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Super Smash Bros Ultimate has most registered players at Evo 2019

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Brothers Ultimate has by far the most registered players at Evo 2019, the biggest fighting game event of the year and seven of the titles will feature over 1,000 participants. 

According to Evo's president Joey Cuellar, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has 3,492 registered participants. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a distant second with 1,929 participants.

The registration numbers for Smash Ultimate are record-breaking for any Smash event including Melee and Smash 4, but still don't break the record set by Street Fighter V in its release year with 5,000 entrants.

The registration numbers for Smash Ultimate are record-breaking for any Smash event including Melee and Smash 4, but still don't break the record set by Street Fighter V in its release year with 5,000 entrants.

One reason for this large surge could be the fact that Smash Bros Melee is absent from this year's Evo. Last year the generations old game had 1,351 registered players. Only three behind Smash Bros for Wii U which had 1,354.

But unlike previous Smash Bros titles, plenty of Melee powerhouses such as Leffen have picked up Ultimate, potentially contributing to the overwhelming registration numbers at Evo.

It is worth noting that Smash.gg does have slightly different numbers than the ones Cuellar tweeted out. 

The registration deadline was July 14 at 8:00 PM PST.

According to Smash.gg, Ultimate has 3,512 registered players and Street Fighter has 1,934.

Additionally, it lists Tekken 7 has having 1,890 registered, Samurai Showdown (1,721), Mortal Kombat 11 (1,571), Dragon Ball FighterZ (1,191), Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (1,154), Soul Calibur VI (745) and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (641).

The 2019 addition of Evo is scheduled for August 2-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.