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The Evolution Champion Series (EVO) has revealed information regarding this year’s EVO USA event, which will take place in the middle of 2024. It will also feature some of the latest fighting games in the video game industry, as well as other fun activities for gamers to participate in and enjoy.

Here are some of the details we know regarding EVO USA 2024.

Schedule & Location

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Photo Credit: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

EVO USA 2024 will be a three-day event; it takes place at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from July 19-21, 2024. People attending the event can find accommodations through EVO’s partnered hotels in the area, such as Resorts World Las Vegas and Westgate Las Vegas. 

It’s worth noting that while both hotels offer discounted room blocks to EVO USA 2024 attendees, these will only be available while supplies last.

Line-up & Other Tournaments

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Photo Credit: Bandai Namco

EVO USA 2024 will feature eight fighting games – half are returning games while the other half are making their first appearance in the event. These games are:

  • Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising (1st appearance)
  • Guilty Gear -Strive- (3rd appearance)
  • The King of Fighters XV (3rd appearance)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (1st appearance)
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (7th appearance)
  • Street Fighter 6 (2nd appearance)
  • Tekken 8 (1st appearance)
  • Under Night In-Birth II Sys: Celes (1st appearance)

EVO announced that tournament finalists for this year’s EVO USA will win medals, trophies, and their share of a $30,000 minimum guaranteed prize pool per tournament. The prize money will be split between the top 8 finalists in each title in the line-up. 

Apart from the EVO tournament, EVO USA 2024 will also feature the return of the PlayStation Tournaments Road to EVO. Although EVO released a few tidbits of information, it stated that participants in this tournament will get an opportunity to get a free trip to EVO and “play on the world’s biggest fighting game stage,” per PlayStation Blog.

Activities

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Apart from watching the EVO Tournament, guests and attendees can check out this year’s EVO free-play arcade and BYOC section – the largest EVO ever prepared. They can also spend some time in the event’s new gallery, which will feature works detailing the history of the fighting game genre. 

Additionally, attendees can also expect “bigger and better” EVO merchandise offerings and an expanded cosplay contest with photo dioramas and featured guest judges. The event also has a new dedicated stage for all the panels, reveals, interviews, and exhibitions that EVO USA 2024 will showcase. 

Unfortunately, EVO didn’t disclose what these interviews and exhibitions are. Whether it will on a later date remains to be seen. Nevertheless, attendees can expect a warm welcome from EVO – it prepared dedicated registration ballrooms to ensure that badge lines are “organized and efficient,” along with an expanded show floor that has everything they love from the event. 

As such, the show floor includes the vendor village, artist alley, arcade stick museum, and more.

Pricing

EVO mentioned in its announcement that attendees are no longer required to purchase separate badges for the Arena Finals. However, they will be charged the following prices to enter the event, per EVO USA 2024’s registration page:

  • 1-Day Badge (Friday – July 19) – $75
  • 1-Day Badge (Saturday – July 20) – $85
  • 1-Day Badge (Sunday – July 21) – $95
  • 3-Day badge – $180

Attendees should note that the 1-day badges only include access to the event for the listed day and do not allow entry into any tournaments. 

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