EVO Championship Series 2019 is almost upon us
The big day is almost here – Vegas based EVO 2019 is about to launch. Perhaps the most popular fighting tournament in the world, EVO definitely features some of the biggest titles there are in the genre. This year’s event in Las Vegas features nine top tier titles.
- Tekken 7,
- Street Fighter V,
- Dragon Ball Fighter Z,
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,
- BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle,
- Soulcalibur VI,
- Mortal Kombat 2,
- Samurai Showdown
- Under Night In-Birth EXE Late St.
Each of these games is going to have its own tournament of course, with different settings and events for them all. Next to incredibly well-known titles like Tekken, fans may be surprised to find games like Undernight In-Birth and Samurai Showdown here – the latter is the most recent release to be added to the event, while the series itself has been part of Evo for some time.
Undernight on the other hand is the third title in its series, and it’s the least well-known. Despite this, the Arc System Works developed title has a cult-following both in Japan and the West. Speaking of Japan – Nintendo is sending four players to participate in the events for their Nintendo Smash Bros event. They won the Ultimate Open June 2019 competitions and now get to attend and compete with other players there.
Additionally, the game company is also hosting what’s called the Nintendo Zone where players can play other Nintendo Games – just for fun. Not that there isn’t enough to do in Vegas either way – as we already said, the entire event is taking place in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in the city. The previous event, EVO Japan in February was a smashing success, despite a few hiccups along the way.
Now everything is ready to go for the big day – less than a month off now, the next EVO is once again set to draw thousands and thousands of gamers to its halls. The competitors alone will number in the thousands – the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament has over 3.4k registered players, Street Fighter V, Tekken and Samurai Showdown have more than 1.7k each, and even the smallest tournament – BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle has 640 people registered to play.
With that many competitors, it’s no wonder that EVO is gearing up for a big crowd in addition to the gamers themselves! Taking place between August 2nd and August 4th, you’ll have to hurry if you still want to stay there – hotel rooms in the area are going quick, and at ever-steeper prices. You can still buy tickets for the Sunday Finals online if you are so inclined. Good luck to all players!
If you are interested in the EVO 2019 but can’t or don’t want to attend, don’t worry – you can still get in on the actions by betting on the results. Simply place a bet by having a look at the top esports betting sites available in your country and get in on the fun!