Sony announced that they acquired Evolution Championship Series as known as EVO, the world’s largest fighting game tournament.
Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS have acquired “assets and properties” of the Evo series. If you don’t know, RTS is an esports venture from Endeavor.
And the dates of this year’s EVO Events have announced. They will be held digitally because of the pandemic. The dates are August 6 – 8 and August 13 – 15. The events will include popular fighting games like Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Tekken 7, and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.
Evo business developer Mark Julio posted a Twitter status about the subject;
Sony said “Today, we’re thrilled to announce the next chapter in the story of PlayStation and Evo, the world’s largest and longest-running fighting game tournament,” in a blog post about the acquisition.
“For PlayStation, today’s announcement marks an exciting step in our journey to foster the growth of the fighting game community and esports, and support competitive gamers widely on our consoles,” says PlayStation. “Fighting games are hugely popular on PlayStation consoles, with gamers logging more than 1.1 billion gameplay hours in 2020 alone.”
Also, Nintendo stated a commentary about the acquisition of the EVO. Saying, “Nintendo has enjoyed engaging with fans at past Evo tournaments and wish the show organizers the best with their new venture. We will continue to assess Evo, and other opportunities, as we plan for future online and offline Super Smash Bros. tournament activity.”