Evo 2023 Lineup Includes Street Fighter 6 And Much More

The Evo 2023 lineup has been announced, and it's got pretty much everything a fighting game fanatic could wish for.

Published: February 22, 2023 3:21 AM /


Luke throwing a punch at Jamie in Street Fighter 6, which will be part of the Evo 2023 lineup

The Evo 2023 lineup has been announced, and it's got some seriously big hitters. Capcom's new Street Fighter title will take center stage, joined by old favorites like Tekken and Mortal Kombat, and you can also look forward to some of last year's debuts making a reappearance this year.

Evo 2023 will feature eight games in total. Street Fighter 6 is making its debut this year, and it's backed up by Tekken 7 and Mortal Kombat 11, making their seventh and third appearances at Evo respectively. Other games on the roster include Guilty Gear StriveThe King of Fighters XV, and Melty Blood: Type Lumina.

This year's tournament also features the very first Evo Throwback event, which calls back to less current fighting game favorites. The inaugural Evo Throwback tournament will feature Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, which is perhaps not quite as retro as you might be expecting, but it still launched more than 10 years ago. There's a memento mori for you. Evo general manager Rick Thiher says Evo Throwback will become a regular feature at tournaments going forward, too.

Morrigan and Iron Man fighting one another in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, which will feature at Evo 2023 as part of its new Evo Throwback event
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be the first Evo Throwback game, with the event becoming a regular occurrence in future.

Here's the full lineup for Evo 2023. All of the games will be played on PS4 consoles by the participants.

  • Street Fighter 6
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate
  • Tekken 7
  • The King of Fighters XV
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

For the first time, Evo is also introducing a $25,000 minimum prize pool for all of its tournaments, which should give the pros something to look forward to. The Evo Showcase is also making a return, featuring panels, music, and community highlights to celebrate the history of competitive fighting gaming.

You can also look forward to the return of the Indie Fighting Game Gallery, as well as an expansion of Evo's on-site museums including the Arcade Stick Museum. If last year's Evo is anything to go by, we could well also get some big announcements regarding upcoming fighting games, including release dates or perhaps even reveals for entirely new titles.

Evo 2023 will take place from August 4th through August 6th. If you want to register for the event or purchase tickets, you can do so right here. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for all the latest info about Evo 2023 and the games featured therein.

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