Maxwell McGee who has put together a lot of great fighting game content over the past few months, made it out to his first EVO this year. His latest editorial recaps his day by day experiences at the world largest fighting game tournament and like many others who attended agrees that "you had to be there". Hit the jump for a small excerpt and check out the entire article by clicking here.
Unfortunately, I was attending only for business--not to compete. This was a mistake. Going to EVO and not competing is a lot like going to Vegas and not gambling (which I also neglected). The spirit of competition blanketed the showroom like the desert sun. Pockets of people representing every race, gender, and nationality congregated at various stations to watch their favorite game or support their favorite player. It didn't matter where anyone was from, or what anyone looked like; the only things that were important were skill and passion for the genre. Street Fighter is the great equalizer.