EVO 2023 is the biggest event on the competitive calendar for fighting games this year, and Melty Blood Type Lumina has a mainstage event. This is going to be one of our biggest-ever tournaments for the game. Melty Blood Type Lumina at EVO 2023 has a huge prize pool and pretty much all of the best players are showing up to take part.
If you want to know how it’s all going to work, and who the top players are, well break down everything you need to know. With over 500 players attending, this is going to be a huge tournament for one of the biggest anime fighting games. This is how everything works.
Melty Blood Type Lumina EVO 2023
Melty Blood Type Lumina at EVO 2023 is one of the biggest tournaments we’ve seen for the series to date. It’s going to have a $30,520 prize pool on offer. That puts it in line with other major events at the tournament like Guilty Gear Strive at EVO 2023. Fittingly for the increased prize pool, there are 552 players coming to the tournament, with loads of the top names attending.
The event will start off as a general pools round before we narrow things down the best players for the bracket. The main event will be the Top 6 bracket, which is played in double elimination until we find the best Type Lumina player for this year.
Who exactly are the competitors though? Out of those 500 players, which are the names worth watching?
Top Players to Watch at Melty Blood Type Lumina EVO 2023
ScrawtVermillion is definitely one of the top contenders for the top spot this year. He’s coming in with great momentum behind him. The player has recently won both CEO 2023 and Combo Breaker, back-to-back. Even last year he managed to come in 4th at EVO 2022 for the game. It looks like this could be the year he breaks through to first at EVO itself too.
Jing is a former EVO Champion, returning to defend his title in 2023. After winning last year he’s definitely one of the main players to keep an eye on this time. Jing might be the player to beat for a lot of others turning up to EVO 2023, but he might have it in him to go all the way two years in a row.
Masoma is one of the biggest players in Melty Blood. He’s reached the Grand Finals in the past playing Melty Blood Type Lumina. After coming in second last year, he’s been on a strong run since. After that result at EVO, he took 1st at East Coast Throwdown, CEOTaku, and most recently Texas Showdown. He looks set to be a big part of Melty Blood at EVO 2023.
Kiri is another player who achieved big things at last year’s EVO Melty Blood event, if they can follow up this year, they could rise even higher in the rankings. Last time, they managed third. Since then, they’ve had a few good results at tournaments like Crossover Arc 2023. The Melty Blood Type Lumina EVO 2023 event could be their chance to grasp a title even higher this year.
Those are some of the best players showing up for this tournament. It’s going to be a real highlight of the year for Melty Blood. If you want to follow along, you can catch all the action on the official EVO stream over August 4-6.