EVO 2021 confirmed as an online tournament under new Sony co-ownership

After 2020’s cancelation, the battling competition returns a lot of changed.

EVO—or the Evolution Championship Series in case you’re feeling extravagant—is the most prominent battling game competition on the planet, and now it’s claimed by Sony. All the more explicitly, it has been together procured by Sony and another consultancy and ability the executives adventure called RTS. Two of EVO’s fellow benefactors, Tom and Tony Cannon, will “remain firmly associated with a warning job,” as per Sony’s declaration.

“This organization denotes another joint effort, uniting the assets and mastery that will permit us to hoist the worldwide reach, scale and fan commitment encompassing this notorious gaming competition,” composes Sony.

Established in 1996, EVO has generally been an open end competition, which means anybody can turn up and contend in one of a modest bunch of select battling games. From 2005 onwards it has occurred in Las Vegas, yet the COVID-19 pandemic saw EVO 2020 go to an online-just configuration, which was in this way dropped because of sexual offense claims leveled against EVO CEO Joey Cuellar. Cuellar was excused from the board and supplanted by Tony Cannon, however the competition never occurred because of game distributers pulling their help.

Tony and Tom Cannon gave their own assertion not long after Sony’s securing declaration. “We need to reaffirm that badgering or maltreatment of any sort includes no spot inside EVO or any of our future occasions, and we’re playing it safe to ensure individuals from our local area will consistently be treated with the regard, pride and tolerability you merit.”

Sony has additionally affirmed that EVO 2021 will go on as an online competition between August 6-8 and 13-15. The current year’s games are Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Guilty Gear Strive—which doesn’t deliver until June 11.

In its declaration Sony additionally guaranteed that it doesn’t have any prompt intends to shake things up. “Our aggregate group is laser-centered around one mission: safeguarding the realness of EVO for the battling game local area and finding imaginative ways, close by our fans, to develop the competition and make its occasions and broadcasts more fun, drawing in and available than at any other time. At its center, EVO will remain what it has consistently been: an open-design rivalry that gives battling game fans from various nations an opportunity to interface, test their abilities, and produce new fellowships.”

Regardless of whether you don’t ordinarily follow battling games, EVO’s finales are an ensured impact.