With only one day left to register for EVO 2019, the attendees have managed to break yet another record for entrants in what was already promising to be the biggest fighting game event of the year.
Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar announced via Twitter today that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now crossed the 3,000 entrant milestone which also makes it the most entered single Smash title in EVO history.
This announcement comes just two days after Dragon Ball FighterZ reached the 1,000 competitor mark which also set an EVO record by having seven different titles each in quadruple digits for entrants — 2018 had six games cross that.
The previous Smash record appears to have been in 2016 where Super Smash Bros. for Wii U managed to reach 2,656 entrants with Melee close behind it at 2,373 players.
Dragon Ball FighterZ was the leading game at EVO 2018 with 2,530 competitors signed up from every corner of the fighting game community though it appears as though the hype for Smash Ultimate has been even greater — it’s likely going to be quite a few years until we see something beat Street Fighter 5’s monster first year at over 5,000 world warriors.
Registration will be closing tomorrow, July 14, so numbers will likely get one final bump over the next day before locking in. While Dragon Ball FighterZ wasn’t awarded the final game position at EVO 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is stating its case for the last day of final’s Sunday.
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