Evolution Championship Series is going to Japan this January, and registration has recently gone live via Smash.gg. Sign-ups are free for the seven titles in the event’s lineup.
EVO Japan 2018’s lineup features Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2, The King of Fighters XIV, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, ARMS, and Street Fighter V. All tournaments except Smash 4 and ARMS (no prize pools) will have a prize pool of 1 million yen, or roughly $9,000 USD. (
Participants will have until December 31, 2017 to register, and the event will be free for both participants and spectators, but its finals on day 3 will need a ticket to view at Akiba Square, and they’ll go on sale sometime in late October.
Here’s more about Evo Japan from the tournament organizers:
Evolution Championship Series: Japan（EVO Japan for short) is the another fighting game tournaments in the world, which has shared the same visions and philosophy of original EVO. EVO Japan is opening on the motherland of fighting game, with huge scale open tournament and the prize. To be the top of EVO Japan, will be a great honor to all fighting game players.
EVO Japan is not only a big tournament, but also focusing on to self-produced events by the communities, as the original EVO does. “Unite the communities”, EVO Japan will supports your ideas– such as side tournaments, side-by-side trainings, and free play — to make a great time for all fighting game players and fans. As a player, as a exhibitor, as a volunteer staff, and of course as a visitor, everyone is welcome to be part of EVO Japan.