Wizzrobe CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
17th Mexico JAVI FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Gravy CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Mike Haze FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
25th Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Laudandus SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Wobbles IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Frootloop SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA SmashG0D MarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Lovage FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Bobby Frizz FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Drunksloth IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Slox SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Kels FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Captain Faceroll SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Squid FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Fiction FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Darkatma SheikHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Azusa PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA InfiniteNumbers IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA KJH FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Japan Kounotori FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Darkrain CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA dizzkidboogie IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Ken MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Tafokints SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Tai MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Fly Amanita IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Crush FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Wenbobular FoxHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Fat Goku FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Zain MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA KillaforChicken FoxHeadSSBM.pngRoyHeadSSBM.png
49th USA J666 LinkHeadSSBM.png
49th Puerto Rico Kata SamusHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Dudutsai JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Connor FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Alan PeachHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles[edit]

(2,662 entrants)
Top 32 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada Ally MarioHeadSSB4-U.png $15,972
2nd Japan Kamemushi MegaManHeadSSB4-U.png $5,324
3rd Chile ZeRo DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png $2,662
4th USA VoiD SheikHeadSSB4-U.png $1,064.80
5th Japan Ranai VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png $532.40
5th Japan Abadango MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png $532.40
7th USA Dabuz Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.pngOlimarHeadSSB4-U.png $266.20
7th USA Larry Lurr FoxHeadSSB4-U.png $266.20
9th USA Trela RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
9th USA Marss ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png
9th Japan Earth PitHeadSSB4-U.png
9th USA Vinnie SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA Day LucarioHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA Mr.E MarthHeadSSB4-U.png
13th Japan KEN SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA Nairo ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png
17th Netherlands Mr. R SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Rich Brown MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Xaltis Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
17th Japan Komorikiri CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngSonicHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA dyr DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Ito MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png
17th Mexico Regi MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Pugwest MarthHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Ned CloudHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA 6WX SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Tyrant MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.png
25th Mexico Hyuga ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA K9sbruce SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA SS VillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Dath RobinHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd Japan HIKARU DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngBowserHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd Japan Kirihara Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA 3xA ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Stroder CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngGreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Angbad OlimarHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd Japan RAIN CloudHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Shaky NessHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Wrath SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Seagull Joe SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Tweek CloudHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Salem BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA ANTi CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngMarioHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd Puerto Rico DOOM Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA NAKAT FoxHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA FOW NessHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA TLTC PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Charliedaking FoxHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA TonySherbert Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA NiTe Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA DKwill DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Logic OlimarHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Phoenix SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Pink Fresh BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Saj BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA The Wall YoshiHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA DJ Jack RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Zenyou MarioHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Zinoto DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA ApologyMan LucarioHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Germany cyve DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Tyroy MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.pngSheikHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Japan Raito DuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.png

Side events[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles[edit]

(96 teams)
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.png
3rd USA Alan PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.png
4th USA Reno SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Darkatma SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Frootloop FalcoHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Chillin FoxHeadSSBM.png USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBM.png Mexico JAVI FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Druggedfox FoxHeadSSBM.png USA SleepyK FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA The Moon MarthHeadSSBM.png USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Slox FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.png
9th USA SmashG0D MarthHeadSSBM.png USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png USA dizzkidboogie IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Nintendude IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png USA Azen MarthHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Prince Abu JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png USA Medz FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA EastCoastJeff FoxHeadSSBM.png USA OkamiBW SheikHeadSSBM.png

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2Scoops vs. GSM crew battle[edit]

2Scoops Player Character Stocks Taken GSM Player Character Stocks Taken
Zan ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png 3 WAR RyuHeadSSB4-U.png 2
SM IkeHeadSSB4-U.png 2 Kennypu NessHeadSSB4-U.png 5
BAM BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png 1 VoiD SheikHeadSSB4-U.png 8
Larry Lurr FoxHeadSSB4-U.png 1 Aerow ROBHeadSSB4-U.png 1
Zenyou MarioHeadSSB4-U.png 1 Lethal Trilogy WarioHeadSSB4-U.png 2
Jonny Westside SamusHeadSSB4-U.png 6 K0rean FoxHeadSSB4-U.png 4
Scizor LinkHeadSSB4-U.png 3 Rush CloudHeadSSB4-U.png 1
Akito RyuHeadSSB4-U.png 4 Dren YoshiHeadSSB4-U.png 1
Total 21 Total 24

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2Scoops vs. GSM exhibitions[edit]

Winner Character(s) Loser Character(s) Score Amount
K0rean FoxHeadSSB4-U.png Pluto CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.png 3-2 $5
K0rean FoxHeadSSB4-U.png Larry Lurr CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.png 3-1 $5
Scizor GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png Click KirbyHeadSSB4-U.png 3-0 $5
Akito RyuHeadSSB4-U.png WAR RyuHeadSSB4-U.png 2-0 $1

Project M singles[edit]

The Project M side event was the seventh stop on the Project M Championship Circuit.
(142 entrants)
Top 24 bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings PMCC Points
1st USA Sosa WarioHeadSSBB.png 300
2nd USA Junebug DiddyKongHeadSSBB.pngIkeHeadSSBB.png 180
3rd USA lloD PeachHeadSSBB.png 120
4th USA Hyperflame LucasHeadSSBB.png 80
5th USA iPunchKidsz LucarioHeadSSBB.png 60
5th USA Jose V NessHeadSSBB.png 60
7th USA ThundeRzReiGN DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png 40
7th USA Marshall MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png 40
9th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBB.png 20
9th USA Reslived NessHeadSSBB.png 20
9th USA Filthy Casual CaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png 20
9th USA Chief SheikHeadSSBB.png 20
13th USA Spark SheikHeadSSBB.png 10
13th USA Tealz MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png 10
13th USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBB.png 10
13th USA Chard ZeldaHeadSSBB.png 10
17th USA Ilovebagelz LuigiHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Mavis Beacon DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.png
17th USA SK92 FalcoHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Neon WolfHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Mr. Brandandorf GanondorfHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Cloudburst SquirtleHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Cuda GanondorfHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Tip PitHeadSSBB.png


  • Ken, who won the first Melee tournament at EVO World 2007, was invited as a guest during the EVO 2016 lineup announcement to comment on Melee's history at EVO.
  • This is the first time in Melee and Smash 4 history that there are over 2,000 entrants in a tournament. EVO 2015 was originally the largest for both Melee & Smash 4.
  • This is the first EVO ever where a Canadian (namely, Ally) has won in any of the games played at EVO.
  • This is the first EVO with Melee as part of the game lineup where an Ice Climbers player did not make Top 8. (ChuDat made Top 8 at EVO World 2007 and EVO 2015, Wobbles made Top 8 at EVO 2013, and Fly Amanita made Top 8 at EVO 2014.)
    • Similarly, this is the first EVO with Melee as part of the game lineup where a Captain Falcon player has gotten in Top 8.
  • This tournament marks the highest ever placing of a Mega Man main at a major, with Kamemushi placing 2nd.

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