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EVO Vegas 2024: Everything You Need To Know

by Elvis Mack

EVO, the Evolution Championship Series, is the world’s largest and most prestigious fighting game tournament. Every year, thousands of players and fans gather to compete, watch, and celebrate the competitive genre that spans across decades and cultures. This year, EVO 2024 promises to be bigger and better than ever, with new games, new venues, and new surprises. Here is everything you need to know about EVO Vegas 2024.

New Location

EVO 2024 will take place from July 19-21, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, the event will not be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, as it has been for the past few years. Instead, EVO 2024 will move to a new venue: the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. This will allow for more space, more activities, and more attendees. EVO 2024 will also feature an extra day for convention activities, such as panels, exhibitions, and showcases. In addition, everybody who plays to attend EVO 2024 will have access to all 3 days of the convention center and the finals stage, no additional purchase required.

New Lineup

The main attraction of EVO 2024 is, of course, the tournament lineup. EVO 2024 will feature eight games on the main stage, four of which will be making their debut as a main title. The games are:

  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)
  • Tekken 8 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising (Cygames)
  • Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes (French Bread)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (Warner Bros. Games)
  • Guilty Gear Strive (Arc System Works)
  • The King of Fighters XV (SNK)
  • Street Figher III: 3rd Strike (Capcom) (Retro Title)

These games represent the diversity and evolution of the fighting game genre, from classic titles to modern hits, from 2D to 3D, from anime to realistic. Each game will have its own rules, brackets, and prizes, and the winners will be crowned as the champions of EVO 2024.

Each game will have a minimum of a $30,000 USD Prize Pool distributed to the Top 8 Finalists of each game. However, when it comes to being on stage, only the Top 6 finalists will allow. This remains from last year’s chance and looks to be the future of the EVO series.

New Activities

Evo 2023 at Mandalay Bay on August 4, 2023. (Photo: Robert Paul)

EVO 2024 is not just a tournament, though. It is also a community. EVO 2024 will offer plenty of opportunities for attendees to enjoy the fighting game culture outside the matches. Some of the activities include:

  • Evo Showcase: A center stage event on Friday, July 19, where publishers and developers will present panels, interviews, exhibitions, and special events.
  • Cosplay Contest: Fans of various fighting games will be allowed to cosplay as their favorite characters as part of the annual cosplay competition.
  • Artist Alley: A curated section of fighting game focused artists, where attendees can buy original paintings, illustrations, designs, or artisan creations.
  • Casual Gaming: A free play area where attendees can make new friends playing their favorite fighting games all weekend.
  • Vendor Village: A place where attendees can witness the future of gaming products, get a sneak peek at upcoming releases, and buy limited-edition items from select exhibitors.
  • Free Play Arcade: A nostalgic zone where attendees can play a variety of fighting games in their original arcade cabinets, for free.

EVO 2024 is the ultimate destination for fighting game fans, players, and creators. It is a celebration of the genre that has shaped the history and future of gaming. Whether you want to compete, watch, or just have fun, EVO 2024 is the place to be. Don’t miss the biggest event in gaming. Register now and join the fight.

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