tk5.jpgIf you haven't been keeping up with the Evo arcade fighting game series, you might be interested to know that, according to a post on, the world finals are due to take place at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 18th-20th.

Interestingly, this year's competition is sponsored by Toyota and their Yaris car, showing the increasing corporate interest in game competitions, and the prize structure reveals a hefty $65,000+ in prizes, divided up into many parts among the finalists.

FYI, the games being competed with this year are Capcom Vs. SNK 2, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Tekken 5, Street Fighter III, Dead Or Alive 4, Guilty Gear XX Slash, and two extras - Hyper Street Fighter 2 and, bizarrely enough, Mario Kart DS. So, lots of fighting and a little karting, then!