Evolution, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, had one more spot left on it’s roster and it was up to the fans to put their money where their mouth’s were. It was an extremely tight race that came down to the last ten minutes, but Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom came out on top with a grand total of $71,640. The fan voted game relied upon donations, each donation benefitted Make-a-Wish international and the game with the highest total of donations guaranteed it the ninth spot in EVO.
By winning the players vote Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has earned the opening slot at Mandalay Bay on Sunday and a $10,000 pot bonus. Close behind was Pokken Tournament with a whopping $62,431, totaling a massive $134,081 between the two games.
The unofficial winner of the Evo 2017 Charity Drive is Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3!
— Joey Cuellar (@MrWiz) February 8, 2017
The seven other games involved in the fan voting also managed to pull in extra funding towards Make-a-Wish-International and collectively raised over $145,000, check out how they stacked up below.
- Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3- $71,640
- Pokken Tournament- $62,431
- Killer Instinct- $6,166
- Windjammers- $4,000
- Arms- $1,337
- Skullgirls- $920
- Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo- $831
- Nidhogg- $158
- Mortal Kombat XL- $137
Regardless of final numbers Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 will be returning to Evo once again to bring the hype. The games that came up short will still be a Evo in some capacity, just not in the official line up.
Excited to see some high level Marvel play? If not let us know what game you would have rather seen and make sure to keep checking New Gamer Nation for all your gaming updates.