In affirming that it is not lacking in skilled and qualified fighting game players, Toronto’s first EVO sanctioned tournament – TORYUKEN – will take place in the Hyatt Regency Toronto on May 19 – May 20, 2012.
Organized by TorontoTopTiers, EVO Points-hungry contenders from in and out of Toronto will be required a pre-registration fee of $30 (which will be active within a month before the tournament proper) or a $35 door fee to participate in TORYUKEN, and will also be required to bring their own controllers/sticks.
TORYUKEN spectators will be required an entrance fee of $20, which covers entrance access to the event for the weekend. The fee also comes with a wristband for spectator identification purposes, and spectators are not allowed to participate in any of the tournament’s games, with sanctions for breaking any other spectator rule to be enacted upon should any be broken.
To date, no formal TORYUKEN itinerary has been released, as its official release is expected to come one month before the set TORYUKEN tournament dates.
Often referred to as EVO, the Evolution Championship Series is an annually held video game tournament focused on fighting games. It is one of the two most prestigious tournaments of its class in the world, and is noted for being the premier fighting game tournament in the United States.
EVO 2012 is set to happen on July 6 – July 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a part of Road to EVO, TORYUKEN will provide EVO Seed points for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition – Version 2012, Mortal Kombat 9, King of Fighters 13, Soul Calibur 5, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, and Street Fighter X Tekken, with EVO Point distributions set at: 1st-50 Points, 2nd-25 Points, 3rd-10 Points, 4th to 16th -1 point.