Dragon Ball FighterZ’s popularity has been demonstrated this week by the high number of registrants for this year’s EVO tournament. In fact, the recorded EVO registrants is the highest for any game at this year’s competition. These numbers may indicate that as Dragon Ball FighterZ continues to expand so too does its success within the community.
The high number of registrants is quite an achievement for the game considering it will be debuting at this year’s tournament. However, it may be the game’s freshness that is spurring on its popularity. Many top-tier competitive gamers have been attracted to the game despite the prevalence of consistently popular fighters such as Injustice 2 and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Both of these games will also be present at the EVO tournament and still remain popular choices among registrants.
Many popular games have been included for this year’s tournament including Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, BlazBlue Croos-Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, and the aforementioned games. It’s a strong roster of popular fighting games, although there are some notable exceptions.
Dragon Ball FighterZ’s success extends beyond the number of EVO registrants, and will likely continue thanks to a robust DLC plan. Just this week, Bandai Namco released a trailer for Broly, the latest to join the fighting game’s roster.
Popularity among the community is essential for a game’s growth, and so interest for Dragon Ball FighterZ at EVO is a positive sign for the game’s future. Moreover, the high number of registrants at the tournament will help boost its profile among more casual gamers.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. EVO 2018 will take place at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas from August 3rd to the 5th.