PlayStation officially revealed its plans for the company’s first Evo event since Sony’s acquisition of the fighting game tournament. Not only are the main tournament titles confirmed, but a multitude of sub-tournaments in the so-called “Evo Community Series” are also coming.
Sony acquired Evo on March 18, 2021, and was responsible for the rebranding after co-founder and tournament organizer Joey “Mr.Wizard” Cuellar left the project due to the company’s departure from the project. allegation of sexual misconduct.
The Evo 2021 online side tournaments will begin on July 8 and run through August 3. These tournaments feature games with strong communities but cannot make it to the main stage. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Gundam EX VS Maxiboost ON, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Soul Calibur VI, Their Fightin, Granblue Fantasy Versus, and UnderNight In-Birth Exe: Late [st] All appear in this series.
There will be local regional online tournaments available Granblue Fantasy Versus, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11, and Tekken 7 hosted by PlayStation from June 10 to June 22. Players will compete through qualifiers for the top spot against some of the most professional players in their community. This series of tournaments will include viewer polls, interviews and roundtables featuring some of the biggest commentators in the fighting game community.
Evo’s line of online voltages includes Street Fighter Champion Edition DRAW, Tekken 7, DEADMAN Kombat 11, and coming soon Guilty Gear Strive. These four highly anticipated titles will appear as the main featured games and their contests will run over the course of two weekends. Weekend 1 will be August 6 and weekend 2 will begin August 13.
These major titles will also appear in an online practice tournament called Evo 2021 Online Warm-Up. This event taking place from June 26 to July 13 will be what is dubbed “Contest previews for every major event title.” Players can compete in this tournament to test themselves and find out what they need to do before the actual tournament in August.
These tournaments will all take place online as the COVID-19 pandemic prevents local play for the community. They will also be broken down by region to keep the online connection as smooth as possible.
To find out what zones are allowed, tournament rules and how to register, players can visit Evo . official website.