98% of Evo attendees are just looking for a great weekend of gaming, but there is a disturbing undercurrent of bad behavior coming from a few individuals who are looking to start trouble. After the finals I personally witnessed a shouting match that turned into a shoving match where GVR security was called to break it up. This bullshit behavior has no place in any Evo event. Parents take their KIDS to Evo people. It is our highest priority to provide a safe, fun environment for all Evo attendees.
Therefore, Evo now has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for violence, threats of violence, intimidation, and other forms of thuggery. ANY threat of violence or extreme intimidation will result in an IMMEDIATE and LIFETIME ban for you and your whole crew. I don’t care if it’s on YouTube, the SRK forums, or at the event itself. I urge all past Evo attendees to get some perspective – Evo is a video game tournament. A VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT. Fighting at a video game tournament? Please.
There is a difference between hype and thuggery, and we all know what that difference is.