EVO changes hands; Sony Interactive Entertainment buys the rights to the fighting tournament
PlayStation strengthens its position in the world of eSports and does so by acquiring nothing less than the property of EVO, the organizer of the Evolution championship series, the most important fighting games tournament in the world. The acquisition of Sony Interactive Entertainment is being done jointly with RTS, a new company dedicated to the eSports business, and has already made some announcements.
The first of these is that despite the purchase, the founders of EVO y organizadores del evento hasta la fecha, Tony y Tom Cannon, seguirán trabajando como consultores del torneo, para asegurarse de que EVO “se mantiene como único en su especie, como una plataforma de raíces competitivas para jugadores de jue de lucha y fans en todo the world”.
The second announcement after the purchase is that the tournament will return this summer with an online edition. EVO 2021 Online will be held August 6-8 and August 13-15
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Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (Capcom)
Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Will it be playable on other platforms and will matches be limited to PlayStation?
This is the question we all asked ourselves after hearing the announcement. Super Smash Bros. will it continue to be present at EVO after the purchase of Sony? Although there is still no official confirmation, it seems that it cannot be ruled out: “EVO remains open to all platforms. The PlayStation and RTS teams allow us to continue working with our community to support the games. combat, ”said Mark Julio, general manager of business development at EVO.