On-Site: EVO 2019 – Day 3

EVO’s third and final day was full of exciting games and exciting moments as the finals for the final games of EVO started and concluded with new champions. The finals for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bro. Ultimate all took place in the Mandalay Bay Events Center and had a huge crowd in attendance.

The finals for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle started off the morning with exciting fun to watch matches. With over 600 entrants only 8 made it to the finals and eventually Shinku claimed victory.

Street Fighter V saw a big decrease this year in the number of entrants it had with only 1,900 this year decreasing from the 2,400 entrants it had in EVO 2018. That did not stop Street Fighter V from having fierce competition and close matches as the moments of the grand finals saw Bonchan make an insane counter against BigBird, ending with Bonchan claiming victory.

(Source: Reddit)

Tekken 7 saw an all-time high entrant number with almost 1,900 players entering to become King of the Iron Fist. While there were many top Tekken players that made it to the Tekken 7 finals newcomer Arslan Ash ultimately won the Tekken 7 Grand Finals and became the new EVO 2019 Tekken 7 Champion. EVO was Arslan Ash’s American tournament debut and his second EVO conquered as Arslan previously claimed victory at EVO Japan.

(Source: Stephanie Lindgren @VEXANIE)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate closed out the day. Its tournament broke records as it had just a little under 3,500 entrants aiming to become the best smash player out there. At the end of the day, Mkleo came back from losers bracket and defeated Tweek in the Grand Finals claiming the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate EVO 2019 championship.

While EVO 2019 is now over and the winners have now be decided, the next EVO will be EVO Japan which will take place between January 24 to January 26, 2020.