Mr. Wizard, one of the main EVO organizers, has announced through shoryuken.com, that the Street Fighter X Tekken Evo tournament will be a 2 vs 2 event and that the controversial GEM system will be banned. Below is the full announcement:
“The 2012 Evo season is rapidly approaching, and we thought that now would be a good time to announce the ruleset for Street Fighter X Tekken. The tournament this year will be a 2on2 team tournament (not scramble mode), so get your partners ready as this very well could be a very interesting event. Expect salt factors to be at an all time high, with team coordinated tagging and combos thrown playing an integral role in winning. Gems will not be used at Evo 2012, so start practicing up for the biggest and baddest tournament of the year!Registration will open up next week, so make sure not to miss out on this epic event. ”
It is not surprising that Gems are banned, since pretty much every major tournament since SF X Tekken release has banned the system. Evo 2012 will be held in Las Vegas between July 6th and 8th at the Caesar’s Palace Hotel.