Published on August 1st, 2019 | by thec0re30
Prepare For EVO 2019: Schedule,Announcements, And More!!
This weekend, the biggest fighting game tournament of the year will converge on Las Vegas, Nevada for 3 days of the most grueling and intense competition on the planet! Evolution 2019 is certainly mixing things up this year adding new fighting game titles to the main event lineup resulting in one of the most diverse offerings we have seen thus far for this event.
We, of course, weren’t going to let you jump into the biggest tournament of the year without a guide and so once again we are giving you the goods on schedule information, main fighting games, side tournaments, and speculating announcements.
This year, 9 games have made the lineup for EVO which means the following games will enjoy continuous live streams during this weekend:
*Games ordered from last to first
- Samurai Shodown
- Dragon Ball FighterZ(DBFZ World Tour Event)
- Undernight In-Birth EXE:Late[st]
- Soul Calibur 6
One of the great things about Evo is that it is truly a celebration of fighting games and nothing says this more than the ongoing support of side tournaments that take place during the first two days of the event. If there is a fighting games you haven’t played in a while, chances are it will be there at EVO and in addition to this, live streams will be available for certain titles. We created a confirmed list below of games that will have a dedicated stream.
AnimEVO has become the biggest side tournament organization for Evo and many of the live streams you see outside of the main lineup will most likely come from the titles that they have included for this year which, we must say, is pretty huge as you can see from the list of games below.
- Guilty Gear
- Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
- Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2(Arc Revo World Tour Event)
- Samurai Shodown 2
- Garou: Mark Of The Wolves
- The King Of Fighters XIV
- Million Arthur Arcana Blood
- Nitro + Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel
- Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction(Arc Revo World Tour Event)
- Melty Blood Actress Again Code
- Fighter’s History Dynamite
- AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match
- Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition
- Wind Jammers
- Fist Of The North Star
- Tatsunoko Vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
- Vampire Savior
- Sailor Moon S
- TMNT: Tournament Fighters
- Catherine: Full Body
- Umineko: Golden Fantasia
- Puyo Puyo Tetris
- Puyo Puyo Champions
- Project Justice
- Kill La Kill: IF
- Gundam Versus
- Koihime Enbu
- Arcana Heart Love Max: Six Stars!!!!!!
- Ultra Fight Da Kyanta 2
Main Event Schedule
The official live stream schedule for EVO has been revealed. You can click the picture below to get a better view of the details for each day. We will be also adding side tournament schedules below that have already been confirmed. Many of the games will be on Twitch.tv with the exception of a few channels like Capcom Fighters which will be simulcast on other platforms like YouTube and Facebook Live.
*Alternative schedule available created by AceKingOffSuit here
The Jump Off
For those new to EVO’s live stream, the Jump Off involves various EVO commentators who will be jumping to different streams periodically rather than just sticking to one title giving you a full scope of the festivities with some match analysis in between.
Side tournaments on the main EVO stream will be finals matches only but AnimEVO will be streaming all of their tournaments and have provided a schedule created by the hardest working man in the FGC, AceKingOffSuit. Just click the picture below to get a better view of the details.
Announcements – Predictions
Outside of a few leaks there hasn’t been any fighting game news for the last few weeks and we think we know why. EVO has become the event to reveal new information about new titles and content updates and we believe this year will be no different and even more mind blowing than last year.
Based on some confirmations and our own theories we are anticipating a few reveals for this event
- Street Fighter V announcement(confirmed one more character?!)
- Sony PlayStation announcement(confirmed untitled game?!)
- Dragon Ball FighterZ final season 2 DLC character reveal(prediction)
- Tekken 7 new season DLC(prediction guest character?!)
- The King Of Fighters XV world premier(prediction)
- Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack 1 trailer reveal(prediction)
- Samurai Shodown season pass 1 character trailer(prediction)
- New special guest character for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle reveal(prediction)
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus Release Date(prediction)
- Undernight In-birth[cl-r] world premier(prediction)
- Soul Calibur 6 guest character(prediction)
One of the best parts of this event, that isn’t even apart of the event, are the sales that are available during this weekend of competition. Many joysticks, game accessories, and games will be discounted from participating retailers and we urge you to stay on the lookout with these retailers, in particular, during the event:
- PlayStation Store
- Arcade Shock
- Paradise Arcade Shop
- Xbox Marketplace
- Focus Attack
- Nintendo eShop
Find A Place To Relax And Enjoy The Event
With 3 days of fighting game mastery to enjoy, you are definitely going to want to find a comfortable location to watch. We certainly recommend you watch it on a big screen as you will find twitch is available on several smart t.v., and media player devices. Be sure to keep snacks around as you won’t want to miss a minute of competition. If this is your first time viewing EVO, prepare to have your mind blown as you watch execution beyond words and nail biting down to the wire matches. Enjoy!!