The fight card is (mostly) filled in–are you ready?
In tonight’s Evo 2017 Reveal Show (streamed live on Red Bull eSports’ Twitch channel) we finally learned the names of the games that will be featured on the main stage of Evolution 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, July 14-16.
The games returning to the main stage are:
- Street Fighter V
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Tekken 7
Meanwhile, the following games make their Evolution debut:
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction
- Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
- The King of Fighters XIV
- Injustice 2
But wait, isn’t that short a title? The ninth game will be decided by a vote. By making a donation to Make-a-Wish International, you can vote on which of these games you want to see take that final spot:
- Pokkén Tournament
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Killer Instinct
- Mortal Kombat XL
- Skullgirls 2nd Encore
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Go put your money down at Generosity.com to get your favorite in there! The winning game not only becomes a main event, but will be the opening game in the arena Finals on Sunday, and will also have a $10,000 prize pool bonus! Donations are capped at $10,000 per person, corporate sponsors not allowed! The voting closes in two weeks on Wednesday, February 8th.
Registration for Evo 2017 will be handled this year by smash.gg, and opens tonight. Hotel bookings are also open, so don’t dawdle if you want in on a room at Mandalay Bay. Like last year, tickets for the Sunday Finals will be sold separately; the games gracing the arena this year will be–in addition to the Player’s Choice winner–Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.