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The Most ICONIC Moments in EVO History (FGC)

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EVO – the Mecca of the Fighting Game Community. A tournament series so legendary, just saying its name conjures up images of glorious victory, crushing defeat and, of course, the highest levels of hype. With EVO 2017 now behind us, we thought it was only fitting to look back at the tournament’s illustrious fifteen year history and relive some of its most unforgettable stories. These are the most iconic moments in EVO history.

Justin Reclaims the Throne – 0:46
Shirtless Combat – 6:34
Alex Valle, Legend – 9:20
The Reset – 12:42
Infiltration Brings Out the Oil – 18:45
What Are You Standing Up For? – 22:45
A Wild Pikachu Appeared – 25:05
The Ears Come Off – 28:19
EVO Moment 37 – 34:53

Written by: Nic Doucet (@NicDoucet)
Edited by: Miles Hackett (@miles_hackett) & Sean Meiliunas (@Dyna_Sean)
Article by: Daniel Rosen (@Daniel_Rosen)

Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”).

Footage, Image and Audio Credits:

NOTE: All footage from EVO events throughout this video are courtesy of EVO (Evolution Championship Series). Additional footage cited below in order of appearance.

“Justin Reclaims the Throne”

Justin Wong vs. Chris G (East Coast Throwdown V, Loser’s Final – 2013)

Courtesy: Team Spooky

Justin Wong vs. Filipino Champ (Capcom Cup 2013, Loser’s Bracket)

Courtesy: Capcom Fighters

Image of ChrisG

Courtesy: Kara Leung

Justin Wong vs. Chris G UMvC3 – UFGT10

Courtesy: Keits

EVO 2013 Crowd Audio from Justin Wong vs. ChrisG GF

Courtesy: MetalMusicMan
Twitter: @MetalMusicMan04

“Shirtless Combat”

Poongko vs. Fuudo @ South East Asia Major Qualifier 2015

Courtesy: Capcom Fighters

Poongko vs. Pepeday @ 2014 Canada Cup (Grand Finals)

Courtesy: Cup

“Alex Valle, Legend”

Daigo vs. Valle (1998)

Courtesy: TV Tokyo
Uploaded by Guoguodi

Alex Valle announces Project Blocks


Image of Alex Valle

Courtesy: Capcom Pro Tours

“The Reset”

APEX 2013 SSBM W6 Armada VS Hungrybox

Courtesy: APEX

“Infiltration Brings Out the Oil”

PR Balrog – Infiltration – Hakan Hype – Evo 2013 SSF4AE 2012

Courtesy: MetalMusicMan
Twitter: @MetalMusicMan04

“What Are You Standing Up For?”

Ricki Ortiz vs. Wolfkrone @ Road to EVO 2014, Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8

Courtesy: LevelUpLive

Shoryuken Article

“A Wild Pikachu Appeared”

Axe vs. PewPewU [Kings of Cali 3]

Courtesy: VGBootcamp

“The Ears Come Off”

Mortal Kombat X ESL Season 1, 2 & 3 Grand Finals

Courtesy: ESL

Sonic Fox @ EVO- Furious Furry – PLAYER ONE

Courtesy: Dot Esports

Summer Jam 9 – Mortal Kombat X – cR Sonic Fox vs RZR Perfect Legend

Courtesy: Big E Gaming

“EVO Moment 37”

Daigo vs Valle (1998)

Source: TV Tokyo

Raoh vs. Justin Wong

Courtesy: @SethKillian

Daigo vs. Justin Wong
Courtesy: Super Arcade

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  1. I just watched this video like 20th time 😀😀

  2. 37 minute video… I see where this is going

  3. It’s a real tragedy this video was made before the GO1 vs Sonic Fox rivalry…

  4. I would like to put SnakeEyez defeating 5 dudes in a row as gief in SFIV

  5. 'Most iconic moments' – no mention of EVO 2005 4th place (1st in US)

  6. Was this video 37 minutes long just for EVO moment 37?

  7. This video is best enjoyed without speakers

  8. No DarkSydePhil on SSF2Turbo? Confirmed detractor dood

  9. "What are you standing up for" is not an extemporaneous response to that Guilty Gear moment, it was a reference to a match between Wolfkrone and Ricky Ortiz in SF4 at UFTG8. When Wolfkrone did the same thing and Ricky yelled at him "What are you standing up for?!" after he stole the match back. Look it up, it's better IMO due to Wolfkrone being a widely hated villain.

  10. Thank god smash isn't there anymore, trash ass game

  11. Man anything involving hungrybox is so un-hype Its kinda suprising.

  12. My most iconic moment in evo history is sonicfox hat coming off and cool video :]

  13. The craziest thing to me about hbox’s evo journey is that he was critiqued for playing puff since puff was considered low tier while fox was top of the top

  14. When I first saw the Daigo parry, it gave me a feeling unlike anything I ever felt before.

    It was the next level beyond pressure, as if the most overwhelming force known in existence was trying to end life as we know it, and it took the brightest miracle to save us.

    It was David vs 15 Goliaths, and David won.

  15. Just a girl trying to look good. Don’t judge!

  16. This the best years of this channel, now it only talks about valorant or cs fckn go. I wonder what happened to their team? did they fired all the good employees? who actually likes video games?

  17. Each of these nerds is a samurai in my eyes. Not many other careers can give the exhilaration and glory that standing on the stage in a life and death battle could give.

  18. When you're not into fighting games and you already knew all of these moments, then they are truly legendary.

  19. Yall looking down on Valle when his opponent bootlegged his entire name from Korea? Maybe if this was Tekken, they don't play SF over their idiots…..

  20. I remember watching hbox do this live with 3 of my friends and some pizza it was hype

  21. The one thing people never mention about the daigo parry is the first parry had to be before the screen freeze

  22. All these are impressive but you missed DSP's evo 2004 5th place win.

  23. All that money and the trophy is just a plate of glass?

  24. Amazing video but another incredible ego moment was in evo 2013 in melee when the number 1 player in the world at the time Mang0 won the tournament for the second time in a row at melees peak interest at the time. Melees most popular and famous and most respected player winning the biggest Esports FGC tournament single handedly brought melee back to fame and helped make it what it is today

  25. “Why are you standing up for!?!?!?”

  26. armada has his hand warmers in his coat pockets xD

  27. man I love this shit so much. I can't stand losing at home, I couldn't imagine losing on this level. the stomach drop must've been terrible lmaoo

  28. Hats off to my boy, Hungrybox! I never knew that he was from my home state of Florida. Also, to take, in my honest opinion, one of the worst smash bros. characters in the entire roster (Jigglypuff) and win an EVO title?! Impressive indeed!

  29. You're a good storyteller. I got so engaged in each tale

  30. Unless there's some different use of the phrase… Do you even know what a pop off is?

  31. When I think "Moment", I don't think of a guy's entire fighting history… Condense each moment to 45 seconds and I might remove my downvote

  32. Why does armada reach in his coat pocket so much?

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