I’m not sure how the games are picked for Evo, but I think this needs to be said at some point, and I’m sure it’s been said many times before I am about to say it.
Melee needs to continue at Evo, and Brawl needs to be ignored.
Brawl may be the newest in the series, but after several interviews with it’s creators, it’s been established as a game that was meant to counter it’s own arrival into the competitive gaming scene.
Melee is a much faster, and much more skill is required to learn the basic techniques than can be said about Brawl.
So basically, as a top Melee player (I placed 9th in Melee at Evo World last year), a devoted Smash Brothers fan, as well as a longstanding member of the competitive Street Fighter community, I vote that we choose Melee, if any Smash Brothers, for Evo.
It’s simply a much quicker game to run a tournament for, and above all, much less boring to watch. I like all Smash Brothers, I just don’t see anything unfolding for Brawl to make it a better tournament game than Melee.
Just my thoughts. But I believe that the attitude of a large percentage of the Smash Community is similar to this. My two cents.