With just a little more than a week to go for the Evolution Championship Series (EVO), the event’s Finals order has finally been unveiled. Announced by EVO President Joey Cuellar AKA Mr.Wizard, the Finals will begin on August 2, Friday and finish up on August 4, Sunday. As expected, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will close out the show as the last game to be played in the competition.
Here is the Finals game order for this years EVO:
- Soul Calibur VI
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Samurai Shodown
- Mortal Kombat 11
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
- Street Fighter V Arcade Edition
- Tekken 7
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Soul Calibur VI will be the sole title to be played on the first day of the event, while Saturday and Sunday are filled with four different tournaments throughout each day. Despite Dragon Ball FighterZ continuing to be big in the fighting game community, it has definitely dropped quite a bit in the esports circuit. Taking up those reigns is Arc System Works newer title, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, which has risen up among the fighting game competitors as a must play.
Street Fighter V Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 are still the most played of the standard 3D fighting games, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become a phenomenon for this years EVO. The last day of the event is usually reserved for Super Smash Bros. Melee, arguably the most popular game in the events history. However, this time Melee isn’t even featured at the event, and it seems that all of the veteran players have migrated over to Ultimate’s bracket instead, making it the game with the highest amount of registrants this year.
Despite Ultimate’s domination, their is still plenty to see at all three days of EVO 2019. Every tournament bracket will undoubtedly be filled with some of the most intense, emotional, nail-biting fights you’ll ever see in an esport competition. EVO 2019 goes from August 2, Friday to August 4, Sunday at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nevada.