Six EVO 2019 Games Have Reached +1000 Players

TJ Denzer,

July 10, 2019 8:48 AM

With a little under a month left, EVO 2019 has gathered a wealth of players across its nine showcase games.

EVO 2019 is just around the corner. At the end of the month, players from around the world will be arriving in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to throw down in one of the most important fighting game tournaments of the year. With the big brawl just about to happen, we’re getting a final look at just how many folks will be there. Joey “Mr Wizard” Cuellar dropped the latest update, and it looks good. Six of the nine showcase games at EVO 2019 have over 1000 players signed up to compete in them.

On July 9, 2019, Joey Cuellar revealed the milestone on his personal Twitter. Under Night In-Birth EXE:late[st] is the latest in the bunch to make it into 1000 participants, marking it as the 6th game in the line up that has +1000 competitors. That means Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Samurai Shodown, and Mortal Kombat 11 are also up there. Meanwhile, Dragonball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, and Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle are still on the hunt for that achievement. Notable is that Samurai Shodown is the first SNK game yet to reach the 1000 player marker.

In comparison, last year’s EVO 2018 was also able to achieve +1000 players in six of its games as well. Surprisingly, DBFZ was at the top of the list with 2,575 players last year. Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle also made it over the 1000 mark, but it was the lowest one on the list to do so at 1,178. With so many people traveling so far, its not out of the ordinary for players to sign up for multiple games to make the journey more worth their trip.

That said, there’s still plenty of time for EVO 2019’s trailing games to make it to that 1000 player marker. DBFZ, Soul Calibur 6, and BBTAG still have passionate communities and are pretty fresh off the presses compared to much of the list. Will we see a small surge that puts them over?

Registration for EVO 2019 ends on July 14. If you’ve been waiting to get locked in, now is the time.


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