So anyways, the story goes that EVOGA was in development for Rage of the Dragons. They were dealing with SNK through Brezzasoft because SNK was going through some financial hardships at the time so a lot of SNK staff moved to Brezzasoft in preparation.
While on a trip to Japan to talk about the business side of licensing and releasing a game on Neo Geo, EVOGA gets to talking about how much they love KoF. EVOGA is based in Mexico, so of course they do. Some of the SNK guys were like oh that's cool, would you like to play?
So the EVOGA guys play the SNK guys and it's all just happy fun times getting to play KoF with the developers in Japan.

But then EVOGA just destroys them, and some of the guys at SNK are maybe a little salty that this other developer just smashed them in their own game.
This of course leads to SNK being like, hey these aren't our best guys, how about we play another set KoF style. Our best 3 players vs your best 3 players.
If you win, we'll waive the fees and create a character in your honor and put them in KoF.

If we win, you pay the fees, you create a character in our honor and put them in Rage of the Dragons, AND you owe us $5,000.

The game was on.
The two teams meet up and play it out. The first two players play and EVOGA wins.

So then the second player for SNK sits down and plays. EVOGA wins.

The final player for SNK sits down to play, the last hope for SNK. Everything is on the line.

EVOGA wins.
And that's how Ángel Torres beat SNK's top KoF players and won the money match.

Here he is with founder of SNK Eikichi Kawasaki during that trip.

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