Mortal Kombat 11 overtakes Samurai Shodown and Under Night in EVO's June rankings while Street Fighter 5 regains second position

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Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 1, 2019 at 11:14 a.m. PDT

We're only about two months away from the best weekend to be a fighting game fan, EVO 2019, and it looks as though more players have been getting around to registering to shake up their rankings quite a bit.

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has posted the June registration scoreboard for EVO 2019 entrants in its nine mainstage games where Mortal Kombat 11 players appear to be throwing their hat in the ring faster than ever.

The latest NetherRealm Studios fighter has jumped up from sixth place a month ago to fourth suddenly outpacing the Samurai Shodown and Under Night In-Birth newcomers for the first time.

Unsurprisingly, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently retains its top spot in the EVO leaderboards having been the first game to reach 1,000 entrants, but Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7's back and forth battle appears to have swung back in Capcom's favor for second place — for now at least.

Last year's most-entered title, Dragon Ball FighterZ, continues to find a strong foothold in EVO rankings still sitting at seventh only ahead of Soul Calibur 6 and Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle.

Mr. Wizard has not disclosed whether or not any other games have reached the 1,000 entrant mark since Smash Ultimate, but six titles managed to make that feat in 2018. Things should be heating up over the next month with all of the last minute entries, so it should be quite interesting to see how everything shakes out in the final numbers.

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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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