Evo is always one of the year's most anticipated competitive fighting game tournaments, with Super Smash Bros. Melee (and the Wii U entry in the series) often drawing huge crowds on location and online. With the 2017 tournament coming on 14th July, the hype is building early for this year's contest.

Eight games have been confirmed for the 'fight card', with both Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U confirmed to be returning to the main stage. A ninth game, however, will be picked by fans, and there are two Nintendo titles in the shortlist - Pokkén Tournament and, surprisingly, upcoming Switch title ARMS.

Details are below.

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  • The vote is determined by the game that draws the most donations in a special fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish International charity.
  • Donations must be made on this page before 8th February.
  • Donations are capped at $10,000 per person. The winning game will become a full part of the Evo event.

In the early running ARMS is struggling, but Pokkén Tournament is certainly in with a chance.

It'll be interesting to see what wins through, ultimately, though for many Evo is always synonymous with Smash Bros. battles between the world's best players. Here's hoping for another top-notch event in the Summer.

With thanks to DrRandle for the heads up.

[via shoryuken.com]