Mortal Kombat 1 and Tekken 8 debut, with a classic comeback

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EVO 2024, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, is set to return to Las Vegas from July 19 to 21. This year’s event will take place in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and promises to be the biggest EVO in history, featuring several new features and eight games on the main stage.

During the EVO Announcement Show on Twitch, many details about EVO 2024 were revealed. The event is expected to be much larger than last year’s EVO 2023, which was already a great success. This year, there will be several improvements to the event format, including a dedicated registration area to reduce queues and an open exhibition hall for all three days of the event.

The EVO Arcade at EVO 2024 will be the largest in EVO history, with a larger BYOC (Bring Your Own Controller) area. Additionally, a brand new art gallery featuring works from FGC history will be on display, along with a new stage for EVO presentations on Friday, complete with interviews, exhibitions, and more. The popular cosplay contest will also make a return, and separate tickets will no longer be required for Sunday’s finals, as the exhibition hall will be open all three days.

In addition to the event details, the eight games that will be featured on the EVO main stage were announced, with four making their debut as main titles. These games include Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Mortal Kombat 1, Guilty Gear: Strive, King of Fighters XV, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes], and the return of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.

The return of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is particularly significant, as EVO 2024 will mark the 20th anniversary of EVO Moment 37. Additionally, there will be a community stage where community-hosted tournaments will take place, although the specific games for these tournaments have not yet been announced.

For those who can’t get enough of EVO, EVO Japan will be held from April 27 to 29 and will feature all the EVO games minus Mortal Kombat 1. More information and registration details for both EVO 2024 and EVO Japan can be found on the official EVO website at https://www.evo.gg.

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