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Evo Championship Series
July 9-11; starts at 9 a.m. each day, ends around midnight; free to the public
Caesars Palace Ballroom

If Wii Fit is the extent of your video game knowledge, you'd best stay home this weekend, because the real gamers are coming out in full force. Caesars Palace will be home to the Evo Championship Series, a world-famous event that will bring in top video-game players from 20 different countries to compete in their pick of six different virtual-fighting tournaments: Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Melty Blood: Actress Again.

Geek-haven G4 will stream 45 hours of the event live on its website. Or, you can check out the action yourself for free at Caesars, which will feature a BYOC (bring-your-own-console) area for amateurs with restless thumbs. Doubt how much fun watching these games can be? Search "mahvel baybee!" on YouTube. You can thank us later.


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