EVO organizer Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar and fighting games pro Mike Ross got together to announce the lineup for this year’s Evolution Championship Series, EVO 2017, with 8 titles including a ninth slot for a game that’ll be voted in by the fans.
The confirmed EVO 2017 roster of fighting games are:
- Tekken 7
- Street Fighter V
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
- The King of Fighters XIV
- Injustice 2
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
It should also be noted that this year we’ll see a switch in schedule for the Super Smash Bros. games with Super Smash Bros. Melee’s finals taking place on Saturday and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s taking place on Sunday with the other main titles. Street Fighter V, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Tekken 7, and the ninth title to be voted in by fans will also have their finals on Sunday of EVO 2017 weekend. The full schedule will be announced on a later date.
The following is a look at the titles that fans will vote on to get into the ninth slot for EVO 2017:
- Mortal Kombat XL
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Pokkén Tournament
- Killer Instinct
- Super Street Figther II Turbo
EVO 2017 is scheduled to take place from July 14th through July 16th at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.