February 15, 2019. That’s the date for Evo Japan 2019 — and with today’s most-recent announcement from EVOJapanNews, we know that in just two months we’ll get to see high-level play in the following titles:
- Tekken 7
- Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle
- SoulCalibur VI
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
- The King of Fighters XIV
- Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
There are certainly some surprises for spectators and players alike in this list. There’s obvious omissions of two of the FGC’s biggest games right now: DragonBall FighterZ and new superstar Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If we turn to Evo Business Director Mark “MarkMan” Julio’s Twitter, we get a sense as to why this happened, and how not all hope is lost for Smashers and Saiyans.
And personally, I think the community working together to run Smash Ultimate and DBFZ is going to be awesome and I can’t wait to show the publisher/owners the strength of the community. Goodnight!
— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) December 14, 2018