Back in the middle of March, Evo Japan organizers announced that three games would be featured in their pre-tournament, entitled [sài]. The event was planned as a showcase event ahead of Evo Japan 2018, taking place on May 20-21, 2017. At the time, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 comprised two of the three games featured at the event. Organizers also said that Street Fighter V would not be the third game.
Today, they've revealed that the third game will be Super Smash Bros for Wii U! The speculation previously was that SFV was missing the boat because it wasn't an arcade game in a region where the best players play in arcades. Super Smash Bros' inclusion means that wasn't the issue and perhaps tournament organizers (and the community) are simply lukewarm on Capcom's latest.
Interested participants can sign up for [sài] on the official Evo Japan website until April 24.
Organizers have said previously that Evo Japan 2018, which will take place at Akihabara UDX on January 26-28, 2018, will have its full lineup revealed at Evo 2017, which will happen on July 14-17, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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