Registration Deadline for #EVO2018 extended to 11:59 P.M. PST on July 20th due to confusion
Originally, the initial deadline to register for EVO 2018 was the end of July 19th.
However, as the registration deadline loomed, an email was sent out to everyone providing a completely different date by which players would be required to register: July 20th. Instantly a follow-up email was distributed to correct this misunderstanding, but the damage was already done: upon the closing of registration last night, confusion ran at an all-time high.
To compensate for this misunderstanding, the Evolution team has decided to re-open registration for one more day. That means that you now have until 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time TONIGHT to get yourself set for the biggest fighting game tournament of your life.
To register for EVO, simply visit smash.gg/evo-2018.
Up to eight titles will be featured in the primary lineup at Evolution this year. The event will also double as a CPT qualifier for this year's Capcom Cup, as well as a Premier Event in the Injustice 2 Pro Series.
For those curious, Joey "MrWiz" Cuellar, co-founder of Evolution, released the "final" registration numbers for EVO 2018 when registration previously closed last night. Bear in mind that with the deadline extended, these numbers are subject to change.
Aside from the new titles debuting this year (Dragonball FighterZ and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, the player count for a sizable portion of the lineup has undergone a slight decrease from last year's numbers. The exception to this rule is Tekken 7, which now has 1,504 players this year, up from the approximate 1,300 from EVO 2017.
Once again, these numbers are no longer final. Stay tuned later tonight for an additional update from Mr Wizard, when registration closes for good.
In addition, the EVO Twitter published an update that illustrates a substantial increase in participation compared to the previous EVO in 2017. Out of 8,964 attendanes, almost 7,000 of them competed in tournaments last year.
In two weeks from now, EVO will accommodate over ten-thousand attendees, with approximately 7,500 of them participating in brackets.
With the registration deadline moved to tonight, there may yet still be a final push in store for the current numbers! Should you still wish to spectate the event after registration closes, Event Passes will be available on-site.
EVO 2018 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which housed the previous two iterations of EVO, on August 3-5, 2018.
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