Over the weekend, somebody uploaded an historic trailer used to advertise 2002’s Evolution Championship Series combating recreation match, and boy is it one thing else.
As the primary yr the match collection—which was beforehand often called Battle by the Bay—used the Evo title, you possibly can inform they went all out in producing this video. It’s obtained all the pieces: Enya, a Bible verse, “Duel of the Fates,” and tons of grownup males wanting very significantly at arcade cupboards.
“Amazing find,” group veteran Ryan “fubarduck” Harvey wrote on Twitter. “This was the first-ever U.S. event that had so many top Japanese players gathered for one event. Most attendees literally witnessed Japanese play for the first time.”
Jokes apart, that is tremendous cool regardless of the overwhelming cheesiness. Seeing legends like Alex Valle, John Choi, and Justin Wong of their prime, to not point out old-school footage you most likely can’t discover wherever else, actually drives dwelling how far the combating recreation group has come. Just look previous the demo disc-level video high quality, they weren’t working with a lot again in these days.