Sony has acquired EVO, the largest fighting game export event in the world

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Sony and RTS, a new venture born out of Endeavor’s esports business, have announced that they have acquired the assets and properties of the Evolution Championship Series (Evo), the world’s largest fighting game, by Triple Perfect, Inc. through a joint venture esports partnership.

Through this new partnership, Evo co-founders Tony and Tom Cannon will continue to be closely involved as key consultants for to ensure that Evo remains a one-of-a-kind core competitive platform for fighting game players and fans all over the world. globe. This collaboration will propel Evo even further as the premier fighting tournament and promote the continued growth of the competitive gaming community across all platforms.

With the support of world-class publishers, Evo returns this year as Evo Online, a completely online competition to be held from 6 to 8 and from 13 to 15 August. Entry will be free and players in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America will be able to compete in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s Tekken 7, Capcom’s Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Warner Bros. Games’ Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Guilty Gear – Arc System Works Strive- in an open format. The online qualifiers will be live streamed for fans.

“Fighting has been a vital part of the PlayStation legacy and our community since the beginning, and we’ve been thrilled to partner with Evo over the years.”said Steven Roberts, VP, Global Competitive Gaming at SIE. “This joint acquisition with RTS marks a new chapter in collaboration with Evo co-founders Tom and Tony Cannon, and their passionate community of fighting game fans.”

“Evo is a unique and iconic community unlike any other in the fighting game space, and we are proud to partner with the SIE team and the legends that are Tom and Tony – as well as Mark Julio as Head of Business Development – to help to grow Evo, ”said Stuart Saw, CEO, RTS. “We have so many exciting projects in store for this year and beyond.”

“Tom and I are incredibly excited about the partnership with SIE and RTS”said Tony Cannon, co-founder of Evo. “Both companies bring vast experience and share our passion for what makes the fighting community so great. We look forward to working with them to take Evo to the next level while staying true to our roots. ”

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