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EVO 2012 to have pay-per-view HD stream, draws record numbers

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US fight tournament EVO 2012 will have a pay-per-view stream for the first time this year, it's been confirmed.

The stream is "optional," and three video feeds will be supplied free of charge. Two will focus on gameplay and there'll be another for panels.

A record number of attendees are expected.

"We will have over 3,500 competitors (actual human beings), which is a record for us," EVO co-Founder and Shoryuken.com president Tom "inkblot" Cannon told GameSpot.

"I estimate another 4,000-6,000 spectators, but it's impossible to say accurately as it's free to attend except Sunday."

EVO takes place July 6-8 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

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Patrick Garratt: Patrick Garratt is a games media legend - and not just by reputation. He was named as such in the UK's 'Games Media Awards', the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. After garnering experience on countless gaming magazines, he joined Eurogamer and later split from that brand to create VG247, putting the site on the map with fast, 24-hour a day coverage, and assembling the site's earliest editorial teams. He retired from VG247, and the games industry, in 2017.

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