The stage is set for a monumental showdown at Evo 2024, where the fighting game community’s elite will gather to showcase their skills in what promises to be an electrifying lineup of games.
As expected, “Street Fighter 6” and “Tekken 8” are set to take center stage, leading a diverse roster of titles that includes “Guilty Gear Strive,” “Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising,” “Under Night In-Birth 2 [Sys:Celes],” “Mortal Kombat 1,” “King of Fighters XV,” and a nostalgic nod to “Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike” as Evo’s retro selection for the year.
The inclusion of “Tekken 8” and “Under Night In-Birth 2” marks their debut at Evo, introducing fresh dynamics and competition to the event. Although “Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising” made a preliminary appearance with a pre-release tournament at Evo 2023, its official inclusion in the 2024 lineup signifies its full-fledged entry into the competitive arena. This blend of new entrants and established favorites underscores Evo’s commitment to celebrating the breadth and depth of the fighting game genre.
Evo, the world’s premier fighting game tournament, attracts professional players and enthusiasts alike, offering a platform for high-stakes competition across a range of beloved titles.
Acquired by Sony in recent years, the event enjoys sponsorship from PlayStation, further cementing its status as a must-watch spectacle in the gaming world. With the action set to unfold over a weekend from July 19 to July 21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, participants and spectators are gearing up for an unforgettable experience.
Registration is already open for those looking to compete, with the official Evo website providing all the necessary details for hopeful contenders. Meanwhile, fans worldwide can look forward to catching every match, combo, and knockout via live streams on platforms such as Twitch, ensuring no one misses out on the action.
As Evo 2024 approaches, the excitement is palpable, with players honing their skills and strategies in anticipation. This year’s event not only promises to highlight the pinnacle of fighting game prowess but also to offer a glimpse into the evolving landscape of competitive gaming.