The official main stage games lineup for Evo 2019 has been announced. This year's event is scheduled for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th August, and as per usual, nine different titles have been chosen.
Top players from around the world will be competing in tournaments for the following games:
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Samurai Shodown
- SoulCalibur VI
- Street Fighter V
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Tekken 7
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The two most notable additions are Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown. Neither game is out yet -- with the former arriving in April and the latter due in the Summer -- so here's hoping that they're both tournament ready once Evo rolls around.
Unfortunately, one of last year's big games, Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2, won't be making it to the main stage this time, and Dead or Alive 6 -- releasing in just a few days -- is nowhere to be seen. It's also worth noting that Dragon Ball FighterZ, the most watched title of 2018's event, is now having its finals on the second last day of Evo 2019.
Taking its place on the 4th August alongside Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, which is rather unexpected. The order of the final day's tournaments is yet to be decided, however.
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