The biggest fighting game tournament of the world is heading back to Las Vegas next year from July 14-16.
In a trailer released today, organizers revealed the games that will likely serve as the anchors to the event, including Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat, Tekken 7, Smash Bros. (both Wii U and Melee) as well as Guilty Gear Xrd. A few are notably absent from this trailer – like Pokken Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and Killer Instinct. You can watch the trailer here:
People travel to this tournament from across the world to brush up on their skills and see amazing comebacks. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will serve as the location for the entire event next year. The last tournament took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with the finals moving to the Mandalay Bay Events Center, so this change isn’t surprising. Over the years EVO has grown into a gigantic event, with big announcements and second event in Japan planned for 2018.
EVO is a must for any fighter game fan, as it slowly becomes as much of a convention as it is a tournament. UMVC3’s fate seems uncertain, but I’m a little more upset about Pokken being a no show. Hopefully we’ll see the return of the Catherine side tournament as well.