Tag: Evo

  • News Evo 2024 Games Announced, Tekken 8 and Street Fighter 6 Headline

    A new battle begins

    The main games lineup for Evo 2024 has been revealed, and to the surprise of no one, Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 are the headline acts. Those heavy hitters will be joined by Guilty Gear Strive, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, Under Night In-Birth 2 , Mortal Kombat 1, King of Fighters XV, and

  • News Full Evo 2023 Showcase Confirmed, Featuring Live Game Announcements and Updates

    Tekken! Street Fighter! Guilty Gear! Granblue!

    Over the years, Evo has become more than just the world's biggest fighting game event: it's now a prime venue for publishers and developers to get the word out about their latest projects. It's a bit like E3, but with a specific focus on fighting games. And with Evo 2023 — which begins on the 4th...

  • News Street Fighter 6 Is Leading the Charge for Evo 2023 Player Registrations

    No surprises there

    Set to release just a couple of months before Evo 2023 kicks off in August, it's perhaps no surprise that Street Fighter 6 has attracted the most player registrations so far. Capcom's series has always played a pivotal role in the annual event, and its top eight finals are usually saved for last. In recent years, however, Street...

  • News Street Fighter 6 Leads Evo 2023 as Big Prize Pools and Format Changes are Confirmed

    Eight main games

    Kicking off on the 4th August, Evo 2023 has confirmed which fighting games will be taking to the main stage. This year, eight titles have been chosen, with Street Fighter 6 leading the charge. With Capcom's anticipated brawler set to release on the 2nd June, players will have roughly two months to get clued up on the competitive...

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  • News Evo 2023's Main Games Will Be Announced Tomorrow

    Ready? Fight!

    Evo 2023 will be taking place at some point this summer, with Sony once again backing the world's biggest fighting game event. But what fighting games are actually going to be there? Well, we'll find out tomorrow (that's the 21st February), as an 'Announcement Show' will air at 5PM Pacific / 8PM Eastern / 1AM UK time the next day...

  • News Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 Still Champions as Evo 2022 Viewer Stats are Revealed

    Golden oldies

    Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 may feel like they've been around for hundreds of years, but they still pull in audiences like no other fighting games currently on the market. Both titles were, of course, part of Evo 2022, which happened just last weekend — and now esports analytics outfit Esports Charts has crunched the numbers to...

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  • Live Watch Evo 2022 Finals Day Right Here

    You Win

    Evo has long been the biggest event on the fighting game calendar, and it's finally back in-person this year following its pandemic-based hiatus. Evo 2022 began on Friday the 5th August, and it ends today, on Sunday the 7th August. Evo's final day is always a huge occasion, because it's when the event's biggest tournaments conclude. Today,...

  • News Mortal Kombat News Ruled Out for Sony's Evo 2022 Event


    It's a good time to be a fighting game fan. Whether you're enjoying the casual brawling of the popular MultiVersus or are gearing up for next year's Street Fighter 6, there's plenty to be excited about. Evo 2022 is also just around the corner, and Sony — which now owns the annual tournament — will be hosting live events that will...

  • News PlayStation Announces Its Own Evo 2022 Livestream, Will Feature Reveals

    Get ready for the next battle

    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...

  • News Guilty Gear Strive Dominates Evo 2022 Player Registrations as Top Fighting Games are Revealed

    Blame the beasts

    Evo 2022 is just a few weeks away, set to kick off on the 5th August. It's going to be the first in-person Evo since 2019, with the last two events having been either cancelled or moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It'll also be the second Evo since Sony acquired the brand in March 2021. Anyway, with the big weekend quickly...

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  • News EVO, Sony, and Epic Working to Reduce Fighting Game Input Latency

    A response

    If you’re a pro player, milliseconds matter. The reality is that the vast majority of us wouldn’t notice input latency unless it’s especially aggressive, but when you’re playing fighting games at a professional level, it’s a problem. Here’s the rub, then: Sony is one of the co-owners of the popular EVO fighting game...

  • News The Main Games at Evo 2022 Have Been Announced

    Ready? Fight!

    The Evolution Championship Series, or Evo as it's more commonly known, is the world's biggest fighting game event, and this year's lineup has just been announced. There are no real surprises here (outside of Nintendo denying Super Smash Bros. entry, if that even counts as a surprise), but the roster is still rather stacked. Here are...

  • Reaction Why Did PlayStation Buy Evo?

    Kings of competition

    In single player focused communities like Push Square, esports get overlooked. But make no mistake, this sector of the market is enormous: BBC regularly hosts Rocket League and League of Legends tournaments live on its website now, while UKIE pegs the sector’s overall global revenue at $1.1 billion as of 2020 – and that...

  • News Sony Buys Fighting Game Tournament Evo, Evo Online Confirmed for August

    A big esports move

    The Evolution Championship Series, more commonly known as Evo, was the biggest fighting game tournament in the world. However, a combination of coronavirus complications and allegations of sexual misconduct put a stop to Evo 2020 and subsequent online event, Evo 2020 Online. Following an overhaul in management, it was unclear...

  • News EVO 2020 Online Officially Cancelled Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    All publishers pull support

    Evo 2020 was cancelled earlier this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but a series of online events were set to replace it. Now, those events are officially cancelled as well. Joey Cuellar, commonly known as Mr. Wizard, has been accused of sexual misconduct. Cuellar was the CEO of Evo, but he's now been...

  • News Evo 2020 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus, Online Event Planned Instead

    Down but not out

    The inevitable has happened: Evo 2020 won't be going ahead this summer due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. The official Evo Twitter account broke the news, adding that all purchased tickets will be refunded. Evo is the biggest annual fighting game event in the world, and this'll be the first time that the gathering has been...

  • News EVO 2K Videos Show Off Incredible Fighting Skills

    We'll never be this good

    If the 15 minutes of Netherrealm's Injustice fired up your appetite for fighting game footage, these videos from last weekend's EVO 2K tournament should hit the spot. Players from all over the world headed to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, with some truly dazzling skills on display. Here are some videos of the final...