SAN MATEO, Calif. (March 8, 2022) - Evolution Championship Series (known as Evo), announced that the event is officially back and welcoming fans to its iconic home in Las Vegas with a combination of new and returning fighting games. The nine fighting games that will be featured at Evo on August 5-7, 2022 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino are:
- Street Fighter V: Champion Edition - PS4 (Capcom)
- Guilty Gear -Strive- PS4 (Arc System Works)
- Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate - PS4 (Warner Bros. Games)
- TEKKEN 7 - PS4 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV - PS4 (SNK)
- MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA - PS4 (Project LUMINA)
- DRAGON BALL FighterZ - PS4 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus - PS4 (Cygames and XSEED)
- Skullgirls: 2nd Encore - PS4 (Autumn Games)
“We are thrilled to present a slate of fighting games representing so many of the genre’s player-bases for Evo 2022,” said Rick “TheHadou” Thiher, General Manager of Evo. “Our team is incredibly excited to once-again host them in offline competition at Evo this August. There is nothing like the global Fighting Game Community’s energy when we gather for Evo, and I’m greatly looking forward to seeing what happens when we start the event series’ next chapter together later this year.”
As the largest and longest-running fighting game tournament, Evo’s storied history includes celebrating some of the best fighting game titles and players on the planet.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and TEKKEN 7 have been staples at Evo the last few years as two of the premier fighting games in the world. The popular newest entry in the series, Guilty Gear -Strive-, will be featured in the lineup at Evo along with the just-released THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV.
This year’s Evo will also mark the first appearances for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA in the lineup. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate returns for the third time at Evo and DRAGON BALL FighterZ will once again feature unique true-to-the-anime gameplay and team vs. team matches.
Registration is open now and fans can purchase tickets at smash.gg/evo. Hotel rooms will be available at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. For those who want to watch, tournaments will be streamed live for the entirety of the event.