EVO 2018 was first revealed at the end of October last year, where it was confirmed that the tournament is taking place in Las Vegas once again. Now, we have the confirmation of games that will be played this year
In a shock move, Capcom’s crossover fighter won’t be one of the eight games played at the EVO fighting game tournament in 2018.
The organizers of the Evolution Championship Series, also known as EVO, has announced the game line-up for their world championship tournament for this year. Eight games will appear at the event – and with so many fighting games out right now, some big names weren’t going to make the cut.
The games that’ll be played for championship titles at EVO 2018 are:
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
- Tekken 7
- Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2
- Injustice 2
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
The games were announced on a live stream then confirmed by both the official EVO twitter account and Shoryuken, a site ran by the tournament’s owners.
There’s some notable absences from this list. The King of Fighters 14 is still an active, current game that’s even still getting DLC characters, but it didn’t make the cut.
It surely hasn’t been helped by the release of Dragon Ball FighterZ, another excellent quality tag fighter that’s muscled in on MVC’s territory, though it’s still a shocker and surely a blow for Capcom – even the much derided Street Fighter X Tekken got two years as an EVO tournament game.
EVO 2018 is the biggest fighting game eSports tournament in the world, and it’s usually a pretty thrilling few days both in person and on stream. It takes place from August 3rd – 5th in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.