Evo Japan is one of the first major events of 2018 for eSports and there’s a lot of interest for it among professional players. The fact that it is scheduled so early explains why in excess of 5000 players have announced their intention to participate. With so many people registered already, the event is likely to be watched online as well across streaming services.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is the game that everyone is waiting for, since it represents the flagship title at Evo Japan 2018. In 2017, this videogame has gained a lot of traction and the number of professional players increased sharply. With bigger payouts and more interest for the fighting game it is likely that this year will bring even more players inside this competitive arena.
1200 Players Sign up for the Tekken 7 Event
While all the eyes were fixed on the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition registration, this is not the only fighting videogame featured and the Evo Japan 2018. Tekken 7 also has plenty of enthusiastic fans and professional players, with 1200 people signing up for this event. This represents an important milestone for the franchise and is similar to the number of participants in 2017.
Evo Japan 2018 will also feature Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and King of Fighters XIV tournaments. There was no registration fee for any of these competitions as the organizers wanted to avoid any conflicts with Japanese gambling law. Many of the participants are local players, yet talent from North and South America as well as Europe is expected.