Evolution 2017, or simply EVO 2017, was the 16th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event took place on July 14th to 16th, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. It was announced on January 24th, 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 2017 game lineup. The ninth game was chosen via a donation drive with the proceeds gone to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Disney XD channel broadcasted Smash 4 Top 8 live on Sunday evening, which had been confirmed by a tweet from the official Disney account. The Smash 4 Top 8 was also broadcasted live on the ESPNU channel. These are the first two instances of a Smash 4 tournament being televised on a platform other than the Internet.
Official Game Lineup
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
This event was the 8th stop on the 2017 Project M Championship Circuit. As a result of Melee being mostly on Saturday and other factors, this event was smaller than previous iterations of Project M at EVO.