Evo 2023 will be taking place at some point this summer, with Sony once again backing the world's biggest fighting game event. But what fighting games are actually going to be there? Well, we'll find out tomorrow (that's the 21st February), as an 'Announcement Show' will air at 5PM Pacific / 8PM Eastern / 1AM UK time the next day.
It could be an interesting lineup, because we've got Street Fighter 6 launching on the 2nd June. You would assume that it'll be Evo 2023's main attraction, as the annual event tends to pop up later in the summer. Pro players could have at least a couple of months to get to grips with Capcom's upcoming juggernaut.
Beyond that, we're very likely looking at yet another year for Tekken 7 — which has been around for what feels like an eternity — while popular Arc System Works titles like Guilty Gear Strive and Dragon Ball FighterZ are bound to return.
What lineup would you like to see at Evo 2023? Don't drop your combo in the comments section below.
Sf6 evo numbers about to be crazy especially since evo is Capcom cup qualifier spot. Capcom announce yesterday this year Capcom cup will have a 2 million dollar prize pool.
Mortal Kombat 12 and Mortal Kombat 9 remaster.
Excited to see the EVOlution of Sony's event lol (yes I know EVO comes from Evolution).
They and Capcom have worked a lot to push input lag, making progress in every SF6 demo on ps5, showing their great relationship. They also are in a good relationship with Tekken and have the marketing rights for Tekken 8. And of course the fact that PS is the only not-Nintendo console that sells in Japan will help with the Arc System games that aren't based in popular ips like Dragon Ball.
If you add that to the fact that CEO (the second biggest tournament in the world) already said their tournament will be run on PS5. PS5 will truly be the console for fighting games (And yes PC is and will be the system for pros but even pros want ps5 to be as good as posible because they know most tournaments will be run on the console so it's in their best interest to hope so. People won't stop going to these events because they aren't on pc, even the salty players that blame the console over their own capabilities will still be there).
Last year EVO was fantastic, people really enjoy it, the reveals were exciting and the gameplay was great. This years EVO Japan will have a base prize pool for the first time in every game, so while Sony still won't give the amount of money that you could expect from the respective world championship of every game they are making progress in how much the player is earning so I'm excited to see what's next for EVO.
Strive was a main game in 2021 (EVO online) with a similar time frame, so I'd say SF6 replacing SFV is a very safe bet. Tekken 8 not realising by that time is even safer.
Next NRS game is still not announced so there's no chance it's releasing anytime soon. This means either MK11 or nothing at EVO.
Edit: actually with EVO being a Capcom Cup qualifier and Capcom Cup being SF6 this year, it's basically confirmed.
It will be a real interesting EVO.
Hope Blazblue Central Fiction makes it in.
Weird Sony was allowed to buy this but looking forward to it!
I hope SF VI gets an appearance too maybe as a demo fight.
Everything seems to point towards Street Fighter 6 having record entrees lol.
Guilty Gear -Strive- is another shoo in and likely one more Arc Systems Works game.
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