The Evolution Championship Series of 2017 is less than a week away, and the brackets have been locked in place. Just as every year, the world’s largest competitive fighting game event draws in every worthwhile name under the sun. With over 6800 entrants spread across nine games, there’s bound to be quite a few top players among them. Here is a list of big names who have entered Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and The King of Fighters XIV. If any were accidentally left out, feel free to list them in the comments. If you’d like to scour Evo 2017’s full attendee list on your own, check out the Smash.gg page here.

The codes at the beginning of each line are the player’s designated pool, which you can look up on Smash.gg if you wish to see the bracket. Also, player sponsors/teams are also included in the listings, hence the “[sponsor/team] | [player name]” format. In addition to pros, the list also contains popular FGC figures, such as Woolie Madden, a let’s player; and Kayopolice, a streamer/former Evo commentator and Japanese celebrity.

Street Fighter V

Being the biggest game in the Evo lineup every year, the Street Fighter series never fails to draw in the most top players, and 2017 is no different. However, with a large number of total entrants (over 2600), these elites are spread out pretty evenly; with rarely more than two in one pool.

  • A300 – RB | Bonchan
  • A301 – YouDeal | Haitani
  • A302 – Razer | Xian
  • A303 – Qanba | A Bao, Echo Fox | Chocoblanka, Rise | Smug
  • A304 – GGP | Kazunoko
  • A305 – 801 Strider
  • A306 – FA | Mono
  • A307 – TS | Sabin
  • A308 – r/Kappa | Poongko
  • A309 – Austin Creed, DNL | Chris Tatarian
  • A310 – Chi-Rithy, Hx CyG BST | Daigo, Kayopolice
  • A311 – Panda | Jiewa
  • A312 – Floe, Razer | Infiltration
  • A313 – Filipinoman, Silver | UrbanFlow
  • A314 – SD | Pnoy
  • A315 – Killer Kai, MIL | Wil2pac
  • A316 – Woolie
  • A318 – Tse4
  • A320 – Apologyman, Viscant
  • A321 – SFV Vicious
  • B300 – PG | Punk
  • B301 – Liquid | NuckleDu
  • B302 – Echo Fox | Tokido
  • B303 – Cyclops Osaka | GO1
  • B304 – Splyce | Fchamp, Sooa
  • B305 – RB | Luffy
  • B306 – Brian F
  • B307 – Scarz | Sako
  • B308 – Cyclops Osaka | Dogura
  • B309 – WBG | CJ Truth, Rickstah
  • B310 – GAM | Caba
  • B311 – GRPT | MOV
  • B312 – WongNation | Shine
  • B313 – Rise | Marn
  • B314 – Lapchi, Romance
  • B315 – John Choi, PhxG | Save
  • B316 – Infused | Afii, Brolylegs
  • B317 – IFCYipes, Kizzie Kay
  • B319 – 200won
  • B321 – Twitch | BigDanmul
  • C300 – YouDeal | Yukadon
  • C301 – Bbyongbbyong, GRPT | Fuudo
  • C302 – Echo Fox | Momochi
  • C303 – XsK Samurai
  • C304 – Flash
  • C305 – Epsilon | Brick
  • C306 – Tempo | Alex Myers
  • C307 – EG | Ricki Ortiz, Xyzzy
  • C308 – Noble | Vagabond
  • C309 – mouz | CCL
  • C310 – KB
  • C311 – F3 | Alucard
  • C312 – GEN1US, LI Joe
  • C313 – HotDog29
  • C314 – Humanbomb
  • C318 – Sanford Kelly, ITS | MYK
  • C319 – Marq Teddy
  • C320 – GoldenCen
  • D300 – WongNation | Packz
  • D301 – NL
  • D302 – Commander Jesse, F3 | Hollywood Sleep
  • D303 – ViewSonic | Chuan, Trashbox
  • D304 – Wolfkrone
  • D305 – Stupendous
  • D306 – GAM | DR Ray
  • D307 – PIE Kami
  • D308 – vS | Pokchop, Tampa Bison
  • D312 – Gunfight
  • D314 – CeroBlast
  • D320 – Kusanagi, Huomao | Xiaohu
  • E300 – Gfuel | Verloren
  • E301 – EG | NYChrisG
  • E302 – NASR | Big Bird
  • E303 – Problem X
  • E304 – Brenttiscool, Mago
  • E305 – Qanba Douyu | Xiao Hai
  • E306 – Tachikawa
  • E307 – YBK | Daikoku Go
  • E308 – Moke
  • E309 – NS | Ludovic
  • E310 – DM | Baek, bjUnchained
  • E311 – ImStillDaDaddy
  • E312 – Layo
  • E313 – Ranmasama
  • F300 – Qanba Panda TV | Dakou, CyG BST | Snake Eyez
  • F301 – AutoMattock, Zowie | Oil King, gllty
  • F302 – BX3 | Phenom
  • F303 – DNG | Itabashi Zangief
  • F304 – Echo Fox | Jwong
  • F305 – Rise | MenaRD
  • F306 – Zowie | GamerBee
  • F307 – EG | K-Brad
  • F308 – CyG BST | PR Balrog
  • F309 – Circa | LPN
  • F310 – Talon | Xiaobao
  • F311 – F3 | Brolynho
  • F312 – Method | Cobelcog
  • F313 – John Takeuchi, Method | Mikeand1ke
  • F314 – Dieminion, Gachikun, Jebailey
  • F315 – 96Cafe | Gondo
  • F316 – Alex Valle, MadKOF

View full brackets HERE.

Tekken 7

Tekken 7 launched to great success only a month ago, and tons of people are already feeling ready to prove themselves, evidenced by the fact that this is the first year in Evo history that a Tekken game has crossed the 1000 entrant barrier. Perhaps someone new and not on this list will manage to make a name for themselves?

  • A500 – Cyclops Osaka | Tanukana
  • A501 – HZRDS | Fuko La Muerte, Echo Fox | Jwong
  • A502 – BxA | KoDee
  • A503 – F3 | Hollywood Sleep, Circa | LPN, RenoFace, QDogg
  • A504 – ITS | Weapon X
  • A505 – F3 | Alucard
  • A506 – ITS | Joey Fury
  • A507 – ITS | Kenji
  • A509 – gllty, Ravenboy
  • A511 – Jeondding, Eddieboymang
  • A512 – Twitch | BigDanmul, Rickstah
  • A518 – ITS | BMNS-13
  • B500 – StreamMe | Anakin, Kayopolice
  • B501 – ITS | MYK, vS | Pokchop, CyG BST | PR Balrog
  • B502 – Rip, Yellowtail
  • B503 – ITS | P. Ling
  • B504 – r/Kappa | Poongko
  • B506 – Obscure
  • B508 – Cynnik
  • B511 – Pekos, NS | Ludovic
  • B512 – Shudy
  • B513 – GEN1US
  • B514 – Cyrox, Knee, Austin Creed
  • B515 – Kousuke
  • C500 – Echo Fox | Saint
  • C501 – Fable | NYC Fab
  • C502 – ITS | Jackie Tran, Speedkicks
  • C503 – Brawlpro, Adamino
  • C505 – bjUnchained, Floe, ITS | WayGamble
  • C506 – MysticBill, Juggernaut
  • C507 – Chocolate Thunder, DaBeast
  • C508 – 725
  • C510 – Kelvin Jeon, Kkokkoma
  • C511 – Harli, Monchan, Tomahawk
  • C513 – King Jae, Manba
  • C514 – Nishi
  • C515 – FilthieRick, N8nmonster
  • C516 – Kongo Jack, Soakrates
  • C517 – Hurtbox, Alex Jebailey, TS | Sabin
  • C518 – Chikurin
  • C519 – Nobi, ITS | Yanflip
  • D500 – A Foxy Grampa, Echo Fox | JDCR
  • D501 – ITS | Spero Gin
  • D502 – ITS| Cuddle Core
  • D503 – Sanford Kelly, Jody tha Great
  • D504 – Jio, Rick tha Ruler
  • D506 – Psylence
  • D507 – Tossy
  • D508 – MarkMan
  • D509 – Tyler2k, Yuu
  • D512 – ITS | Kawaii, Sooa
  • D514 – GoldenCen, JustFrameJames, Jimmy Tran (Mr. Naps)
  • D516 – Oni Jin, Taisei
  • D518 – Qanba Panda TV | Dakou, Take, Suiken
  • D519 – 200won, Aris, OffInBed, Romance

View full brackets HERE.

King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters XIV drew an ugly amount of negative attention because of its low entry numbers. However, although the talent pool for the game is not very wide, it is indeed very, very deep. With anywhere from two to seven notable names in one pool, the first rounds of KOFXIV at Evo 2017 will be non-stop hype and chaos. There’s a good chance a major player could even go 0-2.

  • A600 – AS | Reynald, Frionel, Gen D
  • A602 – Danke, El Rosa, JDR
  • A604 – Bon, Lightning, Romance
  • A606 – Hasumi, Xiao Hai
  • A608 – Darklight, E.T.
  • A610 – Laban, Mr. KOF, Kindevu
  • A612 – Creole Mustard, MadKOF, NerdJosh, Baek, YouDeal | Yukadon
  • A614 – Colossus, Qanba Panda TV | Dakou, Huevo, Koukou
  • B600 – Hellpockets, J2jin, Karn, Layec
  • B602 – Cyclops Osaka | GO1, Vicio, Huomao | ZJZ
  • B604 – Luis Cha, Weili
  • B606 – Kyamei, Pako, Luisillo, RocklandKyo, Nosomi
  • B608 – Kusanagi, Sanwa | M’, UA | TerryBogard, Isauro
  • B610 – bjUnchained, James Jr., ChrisKOF, Violence, Huomao | Xiaohu
  • B612 – Ball KTB, Cheng Long, Juicebox, Atma, PeachCola, Yo5h1, White Ash
  • B614 – GAM | DR Ray, KojiKOG, Pedro, Violent Kain, Zantetsu

View full brackets HERE.

This concludes the first set of notable player lists. Tomorrow, the lists for Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will up next!

Were any key names accidentally left out? Are you going to be watching Evo? Which game are you most excited to watch? Who do you think is going to take home the top spot? Let us know in the comments below!


Matthew Fetrow

I've been playing video games since 4 years of age, and finally began to deeply invest myself into the world of fighting games in 2015 after many off-and-on encounters with games inside the genre. I have a preference for 3D fighters, but also enjoy Street Fighter, King of Fighters, and some airdashers. I'm also a big fan of RPGs and shmups.