Super Smash Bros. players register in record numbers for Evo 2016
June 7, 2016 - Super Smash Bros
More than 2,000 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U players have purebred to contest in this year’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo) tournament. The organizers tweeted their congratulations to a diversion for finally violation into “the 2K club” following final year’s 1,900-player turn-out.
Evo 2015 saw a largest tournaments ever for both Smash 4, as it’s famous in a community, and GameCube’s Super Smash Bros. Melee. More than 3,000 competitors in sum duked it out opposite a dual games final year, nonetheless a actor bottom saw minimal overlie — just 16 percent of entrants sealed adult to contest in both titles.
Evo 2016 is set to be one of a biggest years nonetheless for a annual fighting diversion tournament, a world’s largest. This year’s already seen record-breaking registration numbers for Street Fighter 5, as some-more than 4,000 rival fighting gamers sealed up by mid-April. That’s roughly twice as many entrants as Ultra Street Fighter 4 had at 2015’s event.
Other fighting games on show during Evo 2016 embody Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, a lapse of Super Smash Bros. Melee and, for a initial time, Pokkén Tournament. With open registration, anyone can try to make it to a final showdown with their games of choice. The deadline is Jun 30.
Evo 2016 will be reason Jul 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A 12,000-seat events core will reason a finals on Jul 17.