Daigo Umehara is watched intently by fans by cell phones recording the action, during Evolution Championship 2016 Series at the Mandalay Bay Events Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 The Evolution Championship Series, referred to as EVO, is the largest fighting-game event of the year where players gather in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's prestige and prize pool draws in the best competitors from all over the world. © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 Fans travel from all over the country to attend EVO, some become the characters, including this Pikachu playing Smash.  © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 It’s a family affair, Justine Camacho, left, her baby sister, Jayben, center and Adriana, right, hanging out as their parents play games nearby.  © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 If one is to go into battle at EVO, the best way to do so is with a Lucha mask and an updated bracket. © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 Fans and players alike are all smiles as the thousands of players go through opening rounds of competition. © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 EVO is an esport event to mingle with the best of the best. Diego Umehara is congratulated by a fan. © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 The fans cheer Adam “Aramada” Lindgren, left, as he wins the Smash Bros. Melee tournament and advances to the finals.  © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 Kevin PewPewU Toy jumps to celebrate a win over DaJuan Shrommed” McDaniel in the Smash Bros Melee round of sixteen games. © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 Commentators Phil “Phil” DeBerry and Brandon “homeMade Waffles” Collier during EVO’s second day of action.  © Gail Fisher for ESPN
  Buntan yells after taking down Tonosama 3-2 in the Pokken winner’s bracket finals. Tonosama would get the last laugh coming back through the loose’s bracket and beating Buntan in the finals. © Gail Fisher for ESPN   
 Players fight for the top eight positions in the Super Smash Bros Melee tournament in the Evolution Championship Series © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 Joseph “MangO” Marquez, left, faces off with Zhu before their match in Smash Bros. Melee in a classic game of rock-paper-scissors to choose the first stage. © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 Elliot “Ally” Bastien Carroza-Oyarce, left, wins the Super Smash Bros for Wii U tournament against Kamemushi, a Japanese smasher considered to be best Mega Man player in the world. © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 Fans jump out of their seats during the Smash Bros. for a Wii U winner’s bracket semifinals match.  © Gail Fisher for ESPN   
  Chileon Gonzalo "ZeR0" Barrios, right, competes and wins for the top eight position against James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson, in Smash 4 Tournament. © Gail Fisher for ESPN   
 Elliot “Ally” Bastien Carroza-Oyarce, left, in Super Smash Bros for Wii U tournament fighting against Kamemushi, a Japanese smasher considered to be the best Mega Man player in the world. © Gail Fisher for ESPN
 Darnell “Hollywood Sleep” Waller, holds his hands high after winning the Killer Instinct Championship at EVO 2016. © Gail Fisher for ESPN   
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