Street Fighter 6 is most popular fighting game at EVO before its release

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Though it won’t hit stores until June, Street Fighter 6 already counts as the biggest fighting game for EVO 2023.

This year’s EVO tournament will take over Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino from Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6.

Several fighting game tournaments are on the cards, too, each one bolstered by a minimum prize pool of $25,000. And since registration kicked off in February, competitors know exactly which games will sit at the center of attention.

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The full list of EVO 2023 titles includes Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear: Strive, The King of Fighters XV, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Street Fighter 6, Tekken 7, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Interestingly enough, it seems players already have a clear favorite.

Street Fighter 6 is the biggest game at EVO and it’s not even out

Evo closed early-bird registration for the 2023 event this past weekend and celebrated by sharing stats about which games have received the most attention from participants.

It’s clear Street Fighter 6 will constitute the marquee title for the fighting game tournament, given that it sits at the top spot in early entry standings.

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Guilty Gear: Strive appears on the list at number two, with Tekken 7 rounding out the top three. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Dragon Ball FighterZ sit at fourth and fifth in the standings, respectively.

The full list features in the following post from Evo‘s official Twitter account:

Considering the excitement surrounding Street Fighter 6’s impending release, its standing in Evo 2023’s early-bird sections hardly comes as a surprise.

Of course, the above list of most popular titles isn’t set in stone just yet. The event’s regular registration lasts from April 9 through June 9; meanwhile, late registration opens on June 10 and ends on July 11.

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