EVO 2019: The top 8 standings

Aug 05 2019 5 min read

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The biggest FGC event, Evolution Championship Series has just concluded, bring over 9,000 participants together to compete in a variety of fighting games. 

Taking place at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, the event hosted a number of main stage and side tournaments. This year's main stage games included BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7 and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st].

As for the side tournaments, many games were available, including 32 titles from the annual side event AnimEVO. It's a series of side tournaments run by volunteer organisers which is held alongside EVO every year. 

Without further ado, here are the winners from the 8 main stage tournaments. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate made its EVO debut this weekend, gaining 3,530 entrants and headlining the big FGC event. Favourite for the win and the best Joker player, Leonardo "MKLeo" Lopez Perez was sent to the loser's bracket in a surprising match. Fighting his way up, he defeated William "Glutonny" Belaid in the loser's finals to meet Gavin "Tweek" Dempsey in the grand finals. 

Tweek took two games but MKLeo caught up and reset the bracket. He then continued to ride this momentum into the next couple of matches, beating Tweek to become the EVO 2019 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate champion. 


  • 1st - FOX| Leonardo "MKLeo" Lopez Perez

  • 2nd - TSM| Gavin "Tweek" Dempsey

  • 3rd - Solary| William "Glutonny" Belaid 

  • 4th - eU| Ezra "Samsora" Morris 

  • 5th - Ishiguro "Raito" Tetsuya 

  • 6th - ProtoBanham 

  • 7th - Rogue| Paris "Light" Ramirez 

  • 7th - GW| Sota "Zackray" Okada

Tekken 7

1,899 players signed up for Tekken 7 this year for their share of the $18,990 prize pool. Pakistani player Arslan "Arslan Ash" Siddique, the surprise winner of the Tekken 7 EVO Japan 2019 tournament in February accomplished the same feat in Las Vegas, beating Jae-Min "Knee" Bae in the grand finals.

  • 1st - VS| Arslan "Arslan Ash" Siddique

  • 2nd - ROX| Jae-Min "Knee" Bae

  • 3rd - RB| Hoa "Anakin" Luu

  • 4th - Yamasa| Takehiko "Take" Abe

  • 5th - Yamasa| Daichi "Nobi" Nakayama

  • 6th - COOASGAMES| Takumi "Noroma" Hamasaki 

  • 7th - UYU| Sun-woong "LowHigh" Yoon

  •  7th - THY| Yuta "Chikurin" Take 

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

With the second highest number of entries at 1,952 and a total prize pool of $19,520, Capcom decided to put in an additional $50,000. People's favourite Victor "Punk" Woodley was unable to make the top 8, with Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi instead winning the tournament after defeating Adel “Big Bird” Anouche. 

  • 1st - RG| Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi

  • 2nd - NASR| Adel “Big Bird” Anouche

  • 3rd - CYG| DC “Infexious” Coleman

  • 4th - FD| Atsushi "Fujimura" Fujimura

  • 5th - Derek “iDom” Ruffin

  • 5th - YOG| Masahiro “Machabo” Tominaga
  • 7th - AZ| Hiroki “Kichipa-mu” Asano
  • 7th - ALUS| Yangmian "YangMian" Huang

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle had the lowest number of players at EVO 2019 (646), amounting to a total prize pool of $6,460. The event is also a part of the ArcREVO World Tour, which has a $1,000,000 prize and by tournament end, Oscar “Shinku” James was crowned the champion, well on his way to getting a piece of ArcREVO's prize. 

  • 1st - GRV| Oscar “Shinku” Jaimes

  • 2nd - FCRYUKYU| Kamei "Kyamei" Hiroyuki

  • 3rd - Seitaro “Domi” Ohno

  • 4th - Kamisue “Mekasue” Kazuya

  • 5th - Christina “Bace” Kabacinski

  • 5th - CO| Shoji "Fenritti" Sho
  • 7th - SSNO| Kauyuki “KojiKOG” Koji
  • 7th - Jona "Jona" Kim

Mortal Kombat 11

Dominique "Sonicfox" McLean was the favourite for Mortal Kombat this year, especially since he's been racking up wins all over the place. This year he did not disappoint either. Beating Ryan "Dragon" Walker, he won the lion's share of the $15,740 prize pool. 

  • 1st - FOX| Dominique "Sonicfox" McLean

  • 2nd - BC| Ryan "Dragon" Walker

  • 3rd - NASR| Sayed "Tekken Master" Hashim Ahmed 

  • 4th - UYU| Julien "Deoxys" Gorena

  • 5th - PxP| Denom "A F0xy Grampa" Jones

  • 5th - PG| Tommy "Tweedy" Tweedy
  • 7th - PG| Alexandre "Hayatei" Dubé-Bilodeau
  • 7th - Noble| Andrew "Semiij" Fontanez

Samurai Shodown

The 2019 remake of the SNK series became a surprise hit right from launch. Gaining 1,729 entrants with a prize pool of $17,290, Seonwoo "Infiltration" Lee showed his dominance in the game as he defeated Ryota "Kazunoko" Inoue in the grand finals.

  • 1st - Seonwoo "Infiltration" Lee

  • 2nd - BC| Ryota "Kazunoko" Inoue

  • 3rd - Justin "JWong" Wong

  • 4th - HB| Reynald "Reynald" Tacsuan

  • 5th - LU| Alex "CaliPower" Valle

  • 5th - Kao "RB" Arubi
  • 7th - TF| Renato "DidimoKOF" Pereira Martins
  • 7th - Brook| Chia-Chen "ZJZ" Tseng

Dragonball FighterZ

Dragonball FighterZ received 1,196 entrants this year, all fighting for the $11,960 prize pool. In what is becoming a consistent match up at FighterZ tournaments, Sonicfox and Goichi 'GO1' Kishida faced off in the grand final for GO1 to emerge victorious.

  • 1st - CO| Goichi "GO1" Kishida

  • 2nd - FOX| Dominique "Sonicfox" McLean

  • 3rd - CO| Shoji "Fenritti" Sho

  • 4th - VGIA| Joan "Shanks" Namay Millones

  • 5th - B

  • 5th - hirohiro
  • 7th - EG| Christopher "NyChrisG" Gonzalez
  • 7th - BC| Ryota "Kazunoko" Inoue


With a $11,560 prize pool, UNIST saw Clearlamp take down Oushou-Hittou 3-2 in a very close grand final. This was the first time the game has taken taken the main stage and it was an awesome event.

  • 1st - WP| Clearlamp

  • 2nd - Oushou-Hittou

  • 3rd - hishigata

  • 4th - Kure

  • 5th - Shinji "Neji" Taharu

  • 5th - PUB| Andy "Rikir" La
  • 7th - Senaru
  • 7th - Libekichi

Soul Calibur 6

With a total prize pool of $7460, the Soul Calibur 6 tournament saw Yuttoto beat losers bracket winner Bluegod in the grand final, following a hard fought battle. Bluegod managed to pull off a bracket reset  but it just wasn't enough as Yuttoto defeated him 3-1.

  • 1st - BNE| Yuttoto

  • 2nd - Bluegod

  • 3rd - Jérémy "Skyll" Bernard

  • 4th - Woahhzz

  • 5th - Tamonegi

  • 5th -  PG| Jovian "Shen Chan" Chan
  • 7th - Orange| Marie-Laure "Kayane" Norindr
  • 8th - DF| Joshua "Saiyne" Vernon 

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