UPDATING AS NEW CONFIRMATIONS COME IN:
Looks like EVO 2006 is going to be a showcase for top international talent. They’re coming out of retirement for this one…
If I wasn’t already going, I’d show up just to watch these monsters at work.
This list is not complete. Many more Japanese players (who specialize in many different games) have said they are coming, but we have not been able confirm them yet. Confirmed players currently include:
Daigo “the Beast!” Umehara
Shin-ya “Nuki” Ohnuki