EVO 2022 is this weekend! There’s a lot of games to watch, but you might not be familiar with all of them. We’ve made a series of watch guides featuring top players from each game so that you can get the rundown for games you aren’t familiar with before watching EVO this weekend.


Melty Blood Type Lumina Spectator’s Guide ft. ScrawtVermillion

Melty Blood Type Lumina is a 2021 fighting game published by Japanese developer French-Bread. A sequel to FGC cult classic Melty Blood and based on the visual novel Tsukihime, Melty Blood Type Lumina is a mainstage game at EVO 2022! Listen to Frosty Faustings, Combo Breaker, and CEO champion ScrawtVermillion as he goes over the basics of watching Melty Blood to prepare you for its EVO debut!


Guilty Gear Strive Spectator’s Guide ft. Romolla

Guilty Gear Strive is a 2021 fighting game published by Arc System Works. The latest entry in the long-standing Guilty Gear franchise, Strive has found great success through its stylish presentation and accessible gameplay, finding an audience with both old fans of the franchise and new players in the FGC! This year is Strive’s first appearance at EVO, and CLG Romolla takes you through the basics of watching Strive’s fast paced gameplay so you can enjoy all the hype that is going to be on display this weekend!


King of Fighters XV Spectator’s Guide ft. Reynald

King of Fighters XV is a 2022 fighting game published by SNK. Dating back to 1994, the King of Fighters series has a long history with the FGC, and the latest entry in the franchise, KOF XV, is slated to be on the mainstage at EVO 2022! Come listen to Dreamhack and Texas Showdown champion Reynald as he shows you the intricacies of King of Fighters’s unique 3v3 format to prepare you for EVO!


Granblue Fantasy Versus Spectator’s Guide ft. Zombmu

Granblue Fantasy Versus is a 2020 fighting game developed by Arc System Works. Based on the popular mobile RPG Granblue Fantasy, Granblue Fantasy Versus makes its first appearance at EVO, bringing its simple yet expressive gameplay, devoted community, and stunning visual design to the Mandalay Bay mainstage. Listen to Frosty Faustings and Combo Breaker champion Zombmu detail what you need to know about Granblue going into EVO 2022!


Tekken 7 Spectator’s Guide ft. Cuddle_Core

Tekken 7 is the most recent entry in Bandai Namco’s staple fighting game series, Tekken. Released in 2015, Tekken 7’s been a long standing staple of the fighting game community, and has been a mainstay at EVO since its release. Despite being seven years deep, Tekken 7 at EVO looks to be as fresh as ever. Let CLG Cuddle_Core take you down the rabbit hole in understanding how to watch Tekken from a newcomers perspective. You best believe Cuddle is going to bring the hype for Tekken!


Street Fighter V Spectator’s Guide ft. Brian_F

If you’ve heard of fighting games, you’ve heard of Capcom’s Street Fighter. One of the most important franchises in fighting games, Street Fighter’s not only been at every single EVO, it’s been the catalyst for the creation of both the fighting game community and fighting games as a whole. This year at EVO, Street Fighter V makes its fifth (and presumably final) mainstage appearance. Released in 2016, Street Fighter V brought its innovative V-system to the community, and in the final year before the highly anticipated Street Fighter 6, it intends on going out with a bang - and we have Brian_F here to show you what to look out for!


Mortal Kombat 11 Spectator’s Guide ft. Wuuuzie 

Netherrealm Studios’s Mortal Kombat 11 makes its second appearance on the EVO mainstage this year. The classic brutal fighting game franchise has a deep and storied history with the FGC, and this year intends to bring top level Mortal Kombat play back to the forefront with its most recent installment, 2019’s Mortal Kombat 11. Come listen to Frosty Faustings champion Wuuuzie show us what to look for in top level play!


Skullgirls 2nd Encore Spectator’s Guide ft. PME

Indie gem Skullgirls 2nd Encore makes its mainstage debut this year at EVO 2022! Developed by Autumn Games, Skullgirls has a storied history with the FGC, dating all the way back to 2012. With its unique character selection options and standout visual design, Skullgirls has been a cult classic hit in the genre, and this year is the first time it’s appearing as a main game. We’ve got Heat Wave and Frosty Faustings Top 4 finisher PME here to explain each of Skullgirls’s unique design to show a newcomer the ropes in enjoying the top level play on display at EVO!


Dragon Ball FighterZ Spectator’s Guide ft. ApologyMan

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2018 fighting game developed by Arc System Works making its third EVO mainstage appearance! Based on the iconic anime Dragon Ball Z and its staggering legacy, Dragon Ball FighterZ has provided deep and fast paced gameplay, true to the fights from the original anime. With its deep history at EVO in particular, it’s no surprise that Dragon Ball is one of the most anticipated games this year at EVO - come let ApologyMan show you what you need to know to understand top level play!