EVO updates player numbers, SFV at 5,107

by Daniel Rosen Jul 7 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Dietmar Rabich / flickr / EVO / theScore esports

Evolution Championship Series tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has announced that due to a system error, the attendance numbers he announced last week were a little smaller than they really are.

Every game has gotten larger, even if only by a little. SFV is up to 5,107 from 5,065. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is still the second largest tournament at 2,662, up from 2,637. Super Smash Bros. Melee also got a boost, up to 2,372 from 2,350.

The rest of the increases are a little smaller, with Pokken Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 each seeing less than 20 extra entrants, while Mortal Xombat X, Tekken 7 and Killer Instinct each got boosted by less than 10.

Either way, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world is getting bigger, even when no one expects it.

Deaniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.