Super Smash Bros. Ultimate surpasses 1,000 entrants for EVO 2019 while Street Fighter 5, Samurai Shodown and UNIST rise up the ranks

Probably not going to touch Street Fighter 5's 5,100 entrant record though

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 9, 2019 at 6:17 a.m. PDT

EVO 2019 is shaping up to be perhaps on of the biggest years for the event in its history with nine titles appearing on the mainstage where the first of them has crossed into quadruple digits for entrants in just over a month after registration began.

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has released an updated EVO scoreboard after early bird registration concluded where it was revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now has over 1,000 players planning to be at attendance for the biggest tournament of the year while ranking shakeups have occurred in just a week since the last rankings.

Street Fighter 5 now sits in second place ahead of Tekken 7 — though obviously trailing behind Smash Ultimate — but Samurai Shodown has actually had the largest uptake in numbers possibly thanks to its recent reveal of its full roster.

Jumping from seventh to fifth place, the new SNK fighter now sits above Mortal Kombat 11 and the previous leader for entrants at EVO 2018, Dragon Ball FighterZ, which has now dropped to seventh place overall.

Under Night In-Birth is also continuing its positive trend moving up another space since the previous scoreboard taking Mortal Kombat's previous spot.

EVO 2018 featured six games with over 1,000 entrants or more — two of them being Smash Bros. titles — so hopefully we'll continue to see more growth this year with more titles and developers represented than the previous few years.

No game will likely touch Street Fighter 5's record in 2016 for quite some time, however, considering it broke entrant records at the time in only four days and ended up featuring a ludicrous amount of over 5,100 players that signed up for the latest Capcom title at the time.

You can check out the latest EVO 2019 registration rankings and Smash Ultimate announcement below.

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EVO 2018's entrant numbers

1) DragonBall FighterZ - 2,530
2) Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - 2,421
3) Tekken 7 - 1,504
4) Super Smash Bros. for WiiU - 1,303
5) Super Smash Bros. Melee - 1,302
6) BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle - 1,148
7) Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 - 621
8) Injustice 2 - 356

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