Evo recently released its numbers for its Evo 2022 campaign, the first offline event for the series since 2019 taking place in Las Vegas. Undeniably, it was one of the most exciting events of the year, bringing in over seven thousand players from 63 countries to compete. At DashFight we were on site for the event interviewing top players from various brackets. Check out our Youtube channel for those.
Evo 2022 was also the first under the new management of Rick Thiher and the RTS brand. By all accounts, the event was a success, seeing as 3.7 million viewers tuned into the competition with over 18k in attendance. Commenting on this success was Rick stating in a press release:
“I’m proud of the experience the combined teams from Evo, Sony Interactive Entertainment, RTS, and the incredible event staff delivered at Evo 2022. It was a challenge to execute a live event at this scale in the new, not-quite-post-COVID environment, but we committed ourselves to meeting our community’s expectations and delivered a great event”
Looking forward is Evo 2023, which already has a location: Japan, and time: March 31st to April 2nd. With the release of a new generation Fighting games in Street Fighter 6, as well as a likely Tekken Entry to be announced later this year. Japan is sure to be a wild ride for fans of Fighting games.