bear with me since i know much more people who had watched more games in evo could probably have a handful more trivias but i watched both top 8’s religiously (and followed their scene for the last year) and it had been a blast.
- during Evo Day 3… Tokido Opened and closed Evo by participating in both the first (vs MadKOF) and last (vs Xian) matches
- Tokido and Xian had duked it out three times in an entire day… first in KOF in loser’s finals (Tokido won), then in SF Winner’s finals (Xian Won), then in SF Grand Finals (Xian won the rubber match).
- Tokido had fought both sf and kof champions of the past two years, vs MadKOF in the opening match, vs Infiltration in Loser’s Finals, vs Reynald in Loser’s Semi, and vs Xian (Multiple times)
- MadKOF and Infiltration… both Korean players who won last year’s SF and KOF tournaments BOTH ended up third place in their respected games.
- Reynald and Daigo both have the Underdog wanting to make it back out from the loser’s bracket although Daigo’s was much more emotional because it is his last match.
other than that the stories of both Top 8’s were Phenomenal
- Daigo’s Match with Infiltration which was (correct me if i’m wrong) the rubber match from last year’s evo and sf25.
- Reynald vs Romance the usual main event of every kof tournament this past year without bala had come to a head.
- PR Balrog’s trying to repeat the victory against Infiltration was intense
- Reynald got his runback from Verna (whose match at top 16 where he lost was IMO the best of the Top 16 kof)
- Xian has the SF advantage over Tokido, while Tokido has the KOF Advantage
- Xian’s had a great year in both games, i was rooting for him during his matches with Fox, Sakonoku, and even Tokido. in the past year he had victories over both Infiltration and Romance.
- I saw Infiltration use Hakan for the second time (first was in SCR 2013 vs Hugo 101)
- Is it just me or Tokido plays Akuma and Mr. Karate a bit similar (minus the air fireballs) nah… maybe it’s me
- This year only had 2 cafe Id guys
- Xian is First Place in SF and 5th Place in KOF.