Set to release just a couple of months before Evo 2023 kicks off in August, it's perhaps no surprise that Street Fighter 6 has attracted the most player registrations so far. Capcom's series has always played a pivotal role in the annual event, and its top eight finals are usually saved for last. In recent years, however, Street Fighter V has stumbled a bit, with the game's popularity waning quite significantly over time.
Its sequel will almost certainly pick up the slack, though. Street Fighter 6 will arrive as Tekken 7 turns six years old (on console), and Guilty Gear Strive approaches its second anniversary. There's no doubt it'll be the refresh that the franchise needs — particularly in terms of Evo numbers.
Speaking of which, Guilty Gear Strive has the second most entrants at this point, and Tekken 7 is in third. Together with Street Fighter V, they made up the 'big three' at last year's event, so you'd expect to see them maintain some momentum.
Behind them, you've got Marvel vs. Capcom 3 — acting as Evo's legacy tournament — followed by Dragon Ball Fighter Z (which is getting a revised PS5 version this year), King of Fighters XV, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, and Mortal Kombat 11 in that order. Yes, you read that right, Melty Blood is attracting more players than Mortal Kombat these days. Mortal Kombat 12 can't come soon enough!
Again, Evo 2023 takes place between the 4th and 6th August. Tournament registration ends on the 9th July, so it probably won't be long until we get another update on player numbers (although we can't really see the popularity list changing all that much from what it is right now).
Are you looking forward to Evo 2023? Get ready for the fight in the comments section below.
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Sf6 will stay on top at evo it’s entire life cycle likely.
I want a good fighter stick to release, and i think i will get back into competitive fighting games online, since most shooters these day’s stink. Looking forward to SF6. But have some interest in Tekken.
@Green-Bandit There was an official one announce from Capcom and Sony
what is netherealm doing ?!?
@pharos_haven yeah i seen it, i hear those are the best ones to get, but if thats my only option i might snag one 😀
@Green-Bandit Not sure what your budget is but I hear the upcoming Qanba sticks are supposed to be good (some had a chance to use them already), especially the Titan.
The Capcom one I believe is made by Hori, which are reportedly just ok.
Very excited for SF6 and hey it taking main stage to close out EVO probably makes that the perfect space to reveal and release the first DLC. Always great to see Melty Blood doing well and especially if it means rubbing Mortal Kombats face in the mud to do it.
@Ryne-Gaia evo in August the first dlc character will probably be out before then.
@Voltan thanks buddy, yeah i hear the same, and Hori is just ok but not really worth the money. They work, but there’s much better options from what i am seeing and reading. SF6 is going to be great so i need a great stick.
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