Registration for #EVOJapan2018 has opened!

Today, registration has opened up for EVO Japan 2018.

Japan’s counter-part of the fabled Evolution championship event will occur in Tokyo on January 26th through the 28th of next year. The first two day of the event will occur at the Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan Building, while Finals Day will run its course at Akiba Square.

The following games will be featured at the event:

  • Street Fighter V
  • ARMS
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii-U
  • Tekken 7
  • Guilty Gear XRD Revelator 2
  • Blazblue: Central Fiction
  • King of Fighters XIV

A prize pool of one million yen, which translates to around nine-thousand American dollars, will be up for grabs in each game, excluding Smash Wii-U and ARMS.

Like with America’s version of EVO, registering for EVO Japan will guarantee your entrance into the venue for the first two days of the event, but you will be required to purchase a separate ticket in order to spectate at the Akiba Square on Finals Day. According to the Twitter post below, the Sunday tickets will not be available for purchase until the end of October. We will update you when that changes.

Should anybody be interested in hosting side events for any games not featured in the main lineup, the EVO Japan team will be more than willing to support such goals. Simply visit to learn more about how to set up your own event!

SmashGG will be used for the event’s registration process – and for those concerned about language barriers, the page is available in both English and Japanese. Check it out at! Already up to 370 players have sent in their pre-registrations, so we suggest making haste so that you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Oh…and did we mention? Other than the Sunday finals, EVO Japan is free to enter. No entry fee or game fee necessary; if you can get there, you’re in. Period. Amazing!

2018 marks EVO’s first expansion to a territory outside of the Americas, a move that demonstrates the significant amount of growth the brand has undergone since its inception over a decade ago. We’re absolutely excited to see what’s going down in EVO Japan this January, and we hope you’ll be there to taste the experience!

EVO Japan Twitter
EVO Japan Website
EVO Japan SmashGG page