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Evolution Championship Series to return next month

By Arthur Apostol Published Jul 06, 2021 6:14 pm

In case you missed it, the world’s biggest and longest-running fighting game competition announced last March that it will be back in an online format as Evo Online 2021, with more than $75,000 in prizes.

The competition will span across four regions of the globe and will follow their local time zones including Europe, Latin America, North America, and Asia.

Evo Online 2021 will have four games in the main event including Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Guilty Gear Strive for all regions, and Mortal Kombat 11 for North America, Latin America, and Europe only.

There will also be side tournaments for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS. Maxi Boost ON, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle, Thems’ Fightin’ Herds, Under Night In-Birth, and Soulcalibur VI.

The first weekend of Evo Online 2021 is from August 6 to 8 and will start at 11:00 a.m for all days. The second weekend is on August 13 to 15 but the broadcast times are yet be announced

The event was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and sexual misconduct allegations against its former CEO, Joey Cuellar.

EVO has officially cut ties with Cuellar a day after the allegations erupted in social media and Tom Cannon, one of the four founders of the event, has taken his position since then.

Sony months later announced that they had joint acquisition of the event with Endeavor’s RTS.

Registrations are still open for those who wish to participate at their site and will close on July 16, 12:00 PM.

Fans and viewers can watch the official broadcast through EVO's Twitch channel.

(Images from the Evolution Championship Series)