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The EVO 2019 Fighting Tournament lineup drops Smash Bros.


It's a dazzling range.

By Shabana Arif

The Evolution Championship Series has unveiled the lineup for this year, and tournament regulars, Super Smash Bros. Melee, did not succeed.

The GameCube title has been part of the event for over 10 years, but it will not make its appearance at the EVO 2019 when it will debut in Las Vegas from Aug. 2-4.

The tournament's long-time favorite (who survived both Brawl and following 3DS / Wii U) has been replaced by the latest game from Smash Bros., Ultimate.

Melee received a send in the form of a thank you video at the revelation livestream yesterday, suggesting that we might not see the brawler show up again in the competition.

You can consult the complete list of the tournament below:

  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • BlazBlue: battle of cross tag
  • Tekken 7
  • Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition
  • Soulcalibur 6
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Shodown

The next Samurai Shodown is an interesting choice; revealed at TGS last year. the title is scheduled for a summer release, which gives a little time to competitors to take note.

The last day of EVO will be four games, against five usually. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will join Tekken 7, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition in Sunday's final.

The EVO 2019 will take place August 2-4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and tickets can be purchased on the official website.

Shabana is an independent writer who loves JRPG, wine and not finishing games. To follow her Twitter and Instagram.

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