The Evolution Championship Collection, extra generally generally known as Evo, was the most important preventing recreation event on this planet. Nevertheless, a mix of coronavirus issues and allegations of sexual misconduct put a cease to Evo 2020 and subsequent on-line occasion, Evo 2020 On-line.
Following an overhaul in administration, it was unclear whether or not Evo would make a return this yr, however now we’ve affirmation that it is taking place — and it is Sony pulling the strings. The Japanese big has truly simply acquired Evo in partnership with esports enterprise RTS, and it is pushing ahead with plans for Evo On-line 2021, which is able to happen in August.
You’ll find the official announcement under.
Right now, we’re thrilled to announce the subsequent chapter within the story of PlayStation and Evo, the world’s largest and longest-running preventing recreation event. Sony Interactive Leisure has teamed up with RTS to accumulate Evo via a three way partnership partnership. With experience spanning esports occasion administration, model and developer consulting and gaming expertise administration, RTS is a brand new enterprise led by CEO Stuart Noticed and backed by buyers together with world leisure, sports activities and content material firm Endeavor.
Evo co-founders Tom and Tony Cannon will stay intently concerned in an advisory function to make sure Evo continues to service the preventing recreation neighborhood and assist its vibrant development.
Contemplating the wealthy historical past of Evo as a world occasion, this transfer may very well be considered as a big step into the world of esports for each Sony and PlayStation. Certainly, the corporate has been dipping its toes into the world of aggressive gaming for fairly a while; it was a significant sponsor of Evo for various years beforehand, and PlayStation hosts common on-line preventing recreation tournaments via its official YouTube, Twitch, and social media channels.
Evo On-line 2021 begins on the sixth August, operating till the eighth August, earlier than taking a brief break. It’s going to then return on the 13th August, and finish on the 15th August. Entry will probably be free.
The next preventing video games may have tournaments as a part of Evo On-line 2021:
PlayStation’s official press launch concludes:
For PlayStation, at this time’s announcement marks an thrilling step in our journey to foster the expansion of the preventing recreation neighborhood and esports, and assist aggressive avid gamers broadly on our consoles. Combating video games are vastly common on PlayStation consoles, with avid gamers logging greater than 1.1 billion gameplay hours in 2020 alone. We’re dedicated to breaking down the boundaries for avid gamers to compete in any respect ranges and offering a best-in-class, world platform for them to showcase their expertise and fervour.
So there you may have it: Evo is now a Sony PlayStation gig. Will you be tuning in to look at the event this summer time? Prepare for the subsequent battle within the feedback part under.