LAS VEGAS – August 7, 2022 – The Evolution Championship Series (Evo), one of the most pioneering and storied events in gaming, concluded its finals in Las Vegas by surprising thousands of fans in attendance at the finals with the news that Evo Japan will return to Tokyo on March 31-April 2, 2023. Tokyo Big Sight will host the historic fighting game tournaments, including Guilty Gear -Strive-, The King of Fighters XV, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and TEKKEN 7. More games and event activities will be announced in the coming months, along with details on when registration becomes available.

“It is joyous having Evo Japan return to Tokyo for the global fighting game community,” said ​​Rick Thiher, General Manager of Evo. “Japan is the birthplace of competitive fighting games and we can’t wait to open the doors at Tokyo Big Sight next spring to continue celebrating their legacy with players and fans worldwide.”

Players and fans can follow the latest news on the official Evo Japan website at, on Twitter @EVOJAPAN2023, or YouTube.

Evo Las Vegas welcomed more than 7,000 competitors from 63 countries on August 5-7, who faced off in a combination of new and returning fighting games.For more information on Evo 2022, players and fans can check out

About Evo

The Evolution Championship Series (Evo) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. Evo brings together the best of the best from around the world in an electric exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open format tournament that crowns champions in their favorite fighting games. Evo was founded in 2002 after a series of local arcade tournaments run by Tom and Tony Cannon were first held in 1996.

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