That's not a definite rule though, as other games emerge as fan favourites thanks to their inherent charm and an ability to bring something different to the table when players enter the event.
Welcoming contestants from all over the world, Evo will be celebrating its 18th year in 2019 and its status as the location for the largest ever "Super Smash Bros." tournament. The order these last four games will be played has not been determined, but with CEO 2019 opting to close their tournament with Smash Ultimate, it does have some people wondering if the Smash community has one last trick up its sleeve for EVO weekend.
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There's only one Smash Bros. game being featured at EVO 2019 and that means its registration numbers are Ultimate.
That ends with Evo 2019 when, at last, a worthy "Melee" successor will take over. "Melee" was so enduringly popular that it's been an Evo tournament fixture ever since. Ultimate, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. No release date for Hero was revealed during Nintendo's E3 presentation. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a distant second with 1,929 participants. But it's much more than that, as Ultimate is arguably the most complete fighting game out there, with an insane amount of fighters to choose from, and numerous other features that keep players coming back for more.
Behind Smash Bros. we have Street Fighter V with 1,929, Tekken 7 with 1,885, the new Samurai Shodown with 1,719, and Mortal Kombat 11 with 1,566, although we can expect to see Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, and more at the tournament.
EVO 2019 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino from August 2-4.