Evo 2024 Is Officially The Largest Esports Competition Ever

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The Evolution Championship Series–an annual fighting-game competition and a marquee event for the fighting-game community as a whole–wrapped up registration for 2024 earlier this week. Today, the organization announced that Evo 2024 in Las Vegas will not only be the largest event in Evo history, but it will also be the largest tournament ever held across all of esports.

10,224 unique players across 63 countries have signed up for at least one of Evo’s eight main competitions, according to the official release. The 2024 event will not be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and Arena like in recent years, as it was previously announced that it will be moving to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Evo 2024 will also mark the largest tournaments in franchise history for Tekken 8, Granblue Fantasy Versus Rising, and this year’s Throwback Series game, Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Other games represented in the Evo 2024 main lineup include Street Fighter 6, Mortal Kombat 1, Guilty Gear Strive, The King Of Fighters XV, and Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes.

The 10,224 unique registrants for Evo 2024 is over 1,000 more than last year’s 9,182 entrants, with over 7,000 of those players registered for Street Fighter 6 alone. Evo 2023 also saw new gameplay trailers for the then-unreleased Tekken 8 and Mortal Kombat 1, as well as the reveal of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collaboration with Street Fighter 6.

Evo 2024 takes place July 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. While participant registration has ended, spectator passes are still available at the main Evo website.