SSBU registration numbers shatter that of other EVO Japan 2020 titles
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate comes to EVO Japan for the first time next month, with registration numbers showing just how much fans want it there.
EVO Japan 2020 is the first major fighting game tournament of the new year (GENESIS 7 takes place at the same time in California). Six of the biggest fighting games make up the main lineup, with other side tournaments available as well.
With tournament registration now closed, the organizers have revealed the final registration numbers, which puts Super Smash Bros. Ultimate right at the top (no surprise there) with 2,987 competitors. Just shy of 3,000, the registered competitors more than double the number registered for the second-highest game, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, which had 1,462.
Observing how quickly Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's numbers were rising, the organizers had to cap registration at 3,072 to make sure they don't exceed capacity. Registration closed days ago but was reopened from December 24-26 to give others the opportunity to signup. However, all the other games excluding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Street Fighter V reached capacity before the 26th.
Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were the only two games to exceed a thousand registrations for the event, with Tekken 7 missing the mark. Four of the six titles were also present at this year's event, but their numbers are now much higher for the 2020 edition.
Here are the EVO Japan 2020 registration numbers:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 2,987
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition - 1,462 (2019 edition - 1,024)
Tekken 7 - 960 (2019 edition - 512)
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle - 554 (2019 edition - 224)
Samurai Shodown — 532
Soul Calibur VI — 507 (2019 edition - 288)
EVO Japan 2020 is set to take place on January 24-26 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba.