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I. Introduction

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A. Explanation of Evo tournament and its significance in the gaming community

The Evolution Championship Series, commonly known as Evo, is the world’s most prestigious fighting game tournament. Started in 1996, Evo brings together the best competitive fighting game players to compete across various game titles.

Over the years, Evo has grown into a massive event that draws thousands of participants and spectators from around the globe. It is considered the pinnacle of competitive gaming in the fighting game community, with champions cementing their legacy with an Evo win.

Evo is significant not just for competitors but also for the greater gaming community. It provides opportunities to bring visibility to niche gaming genres, network amongst enthusiasts, and celebrate shared interests. The hype and passion surrounding Evo make it a marquee event in gaming culture.

B. Brief history of Evo and its growth over the years

The first Evo tournament, then named Battle by the Bay, was organized by Tom Cannon in 1996 in Sunnyvale, California, with only 40 participants. It featured arcade fighting game staples like Street Fighter and Darkstalkers.

Through the early 2000s, the tournament grew and moved between various venues in California. In 2002, it was officially rebranded as Evo and introduced console fighting games like Tekken and Soulcalibur to its lineup.

In 2005, Evo became a sponsored event and started charging entry fees. This enabled further growth, and by 2013, Evo featured over 1,600 participants across nine fighting games.

Recent years have seen exponential growth for Evo, with 2019’s event drawing nearly 3,000 entrants. The tournament has also expanded beyond fighting games, featuring popular titles like Super Smash Bros. and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Last year’s Evo 2022 saw record registration numbers, cementing it as the biggest fighting game tournament worldwide.

II. Announcement of Evo 2023 Registration

A. Introduction to Evo 2023 and its key details

Evo 2023 will occur from August 4-6 at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas. This upcoming tournament is set to be historic, with the Evo team announcing Evo 2023 breaks all-time registration.

Key details for Evo 2023:

  • Date: August 4-6, 2023
  • Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
  • Featured games: Street Fighter 6, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Strive, and 5 more
  • Registration period: January 13 – March 31, 2023
  • Spectator passes: Available for purchase

B. Important dates and deadlines for registration

Here are the key dates and deadlines to keep in mind for Evo 2023 registration:

  • January 13 – Registration opens
  • March 31 – Final deadline to register
  • May 26 – Last day for refund requests
  • July 14 – Deadline to make name changes for badges
  • August 4-6 – Evo 2023 tournament

Participants must register and pay all fees between January 13 and March 31. No new registrations will be accepted after the March deadline, so sign up early! The event will occur at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the famous resort and casino in Las Vegas.

C. Overview of available game titles and categories

Evo 2023 will feature 8 main tournament games:

  • Street Fighter 6 (NEW)
  • Tekken 7
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • The King of Fighters XV
  • Dragonball FighterZ
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Skullgirls: 2nd Encore

Both singles and doubles tournaments are for each game title, divided into further sub-categories by skill level, gender, and age.

Participants can compete in multiple game titles, with pricing packages available for entering 2 or more tournaments.

III. Registration Process

A. Step-by-step guide on how to register for Evo 2023

Here is a step-by-step guide to registering for Evo 2023:

  1. Go to the Evo registration page: https://registration.evo.gg/

  2. Log in or create a new account if you don’t have one.

  3. Select the game(s) you wish to enter.

  4. Choose the applicable tournament categories.

  5. Input your details and information.

  6. Read and agree to the rules, code of conduct, and policies

  7. Select your payment method and pay the registration fees.

  8. Receive a confirmation email with your registration details.

B. Explanation of any required documents or information

You must provide personal information like your name, date of birth, email, and phone number. Payment details are also required during checkout.

Participants under 18 must submit additional waiver forms signed by a parent or guardian.

Bring a valid photo ID to pick up your badge on-site. Evo uses digital badges, so you don’t need to print documents.

C. Tips for a smooth registration process

Here are some tips for a hassle-free Evo 2023 registration:

  • Create your Evo account ahead of time before registration opens
  • Double-check category selections to avoid mistakes
  • Provide accurate details to match your photo ID
  • Save payment information for faster checkout
  • Register early to secure your spot
  • Check for confirmation emails after registering

IV. Registration Fees and Payment Options

A. Breakdown of registration fees for different categories

Evo 2023 registration fees vary based on number of games entered, tournament category, and other options.

  • 1 game entry: $70
  • 2+ game entries: $60 per additional game
  • Spectator pass: $45

Other charges:

  • Doubles team entry: $10 per team
  • Late registration fee: $20 (after March 31)
  • Name change fee: $20

B. Information on accepted payment methods

Evo accepts major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover) and PayPal for payment.

Onsite payments at the tournament venue are only accepted as cash.

C. Any available discounts or special offers

Early bird discounts were available for sign-ups before January 31.

Possible student discounts may be offered closer to the event – follow Evo’s social media for announcements.

V. Frequently Asked Questions

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A. Common questions and concerns regarding Evo registration

Here are some common Evo registration questions:

  • How do I select multiple tournaments during registration?
  • What is the minimum age to compete at Evo?
  • Can I get a refund if I can no longer attend?
  • Is registration first come, first served?
  • How do I register for doubles tournaments?

B. Answers and explanations to address these queries

Selecting multiple tournaments – During checkout, you can select additional games by clicking “Register for another event.”

Minimum age – Participants must be at least 16 to compete in Evo tournaments.

Refunds – Refund requests can be submitted until May 26, 2023. A $20 processing fee applies.

Registration order – Sign-ups are accepted in the order received. Popular games fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended.

Doubles registration – Team leaders can register first, then send a doubles link for their partner to sign-up and join their team.

C. Additional resources for further assistance

The Evo website has an extensive FAQ section with more details. You can also contact Evo staff at registration@evo.gg or on Twitter @Evo for any other questions.

VI. Important Reminders and Policies

A. Overview of Evo’s code of conduct and policies

All participants are expected to adhere to Evo’s codes of conduct, including:

  • No harassment, hate speech, or discrimination
  • Maintaining cordial behavior and sportsmanship
  • Abiding by game and tournament rules
  • Following all venue rules and safety protocols

B. Clarification on rules and regulations for participants

Key rules and regulations include:

  • Valid photo ID required
  • No cheating or hacking allowed
  • Limits on objectionable sponsorships/apparel
  • No sharing of participants’ badges
  • Attendees must be 16+ or accompanied by a parent.

C. Reminders about required equipment or accessories

Players must provide their own compatible controller/arcade sticks and headphones. Noise-canceling headphones are recommended.

Setup time is limited, so come prepared with the necessary adapters and equipment tested for your selected games.

VII. Tips for Maximizing Evo Experience

A. Suggestions on how to prepare for the tournament

Here are tips to prepare for competing at Evo:

  • Research tournament brackets and match format
  • Study opponents’ strategies and playstyles
  • Grind ladder matches for practice
  • Ensure technical familiarity with games
  • Adjust key bindings if needed
  • Test headphones and controller for comfort

B. Advice on improving gaming skills and strategies

Some advice to level up your skills:

  • Drill using advanced techniques and optimal combos
  • Review your match footage and take notes
  • Learn match-up knowledge against all characters
  • Work on safe approaches and spacing
  • Limit test damage outputs in training mode
  • Spar against skilled opponents

C. Recommendations for making the most of networking opportunities

To maximize networking:

  • Engage with your pool and exchange tips
  • Attend community events and panels
  • Follow top players on social media
  • Make new connections through friendlies
  • Share contact info for future practice
  • Check out sponsor booths and developers

VIII. Conclusion

A. Recap of Evo 2023 registration process and important information

In summary, Evo 2023 registration is open from January to March, with fees from $70-140 based on number of games entered. Creating an Evo account, registering early, and reading all policies helps ensure a smooth sign-up process.

B. Encouragement for gamers to participate and enjoy the tournament

Evo 2023 is shaping up to be the biggest event yet, with record registration numbers already. I encourage all fighting game fans to experience the electric atmosphere and competition that makes Evo legendary. The numbers and tournament details will be posted at evo Twitter.

C. Final thoughts on the significance of Evo in the gaming community

From modest origins, Evo has become a premier showcase of passion and talent in the fighting game scene. Beyond trophies and titles, it represents the best of gaming culture – skill, hype, and bringing joy to players worldwide.

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