Sony has just announced that it has acquired the Evolution Championship Series, also known as EVO. 

Sony Interactive Entertainment Acquires Fighting Game Tournament EVO

EVO is the world’s largest fighting game tournament hosting games from Street Fighter to Dragon Ball FighterZ. After the cancellation of EVO last year due to both the pandemic and sexual assault allegations at one of the co-founders, many people wondered what the fate of EVO would be.

Well, today we now know that Sony is planning on keeping EVO around and even revealed the dates for it’s all digital return. 

Here is more information from Business Wire.

“With the support of world-class publishers, Evo is returning this year as Evo Online, a fully online competition taking place August 6 - 8 and 13 - 15.

Entry will be free, and players in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America* 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.

The online qualifiers will be livestreamed for fans, and more details will be shared in the coming weeks on evo.gg.”

EVO will be run by the joint venture of SIE and RTS. This announcement comes as a shock to many folks, and it remains to be seen what this new life for EVO looks like.

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