Evo 2024 Shatters Records: Over 10,000 Unique Competitors Set to Participate

Evo 2024 Shatters Records: Over 10,000 Unique Competitors Set to Participate

27. June 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The Evolution Championship Series (Evo) 2024, set to take place in Las Vegas, has officially broken the record for the most unique competitors in a single esports event. With over 10,000 participants confirmed, this year’s Evo promises to be a historic and thrilling occasion for the fighting game community.

Record-Breaking Participation

Evo 2024 will host an impressive 10,224 players from 63 countries, marking a significant milestone in the event’s history. Scheduled for July 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, this year’s tournament will see a wide array of fighting games and a massive turnout of both players and spectators.

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Featured Games and Competitions

The tournament lineup for Evo 2024 includes some of the most popular and competitive fighting games in the esports scene:

  • Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising
  • Guilty Gear -Strive-
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
  • Street Fighter 6
  • TEKKEN 8
  • The King of Fighters XV
  • Under Night In-Birth II

These games will feature prominently in the tournament, attracting top players from around the globe to compete for glory and significant prize pools.

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New Additions and Attractions

One of the major highlights of Evo 2024 will be the new Arena Finals Experience, featuring a main stage with 8,500 seats. This arena will be the focal point for the Top 6 finals of the major games, providing an electrifying atmosphere for both competitors and fans.

Additionally, the event will boast the largest arcade hall in Evo’s history, an artist alley, a vendor village, expanded casual gaming areas, publisher booths, photo sessions, a new art gallery, and the Beyond the Arcade Stick Museum. The cosplay contest will also be a significant draw, with special guest judges, elaborate dioramas for photos, and much more.

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Community Engagement and Special Events

Evo 2024 is not just about competition; it’s a celebration of the fighting game community. The event will feature watch parties hosted by prominent figures such as Sajam Slam, RDCWorld, and Maximilian Dood on the final day, providing fans with exciting ways to engage with the event.

Rick Thiher, General Manager of Evo, expressed his excitement on social media, saying, “Being part of a culture that celebrates the spirit of competition and prioritizes gathering en masse every year is the best part of working in fighting game events. For the love of the genre, we really play these games.

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Evo 2024 is set to be an unforgettable event with its record-breaking participation and numerous attractions. As the fighting game community converges in Las Vegas, the spirit of competition and camaraderie will undoubtedly shine through, making this year’s Evo a landmark event in esports history.

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