EVO 2021 details finally announced and going big this year
EVO 2021 is finally getting the love and attention needed. The organization just announced the details for the upcoming summer events, and we are in for a buffet of awesome content to stream all summer.
This years’ event has been hinted every since Sony acquired EVO earlier this spring. We’ve been itching to see what the new consolidated fighting games magnate has in store for us, and boy they didn’t disappoint. With more than 120 regional tournaments, EVO is now going fully global providing opportunities for amateur players to face off against rivals and make it big into fighting games.
EVO 2021 Online – Event Breakdown
Registrations for EVO 2021 Online have just opened worldwide and free to everyone interested. All the events this year will be streamed live exclusively on Twitch. Starting from June 10th and all the way through to August 15th at the EVO main event, we are treated to 50 events across Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11, Guilty Gear Strive, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Skullgirls, Soulcalibur VI and more.
Heres the full breakdown of events:
- FGC Arcade EVO Edition – June 10 – June 22
- EVO 2021 Online Warm-Up – June 26 – July 13
- EVO 2021 Online Side Tournaments – July 8 – August 3
- EVO 2021 Online Main Events – August 6-8 and 13-15
You can view the full schedule and ways to register over at the official evo.gg portal.
The Evo Community Series
Maybe the most notable upgrade to the EVO competitive system are the community series coming up this year. With over 120 tournaments promised and $74,000 in total prizing shared among them, this portion of the event is the boost the fighting games crowd needs after a long season of downtime.
Details are scarce and hard to come by so you’d have to either check the official EVO page or the Playstation news section on how to track down your regional tournament.
Thus far we know that, the FGC Arcade series will have a $20,000 global prize pool divided between North America and Europe and feature Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Tekken 7.
Following that we have the Online Warm-up with $19,000 in prize money divided between North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. Street Fighter V will replace Granblue Fantasy in this event.
Finally, the EVO Side Tourments feature the last portion of prize money (or $35,000) divided between North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia, Japan. It will feature BlazBlue, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy, Mobile Suit Gundam, Skullgirls and Soulcalibur VI.
Overall, Playstation tried to cover all bases and reach out to as many fighting games communities out there. It’s a commendable push towards a more sustainable Fighting Games ecosystem after the hardships of this previous year of hell.
As usual, we will cover as many events and betting predictions as we can in our Esports News section once the events get going.