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Registration for Evo 2021 Online in August is now open. Players can sign up here to compete from Aug. 6-8 and 13-15 at the PlayStation-owned event.

Evo 2021 will include Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11 and Guilty Gear Strive. Registration is free. However, it is limited to players living in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Other regions will be able to compete in one of the Evo Community Series of tournaments.

Registration for Evo 2021 and Community Series

PlayStation will also host the Evo Community Series of PS4 tournaments starting on June 10. The series will include three events leading up to Evo 2021 in August.

“Starting next week, the Evo Community Series features more than 120 tournaments across the globe,” reads a post on the official PlayStation blog. “$74,000 in total prizing and more than 100 hours of broadcasts.”

What you need to know about the Evo Community Series:

Three events will make up the Community Series. These include Evo Warm-Up Rounds, Evo Side Tournaments and FGC Arcade: Evo Edition. Each will feature a different set of games and different number of regions that players will be able to join from.

The Evo Side Tournament event will include games that have normally found a home off the main stage at Evo. It includes BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON and more. Full lists of every game and region for each tournament can be found on PlayStation’s official blog.

Evo 2021 is under the PlayStation umbrella

Evo 2020 had been cancelled after former president Joey Cuellar was accused of preying on young boys during the 1990s and 2000s. Capcom, NetherRealms, Bandai Namco and other studios pulled out of the tournament after the news came to light.

Additionally, Sony announced that they had jointly acquired Evo with RTS, the esports-centered part of the entertainment group Endeavor, in March of 2021.

“Evo co-founders Tom and Tony Cannon will remain closely involved in an advisory role to ensure Evo continues to service the fighting game community and support its vibrant growth,” Steven Roberts, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Vice President of Global Competitive Gaming , said in a post.

“We also want to voice our support for Evo’s message today about creating a safe and inclusive environment for players,”  Roberts said. “We’ve always made that our highest priority. As a collective team, we’ll work closely together to ensure future Evo events are safe and welcoming for the entire community.”

 


Aron Garst looks at esports from a different point of view by tackling the ways games are molded and broken by players around the world. He covers Call of Duty, Fortnite, Super Smash Bros, and everything else for Upcomer. You can read his previous work at WIRED, Rolling Stone, ESPN and elsewhere. Rise up red sea.


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