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The Evolution Championship Series of 2017 is four days 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 Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Injustice 2. If any were accidentally left out, feel free to list them in the comments. If you’d like to scour Evo’s full attendee list on your own, check out the Smash.gg page found 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 teams/sponsors are included in the listings, hence the “[sponsor/team] | [player name]” format.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Smash 4 returns to Evo with the second-most entries (1509) of the year, and finals are now slated for an afternoon slot on day three, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center arena. A plethora of different pros with a wide variety of characters are on their way to prove themselves on the big stage, including top players from the game’s respectably large Japanese playerbase.

  • A200 – Echo Fox | MKLeo
  • A201 – CLG | VoiD
  • A202 – Ken
  • A203 – P1 | CaptainZack
  • A204 – Panda Global | ESAM
  • A205 – Samsora, InC | Camalange
  • A206 – Panda Global | MVD, Logic
  • A207 – Edge
  • A208 – CLG | Nakat
  • A209 – Ikep, Lycan
  • A210 – DarkShad
  • A211 – Seagull Joe
  • A212 – NickRiddle
  • A213 – Fable | 8BitMan
  • B200 – 2GG | Komorikiri, Phenom
  • B201 – P1 | Tweek
  • B202 – IMT | Anti
  • B203 – Raito
  • B204 – falln
  • B205 – Lima
  • B206 – Tyrant
  • B207 – Deathorse, RSZ | Umeki
  • B208 – Aerolink, Saj
  • B209 – Bloodcross, K9
  • B210 – Ant, LingLing
  • B211 – DJ Jack, Konga
  • B212 – BestNess
  • B213 – Blacktwins, Wii Twerk Trainer
  • C200 – Felix, Kirihara
  • C201 – Elegant
  • C202 – 9B
  • C203 – Wrath
  • C204 – MVG | Dyr, IxisNaugus
  • C205 – Duffo, Ryuga
  • C206 – Vash
  • C207 – False, Zan
  • C208 – KPB | John Numbers
  • C209 – DK Will, BF | Z
  • C210 – Ri-ma, Vinnie
  • C211 – BSD | Aardvark, Xaltis
  • C212 – Mistake
  • D200 – TSM | ZeRo
  • D201 – LG | Abadango
  • D202 – Ranai
  • D203 – FOW, Liquid | Hungrybox
  • D204 – AC
  • D205 – Panda Global | Rich Brown
  • D206 – Zenyou
  • D207 – RFang, Tyroy
  • D208 – OCEAN
  • D209 – Eon
  • D210 – JJRockets
  • D211 – Pugwest, Noble | Sol
  • D212 – Charliedaking, Fahrenheit, FILIP
  • E200 – C9 | Ally
  • E201 – Extra, Mr. R
  • E202 – Evil Geniuses | Zinoto
  • E203 – DNG | Kameme, Shel
  • E204 – Apologyman, Colossus, Locus
  • E205 – Tsu
  • E206 – Fwed, WaDi
  • E207 – Mr. E
  • E208 – Myran
  • E209 – VGBC | Pink Fresh, Lapis Lazuli, Midnight
  • E210 – ZD
  • E211 – Xzax
  • E212 – SuperGirlKels
  • F200 – NRG | Nairo
  • F201 – RNG | Dabuz
  • F202 – MSF | Larry Lurr
  • F203 – MVG | Salem
  • F204 – YP | Fatality
  • F205 – DNG | Nietono
  • F206 – Earth
  • F207 – Noble | Manny
  • F208 – ChadDrawsThings, JK, Kogarasuma
  • F209 – Luhtie
  • F210 – Dath, Stroder
  • F211 – Jtails
  • F212 – IcyMist

View the full brackets here.

Super Smash Bros Melee

Melee is back for the fifth consecutive year, and all of the usual suspects are returning to dominate in their usual fashion. Could anyone upset any of the established “gods?” Is such a feat even in the realm of possibility? Or will the gods once again duke it out amongst themselves in Top 8?

  • A100 – The Moon
  • A101 – Nintendude
  • A102 – lloD
  • A103 – VGBA | Rishi
  • A104 – Eddy Mexico
  • A105 – Alex19
  • A106 – Darkatma, Vro
  • A107 – Azusa
  • A108 – Drephen, Phil
  • A109 – Squid
  • A110 – Kage
  • B100 – Balance | Druggedfox
  • B101 – RNG | Swedish Delight
  • B102 – Lucky
  • B103 – ERG | Ryan Ford
  • B104 – VGBC | aMSa
  • B105 – Gahtzu
  • B106 – Cactuar, Medz
  • B107 – Wobbles
  • B108 – Liquid | Chillindude, Kira
  • B109 – Kalamazhu
  • B110 – Luigi Ka-Master
  • C100 – G2 | Westballz
  • C101 – LG | Ice
  • C102 – CLG | PewPewU
  • C103 – MikeHaze
  • C104 – HugS
  • C105 – Crush, MIOM | Toph
  • C106 – dizzkidboogie
  • C107 – Balance | Syrox
  • C108 – Fiction
  • C109 – Gravy, Liquid | Ken
  • C110 – Captain Faceroll, Dunksloth
  • D100 – TSM | Leffen
  • D101 – Panda Global | Plup
  • D102 – Tempo | Axe
  • D103 – P1 | Duck
  • D104 – KJH
  • D105 – Bladewise
  • D106 – Javi
  • D107 – Jace
  • D108 – Iceman, Redd
  • D109 – CDK, homemadewaffles
  • D110 – DJ Nintendo
  • E100 – Liquid | Hungrybox
  • E101 – MVG Echo Fox | Mew2King
  • E102 – Wizzrobe
  • E103 – IMT | Shroomed
  • E104 – n0ne
  • E105 – Dynasty | Silent Wolf
  • E106 – Colbol
  • E107 – Laudandus
  • E108 – [A] | Android
  • E109 – Prince F. Abu
  • F100 – [A] | Armada
  • F101 – C9 | Mang0
  • F102 – Liquid | ChuDat
  • F103 – CLG | SFAT
  • F104 – Tempo | S2J
  • F105 – SPY | MacD
  • F106 – Amsah
  • F107 – GHQ | Kels
  • F108 – Tai, BOXR | Zhu
  • F109 – Reno, C9 | Tafokints

View the full brackets here.

Injustice 2

Injustice 2 makes its Evo debut this year, not long after the beginning of its Championship Series, structured similarly to Capcom’s Pro Tour. Top players are more desperate than ever to take home the big prize at key events in order to gain the opportunity to snag a piece of huge $600,000 pot offered at the conclusion of the Series, and Evo is one of those key events.

  • D600 – Tekken Master
  • D601 – Echo Fox | Theo
  • D602 – HARA | rev0lver
  • D603 – PND | Madzin
  • D604 – NS | DJT, NerdJosh, Razer | Xian
  • D605 – Alex Jebailey, HZRD | KevoDaMan
  • D606 – Buffalo
  • D607 – F3 | Alucard
  • D608 – Echo Fox | Jwong
  • E600 – Biohazard, Method | Mikeand1ke
  • E601 – Noble | iLuusions
  • E602 – Method | SylverRye
  • E603 – BxA | Burrito Voorhees
  • E604 – Noble | BeyondToxin, OmGiTzAndre
  • E605 – NS | MIT
  • E606 – FNI | Jer
  • E610 – F3 | Hollywood Sleep
  • E611 – Panda Global | Kitana Prime
  • F600 – Evil Geniuses | NYChrisG, Rogue | Slayer
  • F601 – HARA | Rewind, TS | Sabin
  • F602 – Panda Global | Hayatei
  • F603 – Noobe
  • F604 – Lord Pnut
  • F605 – Noble | Pig of the Hut
  • F606 – Viking
  • F607 – Krayzie
  • F610 – Fable | Destroyer
  • F612 – cR | WoundCowboy
  • G600 – Echo Fox | SonicFox
  • G601 – Echo Fox | Scar, Jio
  • G602 – Noble | Semiij, BF | Z
  • G603 – Gross, Rip
  • G604 – Grr
  • G605 – Method | REO
  • G606 – Noble | Semi Evil Ryu
  • G607 – Killstreak
  • G608 – PerfectLegend, GoldenCen
  • G609 – 96Cafe | Gondo, Ranmasama
  • H600 – WhiteBoi
  • H601 – Circa | Forever King
  • H602 – Noble | Dragon
  • H603 – KDZ
  • H604 – BxA | Star Charger
  • H605 – Rise | MenaRD
  • H606 – Panda Global | Coach Steve, CyG BST | PR Balrog
  • H607 – A F0xy Grampa, ImStillDaDaddy
  • H608 – HARA | GuamoKun
  • H610 – GRPT | MOV

View the full brackets here.

This concludes TechRaptor’s three-part “Evo 2017: Notable Players” series, and we hope you all enjoy watching the big event this coming weekend!

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.