Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still sits on top while Street Fighter 5 falls back down to third in May's EVO registration rankings

Samurai Shodown and UNIST hold the line

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 1, 2019 at 10:25 a.m. PDT

We're still a good three months away from EVO 2019 though thousands of players are already gearing up to face off in the nine mainstage titles represented this year with dozens more side tournaments to be hyped for.

EVO's Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has posted the monthly updated registration rankings for May where we appear to be shaping up to have three different number one titles over the past three years at the largest fighting game event in the world.

Unsurprisingly, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was the first title to react 1,000 entrants, is still sitting at the top of the leaderboard though we don't currently know if any other titles have reached that milestone since April. Six titles managed to cross four digits for 2018.

Street Fighter 5 had edged past Tekken 7 for second place in the rankings in April, but Bandai Namco's flagship fighting game has retaken its previously held seat from the franchise that has traditionally held the number one spot for entrants.

Under Night In-Birth and Samurai Shodown are continuing their momentum for their big EVO debuts considering they're in fourth and fifth place respectively ahead of the recently released Mortal Kombat 11 and last year's most entered game, Dragon Ball FighterZ.

While Smash Ultimate and the other mainstage titles are shaping up to have really strong numbers this time around, no game will likely beat Street Fighter 5's 2016 record of over 5,100 entrants for quite some time. You can check out the new rankings below along with where things sat in 2018.

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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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