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EVO 2014 breaks record for registrations, full rundown of numbers for all games

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 1, 2014 at 8:55 a.m. PDT

EVO 2014 will be bigger than ever, as Tony "Ponder" Cannon released the registration numbers for all of the games in the lineup this year on Twitter.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, not surprisingly, leads the way but you can find the rest of the list below.

EVO 2014 takes place next weekend in Las Vegas, July 11-13, 2014.

EVO 2014 registration numbers by game

Ultra Street Fighter 4 - 1,979
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - 1,014
Super Smash Bros. Melee - 970
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma - 508
Killer Instinct - 338
King of Fighters 13 - 319
Injustice: Gods Among Us - 311
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - 257

Source: Tony Cannon's Twitter, tip from Drfunk. Also submitted by Kabal31082 and Shinkuu_Kikoken.


PainKiller said on July 1, 2014 at 8:56 a.m.

Just crazy...almost 2k for usf4, suprised with marvel I thought smash was going to beat it.

meistermayo said on July 1, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.

300 Injustice players? Hope to see some Deathstrokes :D

yes4me said on July 1, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.

Start to flip coins. I think anyone can win. I am going to root for Japan, Frenchs, Xian, and Canada in no particular order. Best of luck all.

Smorgasboard said on July 1, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.

Eh, Marvel has almost 300 less entrants than least year while smash has almost 300 more. I think Smash did way better in that regard.

Injustice, KOF XII and TTT2 are basically on their way out with their large percentage of drop of what was already a relatively low number.

Blazblue community did well this year though with more entrants than last year's P4A.

Street Fighter is just showing off at this point.

anthonygamer said on July 1, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.

Street fighter needs its own stream. Jesus Christ! I want to see all of the matches. 0_0

CervejaDoBrazil said on July 1, 2014 at 9:04 a.m.


Gotomaster said on July 1, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.

Well, Marvel is dipping, while Smash is rising, if the new one proves Tournament viable, expect the WiiU Smash Bros to completely overtake

Also, dang, TTT2 numbers are so bad, that's about a hundred less players from last year. Same with Injustice, which lost more than 200.

REGorilla said on July 1, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.

Damn, are there any streams that play KoF on a regular basis? I wish it could be even half as big as Ultra or Marvel.

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:07 a.m.

Injustice drop about 200 players from last year.

Marvel drop like 300 less entrants

Usf4 keep on increasing each years WOOT

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:10 a.m.

USF4 is stream on capcom fighter so yes they have their own stream.

punisher said on July 1, 2014 at 9:10 a.m.

I wish TTT2 numbers would Increase, on a side note this will be my 1st Evo tournament that I will enter

Gotomaster said on July 1, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.

But yeah, this perhaps going to be the single hardest tournament in all of Sf4 history. The winner of this event is going to be quite renown.

kabal31082 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.

And people thought KI was dead with only 50 odd entrants at CE! 300+ seems to be good turnout IMO.

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:15 a.m.

It would have been dead if it wasnt for Razer and mircosoft 15k bonus.

Kuroneko said on July 1, 2014 at 9:17 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

Zidiane said on July 1, 2014 at 9:17 a.m.

Skullgirls had like 100+ entrants a month ago. Not sure where they're at now.

wallie said on July 1, 2014 at 9:21 a.m.

Man I agree. KOF is one hell of a game. Here is hoping for KOF 14 announcement at Evo.

COREY_1993 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.

i cant wait... they better sort the times for smash games though... those sets take are far too long. i live in the uk and the USF4 tournament started at 2 30am at CEO... 2 hours late. not good if you have a job the next day...

with numbers like that there's bound to be hidden talent. lets see what unknowns make it to top 32

Sasuga said on July 1, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.

You go on and believe that.

MorugaScorpion said on July 1, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.

The country of Xian

JRXP2011 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.

Yeah baby!

SHOGUN said on July 1, 2014 at 9:38 a.m.

hope the LVH can sustain us all!

sitruc13 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

If capcom is hosting the stream does that mean it will be pay per view?

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:47 a.m.

Dude Capcom Fighter is on Twitch so is

Warbooze said on July 1, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.

sad i never work at EVO days

it has been like that 3 years now

sarif2soon said on July 1, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.

Then it needs another stream.
Those are THOUSANDS of matches going down in two days. We need double the streaming power.

KingKong said on July 1, 2014 at 9:53 a.m.

Hopefully Marvel will stay relatively strong in the future, I mean, it's the craziest game we have, bar none. Removing Marvel would undeniably create a void in the competitive FGC, and I can't think of any game that would be worthy of filling that void.

Anyway at this point EVO is gonna be more hype than the World Cup, I can't wait.

RYU81 said on July 1, 2014 at 9:54 a.m.

SSB 970 ppl -_-

Ojidan_Boy said on July 1, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.

So if Smash Bros started getting the highest entrants numbers in tournaments, does that mean it would qualify for "main game" status. Or will traditional fighting games always have precedents over it no matter what.

Also, I'm still not entirely convinced that stream monsters even enjoy watching Smash at FGC events. What do you guys think?

BulletToothTeddy said on July 1, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.
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Cute, 2000 people think they have a competitive Ultra game. So Sad, haha.

Inzzane said on July 1, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.

I watched some smash at ceo...boring as hell for me. Nice to see so many entrants for sf!

CCP said on July 1, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

and the pot are smaller this year ? (less than 2012)

Sombody expain me...

jme said on July 1, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

Glad Blazbue is 4th.

Ginta36 said on July 1, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.

I don't know about you but getting stomped into the dirt is a satisfying experience.

Yisandra said on July 1, 2014 at 10:19 a.m.

Stream monsters seem to enjoy watching marvel at FGC events, seems like there's no problem.

Gotomaster said on July 1, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.

Don't expect Marvel to be removed, 1000 entrants is still a ridiculous number, but its definitely losing steam, and won't be the second most prevalent game at Evo for long. As for filling th void, Smash seems to be on its way in replacing Marvel's spot, like it or not.

Gotomaster said on July 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Smash still gets a ton of views. Also, it doesn't matter how many people are watching Smash. Sf4 didn't have the highest views at Evo, but still was the main game, due to having the most entrants. Evo isn't partial to any game. If Smash got the highest entrants, it would be the main game, no doubt.

Yung said on July 1, 2014 at 10:31 a.m.

Dat BlazBlue money.

Ermapume said on July 1, 2014 at 10:32 a.m.

Very pleased with the amount of Melee's entrants but a bit disappointed with Marvel's turnout.

ryuhayabusa13 said on July 1, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

holy crap! competition for street fighter will be tough this year even for the usual top 16 that go through finals.

Drfunk said on July 1, 2014 at 10:44 a.m.

Care to guess which country is sending the most amount of players to the US? *drum roll* Japan! Over 105 Japanese are coming to Evo this year. Just submitted the list of confirmed foreigners coming to Evo so it should be up soon. Not all of them are for Ultra but a good chunk of them will be.

EVO has consistently gotten bigger every year but this is arguably the first "esport-esque" level affair for Ultra. With almost 2K players that means it's 20K pot + 10K from Capcom = 30K in pot prize. Ultra Evo champ this year walks away with 18K guys... not to mention the single biggest bragging rights of the biggest SF tourney in history (well until next year heh).

Before the Japanese Brigade comes in with "America will be FREE" message, It'll be rough for the US to make top 8 this year. Just far too many international players wants a piece of that American Fight Money!

Dimensional said on July 1, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.

Expected more for KI given that they had that bonus pot and of course its the first Evo and the games still fresh.

Would have liked to see more in KOFXIII but I think the fact its old (ish) and not by Capcom is hurting it a bit.

Smash seems to be doing well but im not surprised with the strength of the iconic characters and the fact the new one is out soon.

Quakeulf said on July 1, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.

I want to see the list.

Also looking forward to mah boi Koji KOG going to represent a certain native American in U. >:3

juggernaut1981 said on July 1, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.

My God people stop. Yes Smash will inevitably over take Marvel and take the number two spot, but that doesn't mean Marvel's dead. It just means that Smash will over take Marvel and become the number two spot. You wanna talk about dead games, how about the fact that TTT2 is about to have to join Skullgirls and Cross Tekken as side tournaments at Evo and this is probably the last year we'll see it on the big stage.

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 10:58 a.m.

Thats about to be change. Look at CEO 2014 smash hit 22k, marvel 30k but usf4 cap 47k.

No doubt usf4 going to hit atleast 200k viewer this yeah.

Drfunk said on July 1, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.

Though it'll be posted under a new article whenever the Staff get around to it here's the link if you want a peek :P

EVO Hype is just too sick.

meowmeowkittenz said on July 1, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

KI numbers are impressive to me for a exclusive game on a new system. Imagine how big that game could be if they would just release a windows version...

BUYACUSHUN said on July 1, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.

that link doesnt work :(

On topic: Gonna have an evo viewing marathon at a friend's house. Everyone and anyone is welcome to come join!!!!!

Gotomaster said on July 1, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.

Remember that CEO is mostly an event for the established FGC crowd, who don't particularly care for Smash, but Evo brings in a much bigger crowd, who are going to be watching Smash. Remember that at E3, Ultra got only 3000 views, while Smash, the new one had 145k. It all rides on the Smash community embracing that game as a competitive game. If it does, expect it to be big.

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.

And EVO is not established FGC crowd? With 2k ppl entering usf4 and over 100+ japanese flying in im sure it going to have the highest views for sure.

Drfunk said on July 1, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

Hmm seems to be an issue accessing the page. Would have to click the Evo attendee list manually from:

Yep this link works now, sorry for the earlier link. Just hit the EVO attendee link from the main page and it should pop up.

Drfunk said on July 1, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.

Kokujin is coming ZOMG ................

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 11:19 a.m.

Holy Sh1t about 100 Japanese and 40 international this going to be the hypest and hardest usf4 ever. Look like Poongko not coming.

Gotomaster said on July 1, 2014 at 11:22 a.m.

I never said it wasn't, but Evo has since expanded beyond the established FGC crowd, and Smash fans, who overshadow any other Fgc fanbases, are going to be tuning in just for that game.

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

I just hope FGC break 200k+ views on Twitch :)

Drfunk said on July 1, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.

It'll definitely break 200k. I'm thinking 250 max now. I need to find and grab both Kokujin (my 3S Idol along with RX) and Smug and try to get a picture with them. The old Dudley Legend with the new Rising Dudley star!

BTW Who else will be attending Evo this year from EH? Hope to meet all of you so we can get drunk on a salty suite after going 0-4 from this massive competition!

gklaus19 said on July 1, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.

What happened to injustice ? I thought more people play.

Gotomaster said on July 1, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.

Oh, it will, and expect 300k if Mike is in grand finals, and pulls off the greatest comeback of all time against favorites like Infil or Daigo. Not going to happen, but hey, a guy can dream.

Super_Shoto_Fighter_4 said on July 1, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.

USF4 and Smash are just unstoppable at this point, almost like a top lane Jax that's been fed. All the other games have lost entrants while those two games gain more over time.

dorayaki said on July 1, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

I agree with the TWO stream thing for StreetFighter. They should keep the main stage stream and have a roving reporter stream (via iphone or however) to cover as many top players as they can. I mean, you have SnakeEyes vs KOG mainstage while Smug vs ProblemX is going offstream.... I mean c'mon!!

And it would be HYPE if the streamer(s) stepped it up and produced graphics onstream about upcoming notable matches, upsets, etc... like a ticker onscreen or something.

It's almost 2k players- you GOTTA come up with a way to manage and track the happening and results real-time. Hope they keep that in mind while they pat themselves on the back about the numbers.

gintoki said on July 1, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

Woah maeda taison coming to evo, inco best rufus in the japan coming, -6 coming too, ebi hakan, ex pugera, reiketsu wow this evo is looking like the best so far

Drfunk said on July 1, 2014 at noon

Did EVO ever release how much they make every year? I know the cost of the venue / equipment / staff must be insanely high but I'm impressed in the ways it keeps growing every year. Speaking of the staff.. I can't even imagine the logistics of trying to run this within 3 days. They'll go crazy and will probably need to relax with hookers and blow (good thing it's in Vegas).

As for premature speculation for EVO 2014:

187: Number of puns James Chen will try while UltraDavid rolls his eyes.

1: Number of US player making top 8.

164839: Number of Smash viewers who thinks Smash is better than sex.

9: Number of Smash players who've actually experienced sex other than their hand.

492 + homeless dude: Number of Injustice viewers who insist the game isn't dying even though MKX will rape their player base.

1: Number of Sanford Kellys shedding salty tears back in NY while his NLBC homies manage to roll over WNF after putting ruffies into Snake Eyez's drink.

8: Number of Japanese fanboys on EH who will need to be put on suicide watch if somehow a non Japanese wins EVO.

8: Number of Japanese fanboys who will also claim that EVO is far too random to be taken seriously and hidden masters from Japan can still beat up your dad.

9 Shots + 8 Beers: Number of drinks I'll take in my Salty Suite before I pass out and wake up with a dead hooker + tiger like the Hangover.

0 Number of opponents I expect to beat at Pools. Come at me brews!

Priceless: Number to describe what EVO 2014 will be like before I come back down to reality once I get back home.

dorayaki said on July 1, 2014 at 12:03 p.m.

YO -- I don't know if that list of coming player is trollin' us, but that *ish is HYPE!

OSU muhfkn AKIRA ??? Is he media coverage only or...?

You got best Hakan, Mizoteru Blanka, two of the best Juris, killer Yun Taiga, super Akuma -6, best Rufus Inco, AAA+ Machabo Fei, KOg, Acqua, etc. Not to mention China, the rest of Asia, Latif and NOx...

If the Cannon brothers don't rig the brackets, there's max two USA in top 32.

gintoki said on July 1, 2014 at 12:03 p.m.

unstoppable like a tinker dagon who has been farming stacked ancients all day

messias_89 said on July 1, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

wow almost 2k entrances for evo,we esports now?speaking of evo,i thought poongko was going but it seems that he isnt going anymore.maybe he doesnt feel prepared to play at EVO...

Drfunk said on July 1, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

Lot of rumors regarding Poongko. The only thing I'm fairly certain is that Poongko has had a gambling habit in the past. Not a hardcore problem but very impulsive considering his financial situation. He's sort of the Sanford Kelly of Korea.

The last straw came when he had a falling out with the CafeID owner over his finances. He tried to get himself to EVO via donations but when that fell through Drakefang announced all donations will be refunded.

Kinda sad to see a promising player just mentally broken over the fact that he couldn't beat Infiltration. Instead of trying to re dedicate himself and try to find a solution (like Gamerbee), he felt mostly discouraged and played pretty half ass the last few months.

Not surprised he's not coming to EVO, wouldn't be surprised if he retired from international competitions altogether.

MRN_SirFoxington said on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.

I go for the asian players in USF4 just like i did last time !

Let the Humiliation begin.....

Devrae said on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.

Strange that Wao is not going, but -6 is going. I was hoping he'd switch to Dudley or even stay with Oni.

Its hilarious that one asian player is going to compete in Killer Instinct, I wonder how he imported that system and who he even practice with?

gintoki said on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.

katakanadeaoki best hugo coming, rokkun seth, kiyomatsu guy, let R commentate on evo

Gotomaster said on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.

Totally agree.

IrPanda said on July 1, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

This is a bit funny...

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 12:22 p.m.

46 Countries Represented

Canada – 331
Japan - 127
Mexico - 114
Australia - 28
United Kingdom - 27
France - 23
Brazil - 21
Chile - 19
Germany - 15
Colombia - 13
Asia - 50 not sure

Ojidan_Boy said on July 1, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

I'm curious to see if EVO can maintain its peak view numbers late into Sunday night (early Monday eastern time). If the last few years are any indication, the numbers will decline by the time usf4 grand finals rolls around.

I have no doubt that EVO can hit the 200k view mark in the afternoon/evening when casual viewers and Europeans (and the Brits hah hah) are still tuning in.

PwnerriffiK said on July 1, 2014 at 12:37 p.m.

Lol at separating Asia and Japan.

Ojidan_Boy said on July 1, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

Just like in the World Cup, Canada is freest of them all.

AugustAPC said on July 1, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

Kinda disappointed at the lower Injustice numbers. Unfortunately I feel like the top tier in that game is a little too top tier.
Still, it's a good representation for all titles. Can't wait to watch!

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.

LOL noone want to play Emperor theo Aquaman

llSilkCutll said on July 1, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

Can't wait to see Daigo & Sako with their Evil Ryu's tearing up everyone. Both will be in top 8 at least!

steamc4tz said on July 1, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.

See ya there! Go easy on me!

llSilkCutll said on July 1, 2014 at 1:48 p.m.

Saying it now, I recon all the 5 Gods will be in Top 8 in USF4!!!

xYomiLord420x said on July 1, 2014 at 2:03 p.m.

I hope SF gets its own stream.

Devrae said on July 1, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.

Capcom Fighters/twitch has been streaming purely SF lately, I assume they will continue. But 2000 entrants? I hope they setup another stream and maybe a 3rd station to record. Hopefully they can get all the international matches on them, I think a lot more will subscribe to watch those archives that didn't get streamed.

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 2:13 p.m.

Where have you been lol? EVO is part of Capcom pro Tour so Capcom is streaming it on their own channel.

Shinkuu_Kikoken said on July 1, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.

Looking forward to checking out the USF4 and UMvC3 streams.

icejohn said on July 1, 2014 at 2:46 p.m.

All these years they never added smash,now they will never be left out again. lol
Shout out to BB being forth,didn't think it beat KI and KOF.

Xx_Sir_kyo_xX said on July 1, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.

get hype!!

Kairosbland said on July 1, 2014 at 3:49 p.m.

508 at Blazblue? That fight money.

Reality2k said on July 1, 2014 at 3:54 p.m.

People need to remember that TT2 was a very last minute addon and had months less of time for registration basically killing lots of chances for people to travel to the event for tekken (specially non US player planning a holliday around it). People like Kayal (a top player) won't be attending evo for this reason for instance. As such the numbers aren't bad.

akindhobo said on July 1, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

My first evo not even going for a main game. Skullgirls HYPE!!!

DyingDeath7 said on July 1, 2014 at 4:26 p.m.

So when are the Evo polls?

FinchoMatic said on July 1, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

I'm liking them KI numbers :D

VerZioN said on July 1, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.

ever since I've watched EVO (which was in 2011) it's been increasing in number every year. One thing I think though is that eventually (if it keeps following the trend of increasing in entrants) it may be too much for a 3 day event, I haven't forgotten last year when they didn't even play SFxT top 8 on the big stage, I hope that every game gets its turn on the big stage this time 'round and that the games with the larger amount of entrants don't eclipse those with the smaller amount.

xYomiLord420x said on July 1, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.

Has this been confirmed? I know TS and IPW usually stream Evo, but they do it on Evo's channels, which makes sense because they want the ad revenue and subscribers. I don't think CapcomFighters will be streaming this one.

evo546 said on July 1, 2014 at 5:52 p.m.

Im sure they will be streaming it on CapcomFighters. You know why because marvel and usf4 is from capcom and both games have the highest entrants.

Grisso9 said on July 1, 2014 at 6:09 p.m.

The Tekken scene isn't what it used to be, and it's a shame that I won't be able to make Evo. I really wanted to participate in that tournament.

dorayaki said on July 1, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.

I think Sako will run with IBUKI.
That's what he's slated for in Charity Cup this week

spotlesseden said on July 1, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.

Ultra SF4 should their own stream.
Last year alot of great matches were missed because they ran them off stream.

NoizyChild said on July 1, 2014 at 9:23 p.m.
icejohn said on July 1, 2014 at 11:50 p.m.

You know since all the games except the ones above bb have lower numbers from the previous year,and arc coming out with two more games this sure to have higher entrance numbers than bb and the other about the same.does this mean arc could dominate next evo?
Oh what a day that'll be....

KamfPudding said on July 2, 2014 at 12:07 a.m.

This! is worth a story..

No Allioune? :( Stay free Evo

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