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Evo 2022 lineup of games revealed, includes Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7 and more

Evo 2022 will also be the first time Super Smash Bros. will not appear since 2007.

Evo logo

Evo 2022’s lineup of games has been revealed, and this year’s tournament will feature many of the classic and massive franchises you’d expect, including Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, and Mortal Kombat 11.

There are also a few new additions to this year’s lineup, with Skullgirls: 2nd Encore and Melty Blood: Type Lumina both making their tournament debuts. A full list of the nine games that make up the Evo 2022 lineup can be found below.

  • Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition
  • Guilty Equipment Effort
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate
  • Tekken 7
  • The king of fighters 15
  • Melty Blood: Lumina-Type
  • Dragon Ball Fighter Z
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Skullgirls: 2nd encore


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Tournament fans will know that Evo 2020 was canceled due to a mix of pandemic concerns and corporate controversies, while Evo 2021 had to move online due to the resurgence of the Delta variant. Fortunately, Evo 2022 will continue its traditional in-person event in Las Vegas later this year, much to the delight of fighting game fans everywhere.

A set of fighting game logos

Unfortunately, the return of Evo 2022 will also mark the first time since 2007 that Super Smash Bros. will not make an appearance, after Nintendo pulled the series from the tournament for unknown reasons. At the time, Nintendo announced that it would partner with Panda Global to launch its own tournament, which is likely the reason for Smash’s withdrawal from Evo 2022, but this reasoning has not been confirmed by Nintendo. himself.

That Smash Bros. whether there or not, Evo 2022 still promises to be quite an exciting event for fighting game fans, as the decision to return to in-person stadiums is more than welcome. If you would like to attend, tickets are currently available on the EVO official website and the tournament will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas from August 5-7. If you can’t attend, the tournament will also be streamed live for the duration of the event.

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