Dragon Ball FighterZ reaches 1,000 EVO 2019 entrants bringing 7 games in total over quadruple digits in an apparent new record

Only Soul Calibur and BlazBlue are left out of the club currently

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • July 11, 2019 at 4:49 p.m. PDT

Just two days after Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] became the sixth game to cross 1,000 entrants at EVO 2019, Dragon Ball FighterZ also powered up into quadruple digits.

Last year's most entered game at EVO 2018 has now become the seventh title to reach that 1,000 mark seeming to set a new record for most individual tournaments to reach that mark in a single year for the event.

EVO's numbers have exploded over the past handful of years where only three games reached that mark in 2012 while only two did in 2013 though it's harder to find more concrete numbers before that point — what there is, however, shows us fairly consistent growth overall.

Last year managed to surpass six different titles where Dragon Ball FighterZ usurped the typical Street Fighter-held throne of most entries with over 2,500 signed up to compete — it even earned the record for most watched event in EVO history. The other titles to cross that threshold were Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Melee and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been dominating the pack in 2019 having been the first game to reach 1,000 and then 2,000 entrants rather quickly where it still sits in the lead overall with only a few days left to sign up.

With nine mainstage titles taking place this year, Smash Ultimate, Tekken 7, SF5, Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, UNIST and FighterZ have reached that milestone though we won't know the exact number of entrants until after registration closes on July 14.

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This means that Soul Calibur 6 and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle — one new title and one returning — are the only ones to sit below that achievement, but we don't know how close they are to reaching it in these last few days.

EVO 2019 is set to take place August 2–4 in Las Vegas, Nevada where all game content and any updates need to be locked in and released before July 17 to be legal at the ever-growing event.

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EVO 2018 Entrant Numbers

• DragonBall FighterZ - 2,530
• Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - 2,421
• Tekken 7 - 1,504
• Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 1,303
• Super Smash Bros. Melee - 1,302
• BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle - 1,148
• Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 - 621
• Injustice 2 - 356

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