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Tournament:EVO 2017

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EVO 2017
Dates July 14th-16th, 2017
Venue Mandalay Bay Events Center
Address/City 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Attendance 2,693
Entry fees Melee singles: $10
Smash Wii U singles: $10
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners Sweden Armada
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U winners USA Salem
Director(s) Mr. Wizard, Bear, Ponder, inkblot

Evolution 2017, or simply EVO 2017, was the 16th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event took place on July 14th to 16th, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. It was announced on January 24th, 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 2017 game lineup. The ninth game was chosen via a donation drive with the proceeds gone to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Disney XD channel broadcasted Smash 4 Top 8 live on Sunday evening, which had been confirmed by a tweet from the official Disney account. The Smash 4 Top 8 was also broadcasted live on the ESPNU channel. These are the first two instances of a Smash 4 tournament being televised on a platform other than the Internet.[1][2][3]

Official Game Lineup[edit]

Finals Game Entrants Pot Size
Sunday Street Fighter V 2,625 $76,250
Sunday Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 1,508 $15,080
Sunday Tekken 7 1,286 $27,860
Sunday BlazBlue: Central Fiction 500 $15,000
Sunday Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 652 $16,520
Saturday Super Smash Bros. Melee 1,428 $14,280
Saturday Injustice 2 880 $58,800
Saturday Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 817 $18,170
Friday The King of Fighters XIV 374 $17,740


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.
  • 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.
  • If a game ends with a self-destruct move, the results screen will determine the winner.
  • 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 Dream Land 64*
Final Destination Ω Suzaku Castle
Ω Midgar
Ω Wily Castle
Town and City
Lylat Cruise
  • 1. If Battlefield is struck in the counterpick process, Dream Land 64 is also struck.
  • 2. If Final Destination is struck in the counterpick process, Ω form of Stages are also struck. The only legal Ω forms are Suzaku Castle, Midgar, and Wily Castle.


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles[edit]

(1,508 entrants)
Top 8 Bracket
Top 48 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Salem BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png $9,048
2nd Chile ZeRo DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png $3,016
3rd USA Larry Lurr FoxHeadSSB4-U.png $1,508
4th USA Tweek CloudHeadSSB4-U.png $603.20
5th USA Nairo ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png $301.60
5th Japan KEN SonicHeadSSB4-U.png $301.60
7th USA VoiD SheikHeadSSB4-U.png $150.80
7th USA Dabuz Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png $150.80
9th USA False SheikHeadSSB4-U.pngRyuHeadSSB4-U.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngLuigiHeadSSB4-U.pngCloudHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.pngMarthHeadSSB4-U.png
9th USA Lima BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
9th Japan Abadango BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.pngMewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png
9th USA JK BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
13th Japan komorikiri CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngSonicHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA NAKAT NessHeadSSB4-U.pngFoxHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA WaDi MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png
13th USA Manny SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
17th Canada Mistake BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA CaptainZack BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
17th Netherlands Mr.R SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Wrath SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
17th Japan Raito DuckHuntHeadSSB4-U.png
17th Japan Ranai VillagerHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Elegant LuigiHeadSSB4-U.png
17th USA Zinoto DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA falln Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
25th Japan Tsu- LucarioHeadSSB4-U.pngRyuHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Ling Ling PeachHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA Xzax FoxHeadSSB4-U.png
25th Canada Locus RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
25th Japan 9B BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
25th USA ANTi MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngCloudHeadSSB4-U.png
25th Japan Edge DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA MVD DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd United Kingdom Ixis SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA tyroy BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.pngZeldaHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA TLTC PalutenaHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Luhtie ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Zenyou MarioHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Samsora PeachHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Mr.E MarthHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Eon FoxHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA FOW NessHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd Japan Chanshu RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Charliedaking FoxHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd Japan Nietono SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Cosmos CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Fatality CaptainFalconHeadSSB4-U.png
33rd USA Konga DonkeyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA ESAM PikachuHeadSSB4-U.pngSamusHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA K9sbruce SheikHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Seagull Joe SonicHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA MuteAce PeachHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Xaltis Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Japan Suinoko DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Canada Ally MarioHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Ryuga CorrinHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Z PikachuHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Day LucarioHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA 8BitMan DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.pngROBHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Urameshi MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Rich Brown MewtwoHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Japan FILIP MarioHeadSSB4-U.pngCloudHeadSSB4-U.png
49th USA Pugwest MarthHeadSSB4-U.png
49th Japan Ri-ma ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Googs OlimarHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA JJROCKETS DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Calculus BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan Nanchan MarioHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan ikep BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Tyrant MetaKnightHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan Umeki PeachHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Myran OlimarHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA DarkShad RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan Kameme SheikHeadSSB4-U.pngMegaManHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan Kirihara Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Chavo BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA saj BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Dom BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Meteor SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA 3xA ToonLinkHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Mexico MkLeo CloudHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan aMSa GreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA dyr DiddyKongHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Phenom FoxHeadSSB4-U.pngGreninjaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA BestNess NessHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Canada SuperGirlKels SonicHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan Earth PitHeadSSB4-U.pngCorrinHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA KOSSismoss MrGame&WatchHeadSSB4-U.pngKingDededeHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA IcyMist SamusHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Pink Fresh BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA WonderBread LittleMacHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Hackoru MarioHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan Takera RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA Ki RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
65th Japan Eim SheikHeadSSB4-U.png
65th USA SS VillagerHeadSSB4-U.pngNessHeadSSB4-U.png

Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(1,428 entrants)
Top 8 Bracket
Top 48 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden Armada PeachHeadSSBM.png $8,568
2nd USA Mango FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png $2,856
3rd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $1,428
4th USA Mew2King MarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngPeachHeadSSBM.png $571.20
5th USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $285.60
5th USA Lucky FoxHeadSSBM.png $285.60
7th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png $142.80
7th USA The Moon MarthHeadSSBM.png $142.80
9th Sweden Leffen FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png
9th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Prince Abu JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Wizzrobe CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Westballz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Swedish Delight SheikHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png
17th USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Shroomed SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA S2J CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
17th Canada Ryan Ford FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png
17th USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Rishi MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Medz FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA MikeHaze FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Crush FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Nintendude IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA MacD PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th Sweden Android SheikHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Ka-master LuigiHeadSSBM.png
25th USA AbsentPage FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Druggedfox FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Canada n0ne CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
33rd Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA HugS SamusHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Bladewise PeachHeadSSBM.png
33rd Netherlands Amsah SheikHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Fiction FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Kels FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Blea Gelo LuigiHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Redd FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd Mexico Eddy Mexico LuigiHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA Hax FoxHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA ARMY IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA HomeMadeWaffles FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA King Momo FalcoHeadSSBM.png
33rd USA DaShizWiz FalcoHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Silent Wolf FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA dizzkidboogie IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
49th USA KJH FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Syrox FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Gahtzu CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Darkatma SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Captain Faceroll SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Kalamazhu PeachHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.png
49th Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Drephen SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Ken MarthHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Rustin PeachHeadSSBM.png
49th USA Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png
49th USA EastCoastJeff FoxHeadSSBM.png

Side Events[edit]

Project M singles[edit]

This event was the 8th stop on the 2017 Project M Championship Circuit. As a result of Melee being mostly on Saturday and other factors, this event was smaller than previous iterations of Project M at EVO.
(83 entrants)
Top 8 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) PMCC Points Earnings
1st USA Filthy Casual WolfHeadSSBB.png 200
2nd USA lloD PeachHeadSSBB.png 150
3rd USA Neon WolfHeadSSBB.png 100
4th USA Jose V NessHeadSSBB.png 80
5th USA Chard ZeldaHeadSSBB.png 50
5th USA LoyaL MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png 50
7th USA Light PeachHeadSSBB.png 40
7th USA ilovebagelz LuigiHeadSSBB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png 40
9th USA Cloudburst SquirtleHeadSSBB.png 30
9th USA dansdaman ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.pngSheikHeadSSBB.png 30
9th USA Dadpool WarioHeadSSBB.png 30
9th USA Heysuess KingDededeHeadSSBB.png 30
13th USA Dumshiny KingDededeHeadSSBB.png 10
13th USA Kendo64 YoshiHeadSSBB.pngMarioHeadSSBB.png 10
13th Canada Titanium LinkHeadSSBB.png 10
13th USA Umarth MarthHeadSSBB.png 10


  • Bear, who is the main TO for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, was invited as a guest during the EVO 2017 lineup announcement to comment about Smash 4 and the fixes the staff at EVO would do in order to improve on the title's tournament performance from the previous year.
  • This marked the first time that the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U finals will be held on Sunday, and the Super Smash Bros. Melee finals will be held on Saturday.
  • This is the fifth consecutive appearance for Super Smash Bros. Melee at EVO (sixth overall), as well being the third consecutive appearance for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
  • EVO 2017 is the 10 year anniversary of Melee 's original appearance at EVO 2007.
  • Hungrybox was yellow carded following his set with SFAT due to Crunch appearing on-stage as his coach after the first game when the rules disallowed coaching after round 2 pools. This decision was met with controversy as the rules regarding coaching past pools would result in a match loss for the coached player which Hungrybox did not receive. However, SFAT was also allegedly being coached by G$, which resulted in the match standing; this led to even more controversy, as many people agreed that SFAT was not being coached at all by G$, as the action performed did not qualify under the definition. Crunch also stated that he was unaware of the rules.
    • Furthermore, the official EVO rules state that any incident should be reported at the time it occurs, and will otherwise be ignored, so technically, Hungrybox should not have been carded at all.
  • EVO 2017 stands as one of MkLeo's worst Smash 4 tournaments, placing 65th (the other being 2GGC: Civil War where he also placed 65th).
  • EVO 2017 also stands as Ally's worst Smash 4 tournament in 2017, placing 49th since placing the same at CEO 2016 over a year prior.
  • At the beginning of Smash 4's Top 8, Twitch experienced serious server issues, due to the large number of people around the globe who attempted to watch the event.[4]
  • Salem's run through this EVO's Smash 4 top 8 shares many similarities with Hungrybox's Melee performance at EVO the year prior. They both lost their winners semis matches by 0-2 against the #6 ranked player (Larry Lurr and Plup, respectively), then won their losers quarters matches against the top-ranked solo mains of their respective characters by 2-0 (KEN and S2J at the time), won their losers semis matches by 2-1 after losing game 1, won their losers finals matches against the players who sent them to the losers bracket by 3-1 after losing game 1, and seized the tournament victory against the #1 ranked player through two grand finals sets of five games each (ZeRo and Armada, who also both won an EVO before), while also sharing the same game victory order during the second set. Much like Hungrybox's famous comeback against Armada on game 5 of their first set of grand finals at EVO 2016, Salem also pulled an unlikely comeback against ZeRo on game 5 to win, albeit on the second set. Additionally, both Salem and Hungrybox are from Florida, and both are known for their slower, patient playstyle.
    • Salem's run also bears similarities to Nairo's finish at MLG World Finals 2015. Both in Grand Finals reset against ZeRo, and both ending the set with an off-the-top blast zone KO from a relatively low percent.
    • This is also the second Smash 4 tournament where Salem has double-eliminated ZeRo, the first being Collision XIV.
  • ZeRo temporarily deactivated his Twitter account shortly after the conclusion of Smash 4's grand finals. Although a number of observers believed he had done so to avoid harassment over his loss, ZeRo reactivated his account later in the day, stating he only deactivated his account to relax and that he did not want to worry anyone.
  • D1, who commentated with TKBreezy for the 2015 and 2016 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U finals as well as 2014's Super Smash Bros. Melee finals (with Prog), ended up commentating on DisneyXD/ESPNU this year alongside VikkiKitty. On Twitch, TK would be joined by his Black Plague partner EE.
    • Furthermore, EVO 2017 is the first tournament for any Super Smash Bros. game to be broadcast on live television (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U finals were broadcast on DisneyXD and ESPNU).


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