News business EVO is acquired by Sony and joins the PlayStation family
A new adventure begins for the EVO, the Evolution Championship Series, a cultural event that has hosted many tournaments on popular fighting games since 1996. In fact, Sony Interactive Entertainment partnered with RTS, a brand new esports organization, to acquire the Evolution Championship Series.
The news has just been posted on the official Sony Interactive Entertainment website: After several partnerships between PlayStation and EVO, Sony decides to buy the largest fighting game tournament with the help of RTS, the company’s subsidiary. Endeavor directed by Stuart Saw.
Today we are excited to announce the next chapter in the history of PlayStation and EVO, the world’s largest and longest fighting game tournament. Sony Interactive Entertainment has partnered with RTS to acquire EVO in a joint venture partnership. THEY
Despite this acquisition, Sony is pleased to announce that EVO co-founders Tom and Tony Cannon will continue to be involved in the project to ensure the tournament continues its dynamic growth.
To celebrate this new event Sony announces that EVO will return this year with a digital edition called EVO Online. The latter takes place from August 6th to 8th and August 13th to 15th Players from North America, Europe, Asia and South America can take part for free in tournaments with titles like Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Mortal Kombat 11 or Guilty Gear Strive, the new creation of Arc System Works (Dragon, Ball FighterZ) is for expected June 11th on PC, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
Our joint team is focused on one mission: to preserve the authenticity of EVO for the fighting game community and to find creative ways together with our fans to expand the tournament and make its events and shows more fun, attractive and accessible than ever before. EVO will stay as it always was: an open competition where fans of fighting games from different countries have the opportunity to socialize, test their skills and make new friends. THEY
By Jerome Joffard, Writing from igamesnews.com