Evolution 2017 Reveals 8 Fighting Games for the Event and Leaves 9th Up to Votes

on January 25, 2017 2:46 AM

The Evo 2017 Reveal Show streamed earlier this evening to announce the games for Evolution 2017. Each game will have the best players from around the world face off head to head for a chance at a cash prize and the ultimate bragging rights.

The 8 fighting games this year will include:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Tekken 7

Evo debut:

  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
  • The King of Fighters XIV
  • Injustice 2

To add to the list, the convention will allows fans to vote for the ninth game by donating to Make-a-Wish International and submitting their choice.

The game’s up for vote are:

  • Pokk√©n Tournament
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Killer Instinct
  • Mortal Kombat XL
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Nidhogg
  • ARMS
  • Windjammers

The winning game will be featured as the main event during the arena Finals held on Sunday, and will also have a prize pool of $10,000. The voting will close on February 8.

Players everywhere can register now at smash.gg for the event that is to be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 14 – 16.

 /  Staff Writer
Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.