Last week, we announced that Evo 2024 had officially surpassed 10,000 unique players, breaking the all-time record for the most individual entrants competing at an esports tournament in the process. Now that the dust has settled, we’re ready to give you a comprehensive breakdown of the numbers for this year’s event! Let’s dig into some of the registration stats including individual game counts, country and regional data, and entrant crossover between the eight titles in Evo’s lineup.

Altogether, there are 16,252 bracket entries between the eight games at Evo 2024, an 8.26% increase over last year’s record-breaking total of 15,012. When accounting for players who entered multiple games, this works out to 10,240 individual players, which is an 11.52% increase year-over-year compared to 2023's 9,182 unique competitors. Of these, over half are signed up for Street Fighter 6, which is once again the largest bracket this year at 5,265 entrants. This makes Street Fighter 6 at Evo 2024 the second-largest tournament in Evo history, beating out Street Fighter V’s 5,107-player debut at Evo 2016, and right behind Street Fighter 6's record-setting debut at Evo 2023. It is also the second time that a Street Fighter 6 tournament has surpassed 5,000 registrants this year after the game’s bracket at Evo Japan 2024 reached 5,089 players.

In March, we announced that this year’s TEKKEN 8 bracket had broken the franchise registration record for TEKKEN. The entrant count has continued to climb since then, and now the final count for TEKKEN 8’s first appearance at Evo in Las Vegas sits at a staggering 4,646 competitors, more than double the size of the previous record of 1,899 set at Evo 2019. We are honored to be able to say that TEKKEN 8 at Evo 2024 will be the largest single-bracket tournament the franchise has ever seen, by a wide margin.

Guilty Gear -Strive-, now in its third year, takes the third spot on the registration leaderboard with 2,058 entrants, maintaining a strong presence after the game set a new franchise record for Guilty Gear at Evo of 2,474 last year. 

The last Sunday Slot spot goes to Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, which also set a new franchise record this year at 1,377 competitors, marking the first time in the franchise’s history that a tournament has surpassed 1,000 entrants.

Additionally, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is also joining the four-digit club for the first time with a total of 1,101 competitors. We announced this momentous achievement last week, confirming that this year’s tournament will be the largest singles bracket for 3rd Strike of all time. A momentous achievement for this year’s  Evo Throwback Title as it celebrates its 25th anniversary (as well as the 20th anniversary of the legendary Evo Moment 37). 

In terms of entrant crossover between games, Street Fighter 6 takes the crown once again this year. In all of the featured tournaments at Evo 2024, it was the game with the most shared players, with one notable exception. Competitors who signed up for Mortal Kombat 1 chose TEKKEN 8 as their secondary bracket slightly more often, with 268 players entered in both Mortal Kombat 1 and TEKKEN 8 compared to 247 players entered in Mortal Kombat 1 and Street Fighter 6.

The highest amount of crossover by number of players is shared between this year’s Street Fighter 6 and TEKKEN 8 brackets, with 1,756 competitors registered for both games. This represents over a third of Street Fighter 6 total bracket competitors being shared with TEKKEN 8. However, this number puts the crossover between TEKKEN 8 players and Street Fighter 6 players among the lowest when adjusting for the size of the bracket, only narrowly beating out the 37.6% of UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH II Sys:Celes players who also registered for SF6. By percentage, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter 6 saw the most overlap, with over two-thirds of 3rd Strike competitors also registering for the series’ latest installment.

The average competitor at Evo 2024 entered 1.59 games out of the featured eight titles. While Street Fighter 6 received the highest number of single-game competitors this year at 2,269, TEKKEN 8 takes the category in terms of percentage, with almost half of its registrants (47.9%) choosing it as their only main lineup game. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike received the lowest percentage of single-game players at only 15.9%, while competitors who signed up for THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV had the highest number of games entered on average at 2.84 per player. 

The titles with the lowest entrant crossover this year are Mortal Kombat 1 and UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH II Sys:Celes, with only 24 players entered in both tournaments. By percentage, this number accounts for 3.1% of the UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH II Sys:Celes bracket, which ties it for the lowest degree of relative crossover with the ratio of TEKKEN 8 players who also signed up for THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV. 

Players from 64 different countries are signed up to attend Evo 2024, with over 10% of the event’s record-breaking 10,240 competitors coming from outside the United States. The top three countries represented this year will be the United States (9,192 players), Canada (399 players), and Japan (200 players), representing an increase in attendance for all three regions.

Unlike last year, Street Fighter 6 was not the most entered game for every country at Evo 2024. On average, competitors from South Korea and Germany gravitated to TEKKEN 8, with Street Fighter 6 taking the second place spot for players from those nations. For all other countries in the top 10 by entrant count, Street Fighter 6 was the most selected game.

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV takes the title for the most non-US competitors, with an impressive 18.67% of its players traveling from other countries. It was most popular with competitors from Mexico, with whom it was only outdone by Street Fighter 6 in terms of entrant count. This also made it the only game on the lineup for which Canada was not the second-most represented country. The only other countries where Street Fighter 6 and TEKKEN 8 were not the top two games were Chile and Brazil. For players from Chile, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike took second place after Street Fighter 6. Competitors from Brazil opted to enter Street Fighter 6 the most, followed by Mortal Kombat 1.


Competitor Registration for Evo 2024’s eight featured games may be closed, but there are still plenty of reasons to make your way to Las Vegas for this year’s record-breaking event. Attendees will also have access to all the other events and attractions in this year’s revamped 3-day convention format, including Top 6 viewing in our in-venue Arena Finals Experience, exclusive photo opportunities, the Cosplay Contest, our Artist Alley and Vendor Village, casual matches and on-the-fly brackets in the BYOC area, watch parties with some of your favorite creators, and more!

Evo 2024 Badges will be available for purchase online until July 16th and in-person at the event and will include a complimentary Evo-branded water bottle while supplies last. Be sure to follow Evo on social media to keep up with the latest announcements, and we look forward to seeing you this July 19-21 for our largest celebration of fighting games yet!