The Evolution Championship Series is an annual esports event that focuses exclusively on fighting games. In fighting game communities it is commonly referred to as "EVO" or just "Evo". The tournament uses the double elimination format.[4] The tournament is well known, considered to be one of the most (if not the most) important tournaments in competitive Street Fighter and typically contestants will travel from all over the world to participate.

The tournament started as "Battle by the Bay", a 40-man[2] Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Street Fighter Alpha 2 tournament. Sources differ as to whether the original tournament took place in 1995[2] in Broadway, New York City, USA,[2] or in 1996 in California[1], however what is certain is that the tournament eventually moved to its recurring venue in Las Vegas. The event changed its name to Evo in 2002. Over time, the tournament grew, recording over one thousand participants in 2009.


(Only results related to the Street Fighter series are recorded here)

B3: Battle by the Bay

Date: July 20, 1996
Location: Sunnyvale, California

Super Street Fighter II Turbo[5]
Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Graham Wolfe Unknown
2nd United States Jason Nelson Unknown
3rd United StatesMike Watson Watts Unknown
4th United States Alex Valle CaliPower Unknown
5th United States Alex Wolfe Unknown
6th United States Firas Unknown
7th United States Jason Cole AfroCole Unknown
8th United States Dave Finnie Unknown
Street Fighter Alpha 2


Place Player Alias Character(s)
1st United States Alex Valle CaliPower Ken/Ryu/Sagat
2nd United States John Choi ChoiBoy Ken
3rd United States Jason Nelson Charlie/Ken/Sagat
4th United States Jeff Schaefer Akuma/Ken
5th United States Tony Ngo Ryu
6th United States Richard Koven Chun-Li
7th United States Julien Beasley Zass Sodom
8th United States Thao Duong Ken


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2
  5. 5.0 5.1 - EVOLUTION CHAMPIONSHIP Results. Retrieved on 2014-07-14.
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