Evo 2022 is happening this weekend, starting on Friday the 5th August — and Sony will apparently be trying its best to curate the experience for those of us watching from home. Traditionally, Evo's tournaments are livestreamed across a bunch of different Twitch channels, usually separated game by game. We assume that this will still be the case at the weekend, but PlayStation will be hosting its own stream alongside the usual, more focused coverage.
Sony's official 'Evo Lounge' sounds like it'll be the place to go if you want an overview of how the event as a whole is going. The company's own description of the stream reads: "A live show dedicated to covering all the competition’s exciting events and content. The show is hosted by players and commentators who live and breathe the FGC. Viewers will be able to stay updated with the latest at Evo and watch exclusive content that won’t be available elsewhere."
The most interesting part, though? It's looking like this is where we'll be getting fresh information on current and upcoming fighting games. We can expect announcements from this stream, as the description continues: "The Evo Lounge will feature top-shelf curated show coverage, bracket updates, interviews with players, and exciting content and reveals from developers and publishers, such as Arc System Works, Warner Bros. Games, Capcom, SNK, and Bandai Namco Entertainment, as well as all the latest from the scene with pro players and casters. Viewers will be treated to the latest news for our favourite games and a few sneak peeks of what’s ahead."
The Evo Lounge will be broadcast on both Twitch and YouTube, across the 5th and 6th August.
It'll be well worth keeping track of this stream if you're big on fighting games. Over the years, Evo has become something of an E3-esque event for the genre, with key publishers choosing to reveal new titles and significant updates during the final day.
Indeed, there's a lot that could potentially be revealed here: Guilty Gear Strive's second season of DLC is a lock, Capcom's bound to show more of Street Fighter 6, and we honestly wouldn't bet against a heavy hitter like Tekken 8 being teased. We'll know for sure soon enough!
Will you be watching Evo 2022 this weekend? Does this Evo Lounge sound like a good idea? Get ready to fight in the comments section below.
Mk 12? Injustice 3? Mk vs dc 2?
I like the fact they are creating a 'lounge area' for us to access content without hopping around. It sounds like a decent way to get a good idea of whats happening in the event from one 0lace, and Ill certainly give it a try..
It’s good that theyre have a go to place for new reveals and content for anyone who just wants the news. I’m assuming reveals are still happening after grand finals for each respective game though, right?
@Deoxyr1bose Yeah, I think that's probably still the case. Revealing a new game during a stream that people at the event won't even be watching sounds like a stupid idea. They'll want the crowd to get hyped, as per usual.
Plus, this stream is the 5th and 6th August only — it doesn't cover the final day, presumably because all of the top 8s will be on one main stream anyway. That's where we'll likely get the big announcements.
Awesome, will keep an eye out for this!
@ShogunRok @Deoxyr1bose Most of Friday the main stage is saved for developer panels and special events, there's a confirmed segment with Guilty Gear's Daisuke Ishiwatari among others. I imagine a lot of revelas will actually happen there.
I’m glad Sony promoting the Fgc unlike Microsoft and Nintendo who doesn’t give a dammed about the fighting game community. Nintendo doesn’t even want smash played at big fighting game tournaments.
So THIS is where Playstation All-Stars 2 gets announced
@Voltan Oh so that's probably going to be part of this stream as well? That makes sense.
Doesn't Netherealm studios come under WB umbrella? Or is it just Multiversus we will see/ hear about? Hoping for new MK or Injustice, mk x dc or a brand new gory fighter. New Soul calibur would be great with actual cutscenes and weapons with stats like the old days.
@get2sammyb OT but since I see you commenting here... have yall ever thought about making an Article about all those awful 1,50€-3,00€ Games that get spammed into the PS Store for months now? In the last few days alone 13+ new got added and I really, really wish Sony would start enforcing a maximum amount of Games on Publisher can Release every month
Sounds great! Looking forward to SFV's possibly final EVO, SF6 news, and MultiVersus news/competitive play!
I'm good playing against the COM but playing vs others online make me feel so outmatched at times. Regardless I still enjoy consuming Fighting Game content and this EVO lounge sounds like it could be a good time. Show me what Soul Calibur 7 is like and I'll be happy.
Having a place for those who just wants the news and reveals gets a thumbs up from me.👍
It looks like the EVO Lounge will be streamed on the PlayStation twitch channel (which I didn't even know existed until now). Is that correct?
@vict0RGM Both their Twitch channel and their YouTube channel
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