This post is to squash all the rumors ciculating about. Our goal for Evo is always to improve the event year after year. After looking at the weaknesses of last year’s tournament here’s what we’ve decided to do.
CvS2, ST, and MvC2 will be played on consoles.
CvS2 will be 2 out of 3, instead of 1 game.
3s will be played on superguns.
Here’s a brief FAQ.
Why are you moving to consoles?!
With consoles we can have many more game stations than what we could have using arcade cabinets. This means that the tournament will run faster, which has MANY advantages. For CvS2, it means we can run the whole tournament 2 out of 3 instead of just one game.
For other games (like Marvel), it means that there will me more time for special events like free play, grudge matches, etc. It means that there will be less waiting around for your matches. It means that there’s a better chance of the tournament ending sooner, so players don’t have to hang around until midnight to play their games.
Why is 3s on superguns instead of console
3s is on superguns because there is no console version that is considered tournament worthy by the players. The numerous changes to all the console versions of 3s fundamentally change the game.
3s is on superguns instead of cabinets so that we can have more 3s game stations. We will have supergun to PS2 adapters, so your PS2 stick will work.
Does this mean I have to bring my own stick?
If you’re picky about joysticks, then you should bring your own. We will have some sticks available for general use, but we may not have the “perfect” stick for picky people.
What console version will be used for each game
We’re still considering the alternatives. Right now we’re stongly leaning toward the Dreamcast versions of both CvS2 and Marvel, since that’s what most players are familiar with. We will not use the XBox version of CvS2, because so many players use roll-cancelling today. If you have an opinion on which version should be used, please post it in this thread.