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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Close Out EVO For the First Time Ever

Written by Robert Workman

This year’s Evolution Champion Series (EVO) is coming up quick, and it’s promising to be jam-packed with fighting action. But, more importantly, the main event isn’t actually going to focus on Street Fighter V this time around.

Shocking to be sure. The past few years, the finals have focused on Capcom’s big fighting hit. But this year, it’s all about Nintendo’s dominance with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.

Based on information that’s been making the rounds, Sunday will see BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle first up, and then Street Fighter V, followed by Tekken 7, and then closing things out will be Smash. Before then, on Saturday, the pros will take it to battle with games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown and more.

It sounds like there’s going to be a lot going down within just a matter of days. And the fact that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be taking over the stage of the main event is huge. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the game’s forthcoming DLC for Dragon Quest 11 and Banjo Kazooie will be going a long way. 

The tournaments will be live-streamed on the official page, so if you can’t make it in person, don’t worry. You won’t miss a thing!

The official schedule and streaming information can be found here. The tournament kicks off on August 2 and takes place all weekend long, so don’t miss out!

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