The number of entrants for this year's EVO
shows a huge drop in most of the featured games except for Tekken 7
and The King of Fighters
who are at their all-time high. This information was posted by SRK stats through the comment thread of EVO CEO Joey Cuellar Twitter update of the final online registration count yesterday.
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The final online registration count shows that SFV
(2662), SSB Melee (1435), and Smash 4 (1515) entrant count dropped at almost 50% with Guilty Gear
and MVC3 also showing more than 10% drop on participants compared to last year's EVO. Entrants for Tekken, on the other hand, has shown a significant rise of more than 50% together with KOF showing a rise in entrants of more than 20%. Injustice 2 is also doing great with more than 800 entrants.
The count was based on the online registration which ended last June 30. Joey Cuellar in a follow-up tweet stated that interested players can still register onsite with cold hard cash.
It has been a great year for Tekken, and KOF which is currently gaining more audience with the launch of its Steam edition.
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Source: Twitter, SRK