The main games lineup for Evo 2024 has been revealed, and to the surprise of no one, Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 are the headline acts. Those heavy hitters will be joined by Guilty Gear Strive, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, Under Night In-Birth 2 [Sys:Celes], Mortal Kombat 1, King of Fighters XV, and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike (the latter being Evo's 'retro' pick for 2024).
This'll be the very first Evo for Tekken 8 and Under Night In-Birth 2. Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is also a newer game, but it actually had a pre-release tournament at Evo 2023, so this technically isn't its first appearance.
For those totally out of the loop, Evo is the world's biggest fighting game event, consisting of professional-level tournaments for major titles. It's typically watched by hundreds of thousands of people over the course of its dedicated weekend, and anyone can enter its competitions. A few years back, Evo was acquired by Sony, and so PlayStation is now its main sponsor.
Evo 2024 will take place over the weekend starting 19th July, until the 21st July. It's being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, if the name didn't already give it away. You can register for an Evo pass right now by visiting the official site — but if you're staying home, you'll be able to watch all of the action via official channels on streaming sites like Twitch.
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