Last night, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cueller and Mike Ross announced details for this year's EVO Championship Series fighting game tournament, including the fact that the finals will be held at a popular UFC venue, Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The official lineup for the event includes nine games: Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Pokken Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and Tekken 7: Fated Retribution.
EVO 2016 is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from July 15 - 17, but the Sunday Finals, featuring Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will take place at Mandalay Bay. This 12,000-seat arena has played host to over 20 UFC events, high-profile boxing matches like Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah, WWE Raw, and a handful of NBA preseason games between the LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets.
Further details about the event, including qualification and registration specifics, will be announced at a later date.