|Dates||August 3rd-5th, 2018|
|Venue||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Address/City||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Director(s)||Mr. Wizard, Bear, Ponder, inkblot, MarkMan|
Evolution 2018, or simply EVO 2018, is the upcoming 17th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. EVO 2018 is scheduled to take place on August 3rd to 5th, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. It was announced on February 6th, by EVO's tournament director Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, that both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would be featured as official games on the EVO 2018 game lineup. The event will see the return of Melee on the Sunday finals, as Smash 4 was on the main stage in the previous year.EVO 2018 featured a playable demo of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, courtesy of Nintendo.
Official Game Lineup
|Sunday||Street Fighter V||2,484||TBA|
|Sunday||Dragon Ball FighterZ||2,575||TBA|
|Sunday||Super Smash Bros. Melee||1,351||$13,510|
|Sunday||Guilty Gear Xrd REV2||629||TBA|
|TBA||Super Smash Bros. for Wii U||1,354||$13,540|
|TBA||BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle||1,178||TBA|
- This is the first year where the lineup announcement stream was not co-hosted by Mike Ross. Instead, Tekken Project and EVO staff member Mark "MarkMan" Julio was the co-host.
- This is the first EVO since 2014 that doesn't feature a total of nine games in the main EVO lineup.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was confirmed to replace Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in the event it was released in time for EVO 2018. However, this will not take effect as it will release four months after EVO 2018.
|World Championships||EVO World 2007 · EVO 2008 · EVO 2009 · EVO 2013 · EVO 2014 · EVO 2015 · EVO 2016 · EVO 2017 · EVO 2018|
|EVO 2007 circuit||EVO South · EVO East · EVO North · EVO West|
|EVO Japan||EVO Japan 2018|