Street Fighter 6 Is Dominating Evo This Year

There’s going to be a lot of street fighting in Las Vegas next month, when Evo 2023 kicks off at the Mandalay Bay Resort from August 4-6. Event organizers have released the final registration numbers for the annual event, and Street Fighter 6’s first-ever Evo showing has shattered records.

9,182 unique players have registered for Evo 2023, a figure which nearly doubles last year’s 5,052 entrants. 77.7% of those entrants–7,061 to be precise–will throw down in Street Fighter 6 throughout the weekend.

The full registration figures for Evo 2023.
The full registration figures for Evo 2023.

Multiple games saw Evo registration records broken, with Guilty Gear Strive’s 2,481 entrants and the 12-year-old Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3’s 1,346 registered players among them. Every other game featured at Evo saw an increase in attendance from last year’s event, including Tekken 7 with 1,580 entrants–an increase of 382 from last year–and Dragon Ball FighterZ’s 838 players, up from 2022’s 635.

The official Evo website gave extra analysis on just how massive the Street Fighter 6 tournament will be this year, which includes a staggering fact: At least 50% of the field in every other game featured at the event also registered for SF6. If the field only included those who only registered for SF6, it would still be the largest tournament at the event with 3,121 players.

According to the Evo organizer’s data, crossover rates between Street Fighter 6 and the rest of the Evo field were as follows:

  • King Of Fighters XV – 82.4%
  • Guilty Gear Strive – 74.7%
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 – 73.2%
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ – 66.8%
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina – 64.3%
  • Mortal Kombat 11 – 60.1%
  • Tekken 7 – 54.3%

Evo 2023 takes place August 4-6 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. All tournaments will stream on Twitch throughout the weekend via Evo’s multiple official channels, and other channels will stream side tournaments and other events.

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