Sony Acquires EVO, The Largest eSports Fighting Game Tournament

Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that they’ve teamed up with RTS to acquire the Evolution Championship Series. EVO was co-founded in 1996 by Tom and Tony Cannon and the duo will remain involved in an advisory role.

The tournament itself has been a cultural  phenomenon and created some iconic moments in the fighting game scene.

Due to Covid-19, this year’s EVO tournament will take place online on August 6 – 8 and 13 -15. Entry will be free and players from all regions will be welcome. Players will be able to compete in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s Tekken 7, Capcom’s Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Warner Bros. Games’ Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate**, and Arc System Works’ Guilty Gear -Strive- in an open format. So far, these are the games confirmed for this year’s tournament with more to follow.

So what does this acquisition mean for other platforms since PlayStation are now the parent company of EVO?. Well, it doesn’t change anything as the tournament will still remain open to other platforms. Sony will provide more updates to this year’s EVO in the coming months and we’ll keep you posted when things kick in to high gear.

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