Evolution 2019, or simply EVO 2019, was the 18th edition of the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. EVO 2019 took place on August 2nd to 4th, 2019, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. It was announced on February 26th, by EVO's tournament director Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would make its debut as an official game on the EVO 2019 game lineup. While it was confirmed to replace Smash Wii U if it released in time in 2018, this was the first EVO for Ultimate post-release. Notably, for the first time since EVO 2012, Super Smash Bros. Melee was not revealed to be in the lineup—although Melee was still present as a side event on August 3rd—making EVO 2019 the first one since 2014 to feature only one Smash game at EVO instead of two. Ultimate ran on version 3.1.0, rather than running on 4.0.0 with Hero, due to the update being released after the cutoff date for patches and being a few days before the tournament.
It is currently the largest Smash tournament of all time, with 3,534 entrants signed up for Ultimate (Without counting Online Tournaments).
Official Game Lineup
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles
Super Smash Bros. Melee singles