General What is EVO Japan? EVO Japan, as the name suggests, is a part of the Evolution Championship Series (EVO for short). This is the place that will gather some of the strongest players in the world for each game that's represented in the lineup, and you're about to dive into 3 full days of almost non-stop high level competitive fighting game action, coming straight from Tokyo. EVO Japan is also the first time EVO ventures outside the United States, which is a major milestone in the history of this event and this brand, in addition to being one of the biggest fighting game tournaments of the year, as well as a major step in expanding and developing the Japanese FGC.
Originally this event was supposed to happen 5 years ago, in 2013, but sadly due to Mother Nature's involvement - EVO Japan was delayed indefinitely. So for a long time the fate of this particular tournament was in question, despite the reassurance following EVO 2013 that the event would still take place. Finally, last year, during the Finals day of EVO 2017 - the Cannon brothers and Joey "MrWizard" Cuellar (the founders of EVO) have officially announced that EVO Japan is making a comeback, and will indeed happen. And so... here we are.
The EVO staff has finished making final preparations, the clock is ticking down, and with just mere hours left until the kickoff - this is a perfect time to get all the infos you might need about the tournament in one place.
Where is EVO Japan being held? Sunshine City complex, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima district, Tokyo, Japan
When does EVO Japan take place? From January 26th to January 28th
Game Lineups Main Event: Street Fighter V (2217 entrants) Tekken 7 (1202 entrants) Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2 (1187 entrants) Super Smash Bros. WiiU (757 entrants) BlazBlue Central Fiction (595 entrants) The King of Fighters XIV (542 entrants) ARMS (327 entrants)
AnimEVO: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (102 entrants) Garou: Mark of the Wolves (79 entrants) Samurai Shodown V Special (67 entrants) The Last Blade 2 (47 entrants) Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataslysm (46 entrants) Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match (44 entrants) Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (42 entrants) Daemon Bride Tournament (32 entrants)
Side Events: BLADE ARCUS from Shining EX Capcom vs SNK 2 Catherine CHAOS CODE -NEW SIGN OF CATASTROPHE- En-Eins Perfektewelt Goketsuji Ichizoku: Senzo Kuyo Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Koihime Enbu Version 2 Ryorairai Pokken Tournament DX Ranma 1/2: Hard Battle SOUL CALIBUR V Street Fighter III: Third Strike Street Fighter Alpha 3 Touhou 12.3 Hisoutensoku Ultra Street Fighter IV Vampire Savior Vampire Hunter
Commentary Lineup: D1 DC Guymam James Chen Jiyuna Logansama Majinobama Markman Rip Rynge Sajam Skisonic Tasty Steve Tinshi UltraDavid Zerk Zhi
EVO Japan Schedule (all times in Tokyo Local Time, GMT+9): Main Event - Official | Unofficial by AceKingOffsuit Friday, January 26th 09:00 - SFV, ARMS, BlazBlue, KOFXIV Round 1 Pools 15:00 - SFV, ARMS, BlazBlue, KOFXIV Round 2 Pools 16:30 - SFV, BlazBlue, KOFXIV Round 2 Pools | ARMS Semis 18:00 - SFV Round 2 Pools | BlazBlue, KOFXIV Semis | ARMS Finals