EVO registration is now closed and statistics have been made available online for all to check out. This year's tournament boasts 9,173 registrants, a sizable increase from last year's 7,664. However, that figure fall just short of the record set in 1997, which saw 9,899 gamers descend upon the Las Vegas strip.
This year, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
was the runaway favorite of the tournament as 3,492 players signed up to compete. Last year, Dragon Ball FighterZ
was the game of choice, but it comes in 7th place.
Prize money is split prize money is split 60/20/10/4/2/2/1/1 between the top 8 competitors for each game. The more people that sign up for a particular game, the higher the prize pool. Ten dollars from each contestant's registration fee goes into the prize pool, meaning the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate circuit has a prize pool of $34,920 USD, with top place taking home $20,952 USD.
The Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. Evo brings together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open format and determine a champion.
Our tournaments are about more than just winning. Evo is open to anyone, feature stations available for relaxed free play, and offer unique opportunities to meet people from different countries and different walks of life who share your passion. Established champions face off against unknown newcomers, and new rivals that might have only talked or fought online meet up and become old friends.
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