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Are you planning on attending Evo 2024? We are excited to have you join us to celebrate the FGC on July 19-21. Here’s a quick checklist of things to take care of beforehand to maximize your experience with us this summer.

How to Register

Be sure to validate your account before purchasing your Event Badge. Completing this step will ensure you receive the purchase confirmation upon completing registration. Once your account is validated, head over to to register for Evo 2024. If you purchased an Event Badge already and didn’t receive a confirmation email, don’t worry! A valid ID is all you will need to pick up your pass at the event. Whether you want to compete, spectate, or just enjoy everything we have to experience at the event, there is only one kind of badge available, and the main differentiator is the number of days your badge gives you access to.

If you want to compete at Evo 2024, a 3-day Event Badge is required. You must select a game from the "Configure Pass" section to be entered into its tournament. If you are not competing in any Evo 2024 tournaments, continue to the next section without selecting a game.

Single-day badges only include access for the listed day and do not allow you to compete in tournaments. If you are attending for all three days, please select the 3-Day Event Badge.

All Event Badges provide entry to Evo 2024. Each badge includes access to the show floor and all event activities, including first-come, first-served general admission access to the Arena Finals Experience.

As a reminder, there are NO REFUNDS on Event Badge purchases, so please direct any questions to before registering.

Where to Stay

Hotels near the Las Vegas Convention Center are filling up fast! Don’t delay in reserving a room for your stay. A limited number of hotel rooms have become available at Resorts World and Fontainebleau Las Vegas for the weekend of Evo 2024. You can book your stay at our exclusive event rate through a unique landing page on the Resorts World and Fontainebleau websites.

How to Participate in Evo 2024 Community Showcase Tournaments

Evo Community Showcase Tournaments are back. Game Ambassadors from various communities for these titles will run the tournaments. Community Showcases will have all of their setups provided by Evo, and they will also have access to the Community Stage, which includes a stream broadcasting the tournaments throughout the weekend.

Are you considering adding a Community Showcase Tournament to your event schedule? You must have an Evo 2024 pass to participate in Community Showcase tournaments. You can purchase a pass here. After you get your Evo 2024 pass, you can then register for the Community Showcase here.

Listed below are the Community Showcase tournaments at Evo 2024:

  • BlazBlue Centralfiction
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Capcom vs. SNK 2
  • DNF Duel
  • DRAGON BALL FighterZ
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R
  • Killer Instinct
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore
  • Street Fighter V
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV

How to Apply for BYOC Tournaments

Applications for BYOC tournaments are still open! There is limited space, and approvals have already started to go out for early applicants, so make sure to apply if you would like to host an event. As a reminder, BYOC tournament organizers must handle their own equipment and logistics needs.

How to Compete in the Cosplay Contest

Attention cosplayers! The Evo Cosplay Contest returns! For competitors' convenience, the Contest will take place near the photo op areas on the show floor.

This year, there will be a pre-judging phase that will allow contestants to submit their cosplays through a form in advance of Evo 2024. This form lets you share photos of your costume and describe your creation process so you can enter the contest without having to go to the Cosplay Contest area during the judging phase on Day 1 or Day 2. Stay tuned for more information and a link to the pre-judging form to come!

We are excited to announce two returning judges for this year’s cosplay contest. Welcome back @VampyBitMe – Linda Le and @Kaori_Kaotan - Kaori Horiuchi! We have a third judge who will be announced soon!

During the Cosplay Contest, our three judges will invite six finalists out of all the participants to compete on our cosplay stage. Finalists will be interviewed and have an opportunity to showcase their cosplay. Final rankings will be determined after the presentations have concluded.


  • Characters must appear in a fighting game to be eligible for competition. If your character appears in but does not originate from a fighting game, please wear the version of their costume as it appears within a fighting game. Cosplayers must be wearing their cosplay to be judged and qualify as a Finalist.
  • Be prepared to show a reference image of the character you are cosplaying to the judges. If your character does not originate from a fighting game, please make sure your reference image shows the version of them that appears in a fighting game. Progress photos are also highly encouraged!
  • Costumes will be judged individually (no groups).
  • Handmade costumes are highly preferred, but there is no specific percentage of the costume that must be handmade to be eligible for competition.
  • Masks for health and safety, mobility aids, and cosplay handlers/assistants are all permitted and will not affect judging.
  • Cosplay is NOT consent. Cosplay is not an invitation to sexualize, ridicule, or degrade others. Please be respectful and ask for photo permission. Be kind.
  • Cosplay is about creativity and passion. We encourage everyone to cosplay whichever fighting game characters they wish, regardless of size, gender, age, religion, or ethnic background. We simply ask that you follow the event guidelines and please keep in mind that Evo 2024 is a family-friendly event.
  • Costumes worn on the convention floor must not obstruct or impede the flow of traffic or entryways. If the costume cannot fit through a standard doorway, it may not be allowed during general convention hours.


Winner (1) of the Evo 2024 Cosplay Contest will be awarded flight and hotel for a future international Evo event (details to be announced later).
The top 6 contestants will receive Evo medals.

There is only a month left to register for Evo 2024. Normal Registration is available until May 31, 2024, at 11:50 PM PDT. Afterward, Late Registration begins and runs until June 24, 2024, at 11:50 PM PDT. Sign up now to compete, enjoy our all-new three-day convention experience, and celebrate your love for fighting games with the most dedicated players in the FGC in the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall on July 19-21.