EVO 2017: Super Smash Bros Wii U / Melee confirmed, Pokkén / Arms up for Player’s Choice

EVO is one of the largest fighting game tournaments in the world, and a major event for many fans all around the world. Yesterday, the line-up for the 2017 edition of the tournament  was announced, and as far as Nintendo platforms are concerned, the following games will be there:

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (with a Sunday slot)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee

And this year, the 9th and final game will be decided by popular vote… or rather, donations. Basically, fans have to make a donation for the game they want to see at EVO this year, and the one with the most donations will be selected (all donations will go to charity, not EVO 2017 itself). The winner will not only be featured at EVO, but they will also get Sunday time-slot ,and a prize pool starting at $10 000. Not too shabby!

On Nintendo platforms, we have two games:

  • Pokkén Tournament (which was part of the tournament last year)
  • Arms (Nintendo’s new IP for the Nintendo Switch)

As of writing, Pokkén Tournament is leading with $6 120 from 78 donors, with Arms only getting $1 273 from 67 donors so far.

If you want to “vote” for your favorite game, click here!

EVO 2017 will take place from July 14th to July 16th.

Source: SmashBoards


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