Play Station officially revealed its plans For the company’s first Evo event since its acquisition of Sony’s fighting game tournament. Not only have the mainstage tournament titles been confirmed, but a number of side tournaments called the “Evo Community Series” are also coming up.
Sony acquired Evo on March 18, 2021, and was responsible for the rebranding after leaving the project due to tournament co-founder and organizer Joey “Mr. sexual misconduct allegations.
The Evo 2021 online side tournament will begin on July 8 and will run till August 3. These tournaments consist of games that have strong communities but fail to make it to the main stage. blazeblue cross tag battlehandjob Dragon Ball FighterZhandjob gundam ex vs maxiboost onhandjob Skullgirls 2nd againhandjob Soul Caliber VIhandjob they are fighting in herdshandjob Granblue Fantasy Vs, and Undernight In-Birth Exe: Late [st] Everyone appears in this series.
There will be local area online tournaments featuring Granblue Fantasy Versus, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11, and Tekken 7 Hosted by PlayStation from June 10th to June 22nd. Players will compete through qualifiers to rise to the top to battle some of the best pro players in their communities. The tournament series will feature audience polls, interviews and a round table featuring some of the biggest commentators in the fighting game community.
Evo’s online mainstage lineup includes Street Fighter V Champion Editionhandjob Tekken 7handjob perishable battle 11, and upcoming guilty gear attempt. These four titles were expected by many to appear as the main featured games and their competitions would take place over two full weekends. Weekend 1 will be on 6th August and Weekend 2 will start from 13th August.
These mainstage titles will also appear during an online practice tournament called the Evo 2021 Online Warm-Up. The event, to be held from June 26 to July 13, is being dubbed “Contest previews for every main event title.” Players can compete in this tournament to test themselves and find out what works for them ahead of the actual tournament in August.
All these tournaments will be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has halted local play for the community. They will also be broken down by regions to keep the online connection as smooth as possible.
To find out which areas are being allowed, tournament rules and how to register, players can visit official evo website.