This year’s show got off to a less than auspicious start in June when YAoC was passed over for inclusion in the Evo 2015 Indie Showcase. You might think that the latest indie fighting game (and released only a week earlier at that) would be a shoe-in for an indie game showcase at a fighting game event, but unfortunately the company running this year’s showcase (the Media Indie Exchange) didn’t see it that way.
Thankfully, our generous and gracious sponsor Mad Catz saved the day, providing us not only with four playing stations at their booth, but also with stage time to present the Yatagarasu AoC on every day of the event, and prizes for the tournament we held on Saturday.
On hand at the Yatagarasu AoC stand was the ever-awesome Juicebox and our community manager Jay_Rab who is usually to be found managing the Nyu Media Steam discussion groups. Juicebox also showed off Yatagarasu AoC at the stage presentations, ably supported by @geoffthehero and @thunderFGC who stepped up on short notice to help out. Thank you, guys!
Gaming Generations are well known for supporting the scene and Evo, and that supports extended to Yatagarasu AoC as they kindly provided space at their stand for the Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm tournament which we held from 6pm on Saturday evening. Up for grabs were prizes provided by our sponsors Mad Catz (awesome fightsticks and headphones!), Eighty Sixed (Yatagarasu t-shirts! Get them here!), and of course the coveted title of ‘Evo 2015 Yatagarasu AoC Champion’.
96 people signed up and after 3 hours of battling, our winners were:
Check out the full brackets and results right here: http://challonge.com/evoyatatournament
We weren’t able to record the matches at the time, BUT we are tracking down the replay data and plan to have videos of the finals and semi-finals to share next week. Watch this space!
In the meantime, see below for some pictures from the event – enjoy! Please keep playing and supporting Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm and we hope to go even bigger at next year’s event!