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EVO 2019 roster revealed, Dragon Ball FighterZ is here to stay

Published: 23:13, 27 February 2019
Bandai Namco
Fused Zamasu is fighting Future Trunks in Dragon Ball FighterZ.
Dragon Ball FighterZ

EVO 2019 game roster has been announced with a few surprises. DragonBall FighterZ will remain despite previous tournament cancellations while Super Smash Bros Melee will not be at the competition. Mortal Kombat 11 is set to debut at EVO.

EVO 2019 will feature nine games in total, none of which will be Super Smash Bros Melee but the fans shouldn't miss out on much as it will be replaced by Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Fans of the fighting frenzy and knocking enemies off the ledge will have their share of fun on Nintendo Switch.

DragonBall FighterZ was a bit flaky as the game had been a subject of several tournament cancellations in the past but it seems like those issues are now behind us as it has been confirmed for arguably the most prestigious competition for fighting games.

Mortal Kombat 11 has been confirmed as well, which may or may not be an oddity, depending on who you ask. The reason some people might find this a bit off is because the game hasn't been released yet as it is set to launch on 23 April 2019.

Since EVO 2019 will take place from 02 to 04 August 2019, not even entire four months after Mortal Kombat 11's release, it is highly likely that Netherrealm Studios will still be in the process of adding DLC characters to the roster, which could complicate things in the competition, depending on whether a character gets released too close to the tournament.

Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, Tekken 7 and Soulcalibur VI are also on the roster, which is likely a surprise to no one as these are currently some of the most prominent fighting games.

Capcom Picture of G in Street Fighter V striking a pose like Uncle Sam Street Fighter V - G

The roster will be capped off by Samurai Shodown, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. Barring Super Smash Bros Ultimate, all of the games will be played on PlayStation 4. As we mentioned earlier, EVO 2019 will be held from 02 through 04 August 2019 in at Mandalay Bay in Last Vegas.

Mortal Kombat 11 is a fighting game by NetherRealm Studios

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A man with an axe running through a forest in SCUM
Mortal Kombat 11 Cover art

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