Every year, the most popular fighting games can be found located under one roof as a part of the Evolution Champsionship Series (Evo). This year, Evo will be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 15-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Nine games have been selected for the tournament, including some games that have not been released on consoles yet. You can find the full list of titles below:
- Street Fighter V
- Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
- Pokkén Tournament
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Killer Instinct
- Mortal Kombat X
- Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
The lineup was announced as part of a Twitch stream from the Red Bull eSports Studio, and included Evo organizer Joey Cueller announcing the slew of titles. Notable exceptions from last year’s Evo are Ultra Street Fighter IV, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Tekken 7 was at last year’s event as well, but this year’s title is Fated Retribution, which is an improvement upon the original title. Along with the announcement of Tekken 7: Fated Retribution‘s appearance at Evo 2016, it was also revealed that Nina Williams would be returning to the franchise after a little hiatus.
Las Vegas continues to be the perfect spot to host the fighting game tournament, with websites like SaltyBet turning fighting game tournaments into a weird sort of jackpot city. Evo 2016 has been huge for gambling sites, and the support of eSports sites and brands has helped catapult the series to absurd heights. Some of the titles on the list of games at the competition have not even been released on consoles yet, and games like Mortal Kombat X and Killer Instinct will have just released new content to their games a few months prior to Evo.
Mortal Kombat XL was just recently announced as a re-release of the core game with all of its DLC, and Killer Instinct will see its third season expansion coming in March 2016 for Xbox One and Windows 10.
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