The Evolution Championship Series (or EVO) are the single largest fighting game tournament series in the world. Since 2002, they have hosted tournaments for the likes of Street Fighter, Tekken, and a growing roster of other fighting games. Included among them are the Super Smash Bros. series, which became a staple after 2013. So what’s up with EVO 2019?
Evo 2019 Final Numbers!
Smash Ultimate – 3492
Street Fighter V – 1929
Tekken 7 – 1885
Samurai Shodown – 1719
Mortal Kombat 11 – 1567
Unist – 1156
DragonBall FighterZ – 1191
Soul Calibur 6 – 742
BlazBlue:CTB – 640#Evo2019
— Joey Cuellar (@MrWiz) July 15, 2019
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will debut this year at EVO, replacing Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U after four years. In an unprecedented record shattering moment, Smash Ultimate will feature over 3,000 entrants – the most for any Smash tournament in history. In addition, it will also feature more attendants than EVO’s premiere series, Street Fighter.
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Surprisingly, EVO 2019 will not feature Super Smash Bros. Melee, for the first time in over six years. Melee, which debuted at EVO 2007, became a staple title after its reintroduction to the EVO roster in 2013 (where we saw some AMAZING stuff happen, such as raising almost $230,000 for breast cancer research!)
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The move has stirred controversy among fans, sparking reactions from Melee fans. However, other players think this was the right move by the tournament staff.
Just image having a game with more entrants than ultimate, that game is called melee
To bad you decided to put a shit anime game.
And a shit samurai game no one knows about.
— Se🅱️astian (@sebastiangnzlz_) July 13, 2019
It doesn’t bother me that Melee isn’t at Evo 2019, I saw the entrees for Smash Ultimate at almost 4,000 and that’s awesome. Other great fighting games and players deserve the chance to represent themselves there and Melee had its time at Evo.
— Cotton Candy Randy (@dethbyweensnipe) July 15, 2019
The 3,000+ entrants coming to the Smash Ultimate event include Momocon and CEO 2019 champion, MKLeo, as well as the 2017 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U EVO champion, Salem. Be sure to continue watching our site as we keep you updated with more news about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments!
EVO 2019 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 2nd to August 4th. You can stream the event on Twitch.tv. We will update you with more info when we learn who will be streaming the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event!
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