We revealed the first details for Evo 2024 earlier today during our announcement show! Vicious and Majin Obama guided us through everything coming to Evo 2024 Presented by Chipotle. We’ve got info on the new venue, our three-day convention experience, our return to single badge access for both the convention and the Finals, the featured title lineup, increased minimum guaranteed prize pools, and much more.

Evo 2024 Presented by Chipotle is headed to a brand new venue! Players and fans will experience Evo on July 19-21, 2024 in a venue space we’ve never been to before, the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center! Evo hotel blocks are available at the nearby Resorts World and the walkway connected Westgate. Thanks to the larger venue, there will be a number of upgrades and additions to the attendee experience, including dedicated registration ballrooms that will help keep badge lines organized and efficient! Evo 2024 attendees will experience an expanded show floor with everything they love from our conventions, like the vendor village, artist alley, arcade stick museum, and more for all three days of the event.

We’ve got massive upgrades to many of our fan-favorite experiences, like the largest Evo free-play arcade and BYOC section ever created, a new art gallery with works from the history of the fighting game genre, bigger and better Evo merchandise offerings, and an expanded cosplay contest with photo dioramas and featured guest judges. The Evo Showcase also gets a brand new dedicated stage for all the panels, reveals, interviews, and exhibitions headlining Evo 2024 on Friday. The Evo Community Showcase also returns and will feature games hosted by community organizers from the BYOC Community Championships! More info on those coming soon to evo.gg.

Since Evo 2024 is a full-fledged three-day experience, attendees will no longer need to purchase separate badges for the Arena Finals. Instead, players and fans are encouraged to make the most out of their experience at Evo 2024 by checking out the new Arena Finals Experience and the convention activities throughout Saturday and Sunday with just one badge needed! Every main lineup tournament at Evo 2024 will see their Finals presented on the Main Stage in the new Arena Finals Experience. We hope you all enjoy the freedom and flexibility of this new layout. 

Without further ado, let’s get to the lineup for Evo 2024! Half of our lineup this year consists of brand-new games being featured at Evo for the first time. This is going to be a huge year for fighting game fans and a gigantic experience for Evo competitors.

The eight featured fighting games at Evo on July 19-21, 2024, are:

  • Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising (1st Appearance)
  • Guilty Gear -Strive-  (3rd Appearance)
  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV (3rd Appearance)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (1st Appearance)
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (7th Appearance)
  • Street Fighter 6 (2nd Appearance)
  • TEKKEN 8 (1st Appearance)
  • UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH II Sys:Celes (1st Appearance)

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike returns to Evo as the second tournament in our Throwback series. Evo 2024 marks the seventh time Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike has appeared as a main title, and with that legacy, it brings a history of incredible players and competition. We are excited to see what the new generation of fighting game players brings to the competition during this year of Third Strike across Evo 2024 in Las Vegas and at Evo Japan.

Also new for 2024, Tournament finalists win medals, trophies, and their share of a $30,000 minimum guaranteed prize pool per tournament. The prize money is split between the top 8 finalists in each title. We look forward to congratulating this year’s Evo Champions!

That wasn’t all we shared during the Evo 2024 Announcement Show! We launched two new channels as well. Evo has a new YouTube channel, EvoFGC on YouTube, where you can watch in-depth stories on FGC history, community members and their impact, upcoming games and development, and more. Our other new channel on TikTok brings fresh and exciting looks at Evo and FGC history in short-form format. You can now find Evo on these and all your other favorite major social media channels!

PlayStation Tournaments Road to Evo also returns for another year! Numerous players have earned a free trip to Evo through these online competitions, and many have even placed in the Top 6, including Evo 2022 MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA Champion Jing. Expect more info on the Road to Evo calendar to be revealed soon here at evo.gg.

With all the excitement building for Evo 2024, don’t forget there is still time to register for Evo Japan! Player entry ends on March 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM JST. Sign up to compete in the first Evo event of the year and discover Japan’s rich fighting game history in person!

Want the latest Evo news sent to your personal Discord server? Now, you can add the official Evo Announcements Discord channel. Just follow the steps on the “How to Use” page to add the server and channels of your choice.

That’s all for now! We cannot wait to share more with you about Evo 2024. Tickets are available now via start.gg. Sign up and get practicing! See you at the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall on July 19-21, 2024!