Photo Credit: Stephanie Lindgren - @VEXANIE
Evo 2023 is less than TWO weeks away! Whether you are coming to compete or to enjoy all the festivities, it is great to have you with us. Now that we are closer to the event, we can pull back the curtain on everything you can do at Evo 2023.
With over 9,182 unique players across the eight playable titles at Evo 2023, odds are you are one of those record-breaking registrants looking to make your mark on Evo history. The main competition is on the west side of the convention center in our massive tournament pit. Players who have signed up for Street Fighter 6, Guilty Gear -Strive-, TEKKEN 7, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, DRAGON BALL FighterZ, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV, MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA, and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will all be right at home here. Spectators can watch the action, cheer on their favorite players, and see Evo 2023 stories unfold as they happen.
Ready for the future of fighting games? Visit our developer and publisher partner booths! Get hands-on experience with Mortal Kombat 1, TEKKEN 8, and Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising alongside the latest fighting games out today.
Want a change in pace? Dash on down to our MASSIVE free-play arcade! We’ve got 10,000 square feet of retro gaming goodness. Many titles will feature high-score leaderboards, letting attendees compete for bragging rights AND prizes!
Here’s a sampling of the playable arcade cabinets:
Crazy Taxi: High Roller
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ice Cold Beer
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Maximum Tune 3
Off The Wall
Silent Scope 2
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Tasunoko vs. Capcom
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2
Tetris: Grand Master
The Last Blade
And so much more!
The free-play console area is right next to Artist Alley. Each station has a console loaded with games from our main lineup, so the fun doesn't have to end after your rounds in pools. Just be kind and ask the folks around you if they want next if they didn't say so already; you never know, it might be their first tournament!
If you signed up for one of the 18 community tournaments, the stations are beyond the InZone Community Stage. Spectators are welcome to watch the competitions and see high-level play for fan-favorite titles throughout FGC history!
The Friday Showcase is back to bring you even more exciting fighting game updates, panels, and exhibitions. The show starts as soon as the doors open to the convention center. Rush over to the main stage for our first panel featuring our friends at Arc System Works! Check out the entire schedule for the Friday Showcase so you don’t miss out on the announcements, interviews, inside looks, and more!
While we pride ourselves on being the largest open bracket fighting game tournament, Evo is also a full-fledged FGC convention. Check out all the extraordinary experiences on the show floor from our partners Chipotle, Crunchy Roll, Red Bull, INZONE, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and more!
We hope you brought a second suitcase because there’s a TON of exclusive merch to add to your collection. Whether it's at the Evo store or one of our vendors like Victrix, Razer, Qanba, Hit Box, Controller Chaos, OFFICIAL S-TIER, Junk Food Custom Arcade, ten/o, or ARCADESHOCK, we’ve got your gear needs covered. Are you interested in buying a unique print, charm, or plush? Visit the Artist Alley to discover your new favorite artist while supporting community creators.
The Arcade Stick and Art museums are back and more comprehensive than ever. Take a stroll through fighting game history thanks to collection and preservation efforts. Some of these pieces are one of a kind!
Even with all of these awesome things to do at Evo 2023, there are still a few surprises left for attendees. Stay glued to our social media as we lead up to the event! It won’t be long before we see you all in Las Vegas, and the fun can finally begin!