Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, a fighting game that has been a staple in the community for many years, proved its enduring popularity at EVO 2023. Despite being a decade-old title, it garnered more viewership than some esports tournaments and experienced a renaissance at the event.

The game’s iconic cast of characters, intricate combo strings, and fast-paced action have earned it a special place in the hearts of fighting game enthusiasts. It has outlasted its successor, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, which failed to capture the same magic as UMvC3.

Evasion, a newcomer to EVO, made an impressive run to the UMvC3 Grand Finals, showcasing the excitement that competitors still have for this game. However, he was ultimately no match for Jibrill, who proved himself to be the best player in the world. Jibrill’s tearful victory demonstrated the intense emotions that this game can evoke.

The stadium was packed during the grand finals, and the Twitch viewership reached over 80k on the EVO main channel, with an additional 40k on Maximilian’s co-stream. This indicates that Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is still alive and thriving more than 10 years after its release.

Similar to Super Smash Bros. Melee, UMvC3 remains unaffected by other titles, including those within its own series. As EVO 2023 marked the “Golden Age” of fighting games, the excitement surrounding this game shows no signs of slowing down.

The return of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 to the EVO main stage, after being absent for some time, with a devoted fanbase is a promising sign for the future of the title.

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