The EVO, the biggest event for the fighting game community is finally about to start and will see the best players fly to Las Vegas to compete on one of the biggest export beat ’em up stages.
Apparently, the EVO 2019 will register the largest turnout in the entire history of the event. As every year, the list of titles has undergone changes and has seen the introduction of new or less noble titles that play their chance to shine on the main stage.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be the main course of this EVO 2019, with the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever: over 3,500 participants. This will also be the first year of Ultimate, which will take the place of Melee and Wii U.
Saturday 3 August there will be the finals of UNIST, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Showdown and Mortal Kombat 11 while, on Sunday 4 August, BlazBlue, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Ultimate will be shown.
Fans, like every year, are also expecting big news, including potential future DLCs and other important announcements, including a sibylline official tweet on important news from the PlayStation world and many are betting on the surprising reveal of Street Fighter VI ( in PlayStation exclusive, maybe the fifth incarnation of the living room console?).
EVO will be streamed on Twitch and some of the most popular games will even be shown on ESPN. The different EVO Twitch accounts will serve as a sort of hub for all competitions. There are also streams dedicated to specific games, including CapcomFighters (Street Fighter V), Netherrealm (Mortal Kombat 11) and Tekken (Tekken 7).