Ultra Street Fighter 4 registration for Evo 2015 passes 2,000; Smash Bros. participation doubles

The registration numbers are in for Evo 2015. Ultra Street Fighter 4 leads the way with over 2,000 entrants, but the number of Smash Bros. entrants across both of its represented games has exploded.


For fighting game fans, the biggest weekend of the year is in just a couple of weeks. Evo 2015 is set to run from July 17-19 and the registration numbers have been released. It appears the tournament organizers will have their work cut out for them, because the number of competitors are up across the board.

According to Shoryuken, Ultra Street Fighter 4 has the highest number of registered players with 2,227, which is up from the 1,979 from a year ago. Meanwhile, the Smash Bros. community has a lot to be excited about, because the growth there has outright exploded. Registrants for Super Smash Bros. Melee is at 1,869, which is nearly double the 970 players that registered last year. As for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a whopping 1,926 competitors have signed up for that game. Evo organizer Joey Cuellar notes that 516 competitors will be doing double duty and playing both games.

Other newcomers to this year's tournament include Mortal Kombat X with 1,162 competitors. Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will have 968 players, Tekken 7 will have 458 players, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax with 437. Killer Instinct returns with 397 signees, which is slightly higher than the 338 from last year. The lone game to see a decline in registered competitors is Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which dipped to 816 players from last year's 1,014.

Evo 2015 will be held in the Bally's/Paris hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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