Sony purchased the Evolution Championship Series, or Evo as it is often known, back in March of this year. Since then the two haven’t talked much about this merger might mean for the FGC, or gamers who enjoy the event. However today, via the PlayStation blog, we are learning about a new set of tournaments being held this June.
Being held between June 10 and August 3, The Evo Community series is being billed as an event for all gamers and a celebration of the community. According to the official blog post:
Starting next week, the Evo Community Series features more than 120 tournaments across the globe, $74,000 in total prizing, and more than 100 hours of broadcasts.
As part of this community celebration, PlayStation is hosting three tournaments from June 10 through August 3. Eligible PS4 players in select regions across the globe will be able to participate in these open-format competitions for a chance to vanquish rivals and win cash prizes (details below). Select matches will be broadcast on the PlayStation Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as Evo’s Twitch channel.
Whether you can perform frame-perfect inputs or simply enjoy watching the execution of a tricky combo, this culmination of fans’ commitment to the fighting game community brings together different scenes over a shared love for the genre. Look forward to a record-breaking number of upsets, underdogs, and unforgettable moments at these highly accessible events. Register today on the PlayStation Competition Center or the Events tab on your PS4 console.
Arcade: Evo Edition will take place between June 10-22. Players will compete for a chance at a $20,000 prize pool in games like Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Tekken 7.
The PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Warm-up will be set from June 26-July 13 and will feature a $19,000 prize pool. Games included in this set are Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and Tekken 7.
The last new tournament is the PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Side Tournaments and will occur July 8 through to August 3. It will feature a $35,000 prize pool. Featured games for this tournament include BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Soulcalibur VI and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r].