After an exciting and surprising first three rounds of voting, we’ve reached the Elite 8 in the tournament to determine the greatest sports video game of all time.
After the Sweet 16, the biggest surprise comes by #14 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continuing its cinderella run by taking out #2 Rocket League. Of the four number one seeds, only one failed to make it to the Elite 8 as NHL 94 fell to #5 NCAA Football 07. That means NBA 2K11, Tecmo Super Bowl and ESPN NFL 2K5 have the chance to get to semifinals.
You can see the remaining matchups below, and vote for which games you think belong in the Final Four! Elite Eight voting is open from Sunday, March 22 to Tuesday, March 24 with the winners moving on to the Final Four on Wednesday, March 25.
Remember, the game that comes out the winner will get a full retrospective video on the SGO Channel.
IMPORTANT DATES REMAINING:
- Elite 8 — Sunday, March 22 — Tuesday, March 24
- Final 4 — Wednesday, March 25 — Friday, March 27
- FINALS — Saturday, March 28 — Monday, March 30
Make your voices heard, and help decide the greatest sports video game of all time.
Greatest sports video game selection process
The games chosen weren’t selected simply by how good they were. They were chosen based on the following:
- Industry Impact
- Lasting Appeal
- Fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter do not quality; Wrestling games, on the other hand, do qualify.
- eSports titles like League of Legends and CS:GO do not qualify