LAS VEGAS, NV – The world’s largest fighting game tournament, EVO 2024, is set to make a comeback in an even bigger way. Scheduled from July 19th to 21st, the event will take place in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, promising an array of new features and an expanded lineup of games.
During the EVO Announcement Show on Twitch, organizers revealed their plans for the upcoming tournament, emphasizing that it will surpass the scale of last year’s event. Some of the major improvements include a dedicated registration area to reduce wait times, an extended EVO show floor over three days, and a larger arcade space for players to bring their own controllers.
Furthermore, EVO 2024 will boast an expansive art gallery showcasing the history of the Fighting Game Community (FGC), along with a new stage for interviews, exhibitions, and other showcases on the opening day. Notably, the popular cosplay contest will make a return, and attendees will have the convenience of not needing separate tickets for the Finals on Sunday.
The lineup of games set to take the main stage at EVO 2024 was also unveiled. Eight games will be featured, with four making their debut as main titles. The inclusion of lesser-known games like Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising and Under Night In-Birth II demonstrates EVO’s commitment to highlighting a diverse range of fighting games, beyond the more established ones.
A significant highlight of the announcement was the return of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike to the EVO lineup, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of EVO Moment 37. Additionally, the community stage will provide a platform for community-run tournaments, adding more excitement to the overall event.
For those who can’t get enough of EVO, EVO Japan is scheduled to take place in April 27-29, featuring a similar lineup of games, with the exception of Mortal Kombat 1. For more information or to register, interested individuals can visit the official website. This year’s EVO is poised to be an unforgettable experience for fighting game enthusiasts and competitors from around the world.