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Sony Interactive Entertainment now owns Evolution Championship Series, Announces EVO 2021 Online for August

Looks like EVO is back in shape in one form or another as its been announced that they have been acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment and that we will be getting EVO 2021 Online later in the year.

The acquisition is also completed by RTS, a new venture born out of Endeavor’s eSports business, have acquired the assets and properties of the Evolution Championship Series (Evo), the world’s largest fighting game event, from Triple Perfect through a joint venture eSports partnership.

The co-founders Tony Cannon and Tom Cannon will still be involved with the tournament as “key advisors” to help “ensure that Evo remains a ‘one of a kind’, grassroots competitive platform for fighting game players and fans around the globe.”

In a press release, Sony Interactive Entertainment vice president of Global Competitive Gaming Steven Roberts said, “Fighting games have been a vital part of PlayStation’s legacy and our community since the very beginning, and we’ve been thrilled to partner with Evo over the years. This joint acquisition with RTS marks a new chapter of collaboration with Evo’s co-founders, Tom and Tony Cannon, and their passionate community of fighting game fans.”

RTS CEO Stuart Saw added, “Evo is a unique and iconic community unlike any other in the fighting game space, and we’re proud to be partnering with the Sony Interactive Entertainment team and the legends that are Tom and Tony—as well as Mark Julio as Head of Business Development—to help grow Evo. We’ve got so many exciting plans in store for this year and beyond.”

And one of the bigger news for the fighting game community is that Evo 2021 Online will be happening from August 6 to August 8 and from August 13 to 15. Entry will be free which means players from all around the world can compete in the following titles following an open format.

  • Guilty Gear: Strive (Arc System Works)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (Capcom)
  • Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • More games to be announced soon

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