Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), together with its eSports business RTS, announced today that it has acquiredThe Evolution Championship Series ( Evo), the world's largest fighting game eSports event.
Evo Online to be held in August.
Evo co-founders Tom Cannon and Tony Cannon said the acquisition was made with the belief that an experienced strategic partner was needed to continue to serve the fighting game community and contribute to the overall development of the community, and that a partnership with SEA and RTS would be a great way to do that. By partnering with SIE and RTS, we are committed to continuing to deliver a great tournament and competitive gaming experience.
In conjunction with the acquisition announcement, the company announced that it will host Evo Online, a fully online event, from Friday, August 6, 2021 to Sunday, August 8, 2021 and Friday, August 13, 2021 to Sunday, August 15, 2021 (U.S. local time ).
Participation is free of charge. Tekken 7, Street Fighter V Champion Edition, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- will be available in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. - The tournament will be held in an open tournament format.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate" will be available only in North America, Europe, and Latin America.
The event will be livestreamed live and will be available to the public.
The event will be live-streamed, so fans from all over the world will be able to watch the online matches and enjoy the heated competition in real time.
More details and additional information will be announced on the official Evo website as they become available.
The Beginning of a New Evo
Evo had planned to hold another online competition in 2020, but it was cancelled due to various reasons.
Evo Online", the first online event jointly organized by Evo, SIE, and RTS, will be a new beginning not only for Evo, but for e-sports as a whole.
For more information on the announcement, please visit the SEA Blog.