“What makes Evo special is not just watching who will cement their legacy across these generations, but seeing how these generations of players come together and connect as a community and culture.”

The upcoming Evolution Championship Series (Evo) 2024 event has surpassed 10,000 in-person competitors! According to an official announcement, this is a record-breaking number of unique competitors.

Evo's crowd and audience from the previous year (Image via Robert Paul)
Evo's crowd and audience from the previous year (Image via Robert Paul)

Evo 2024 gets over 10,000 competitors

Taking place between July 19 and 21, Evo 2024 will feature a total of 10,224 players from 63 countries. Evo 2024 will mark the event's first year at the Las Vegas Convention Center as well. The tournament will feature brackets for games such as TEKKEN 8, Street Fighter 6, Mortal Kombat 1, The King of Fighters XV, and more.

"We are seeing more and more of the community exercising their competitive spirit with us in Las Vegas each year," Evo general manager Rick Thiher said. "The wonderful thing about fighting games is that while there are generations of players returning year after year, there is always a new generation greeting them at Evo and aspiring to make a name for themselves."

Thiher continued, noting how Evo is special in terms of watching players cement their legacy across generations and how these generations connect as a community and culture all in one place.

Evo 2024 games

  1. Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising
  2. Guilty Gear -Strive-
  3. Mortal Kombat 1
  4. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
  5. Street Fighter 6
  6. TEKKEN 8
  7. The King of Fighters XV
  8. Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes]
Arcade area (Image via Stephanie Lindgren)
Arcade area (Image via Stephanie Lindgren)

What to expect at Evo 2024

In addition to tournaments showcasing these eight games, Evo 2024 will include a new Arena Finals Experience featuring a 8,500-seat main stage. This will be the event's centerpiece and put a spotlight on the Top 6 finals of the aforementioned games.

Meanwhile, the event's show floor will include the largest arcade in Evo's history, an artist alley, vendor village, bigger casual gaming areas, publisher booths, photo ops, a new art gallery, plus the Beyond the Arcade Stick Museum. Don't forget about the Evo 2024 Cosplay Contest! This will have special guest judges, dioramas for photo ops, and more.

Finally, the last day of Evo 2024 will feature watch party experiences with Sajam Slam members, RDCWorld, and Maximilian Dood.

Evo's artist alley (Image via Robert Paul)
Evo's artist alley (Image via Robert Paul)

That's all for now. Are you excited for Evo 2024? Stick around on esports.gg for more news and updates across the fighting game community (FGC)!