With Evo 2015 registration now closed, we have a clear picture of how each game did in terms of competitor numbers. While the largest fighting game tournament in the world has grown with each successive installment, this year’s has completely blown even the highest expectations out of the water.
Main event Ultra Street Fighter IV surpassed 2000 participants by a pretty wide margin, followed closely by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, who narrowly beat out the fourteen-year old Super Smash Bros. Melee. After that, newcomers Mortal Kombat X and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- round out the top five titles, giving perennial favorite Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 a run for its money. And finally, Tekken 7, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Killer Instinct comprise the bottom three with strong showings of their own.
Specific numbers for each game can be found below, courtesy of Evo organizer Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar.
- Ultra Street Fighter IV – 2227
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 1926
- Super Smash Bros. Melee – 1869
- Mortal Kombat X – 1162
- Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- – 968
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 816
- Tekken 7 – 458
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 437
- Killer Instinct – 397
Evo 2015 is scheduled for July 17-19. More details can be found through the event’s official website.
Source: Joey Cuellar