Evo 2014 Registration Numbers Revealed: Ultra Street Fighter 4 Is King

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It looks like Capcom might have another winner on their hands with Ultra Street Fighter IV, as the game has garnered nearly 2,000 individual registrants for this year’s upcoming Evo 2014 tournament.

Shoryuken gave the gaming community a breakdown of the numbers courtesy of Mr. Wizard, one of the founding members of the Evo Championship Series.

So here’s how the numbers look for the respective games:

  • Ultra Street Fighter IV – 1979
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 1014
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee – 970
  • BlazBlue: Chronophantasma – 508
  • Killer Instinct – 338
  • King of Fighters XIII – 319
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us – 311
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 257

Ohhh, burn, look at that low count on Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Hot dang. There are actually more people registered for Killer Instinct, the game that caused the Xbox One to get booed out at last year’s Evo, than there are for Bandai Namco’s long-running fighting series.

Hurtful… just hurtful.

Oh the upside, at least King of Fighters XIII is still in the running. That’s a real quality game right there. They just don’t make many of them like that these days.

Quite naturally, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is still high on the list – people just can’t get enough of watching Zero projectile spam in that game. I would just like to see a match that doesn’t include Zero, Dr. Doom or Magneto. If they can accomplish that then I think the UMvC3 bouts will be way more entertaining.

Oh yeah, and look at Super Smash Bros. Melee way up on the list. Do you see that? Of course you do. That’s some righteous baked beans right there. There’s still a lot of love for the Big ‘N’ in and around the FGC apparently and that’s good news for both Nintendo and the fighting game community.

Also, Nintendo held their own invitational at this year’s E3 to really big acclaim. They definitely walked away the winners of E3 2014, in my opinion.

Nevertheless, hopefully Super Smash Bros. Melee has an equally strong showing this year as it did last year, because last year was just way off the chain. The final bout was pretty intense. Here let me pull it up for you so you can check it out.

EVO 2013: Super Smash Bros. Melee (SSBM) Grand Final: Mango (Fox) vs Wobbles (Ice Climbers)

Grand final for Super Smash Bros. Melee (SSBM) at EVO 2013. Players: Mango (Fox) vs Wobbles (Ice Climbers)

Registration for Evo 2014 has closed, but the event will be getting underway starting next weekend. So be sure to tune in either on Twitch or right here at One Angry Gamer for a live feed. For more info, feel free to pay a kind visit to the official website.


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