The fighting genre has been among the most influential in video games since its inception. From dominating the early arcades to becoming an integral part of online gaming, many remnants of nostalgic memories are imbued with titles like Tekken, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat, to name a few.
Compelling tournaments such as Evo exploded in popularity, incorporating a bundle of successful fighting games in the early 2000s where participants could compete in an open-tournament format. The tournaments like Evo have helped ensure the competitiveness and longevity of the genre in professional settings.
Evolution Championship Series has undoubtedly proven to be a successful annual esports event that concentrates on fighting games. Contestants garner from all around the world to Las Vegas to partake in open tournaments using the double-elimination format. The festival has dominated the fighting games for decennia.
Every successive tournament has seen an increase in spectators, and the fighting genre has only grown stronger in recent years. After hosting more than 120 online tournaments, the event is returning in 2022. PlayStation Blog has posted alluring details, but the event was announced back in 2021.
We have loved the competition through our online events, but nothing beats live, in-person tournaments between players from around the world.
It has been too long since we have experienced the spirit of the FGC in person together.
Evo is back in Las Vegas August 5-7 in 2022. pic.twitter.com/fHa7CSVC3Z
— EVO (@EVO) August 14, 2021
Evo 2022 will take place in Las Vegas from August 5 to 7 as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The spectators will be able to witness competitors unleashing their honed skills over the weekend with competitive fights. Moreover, it will be aired live for those interested in watching the event from behind a screen.
The live stream event is dubbed “Evo Lounge” and can be watched on Twitch and Youtube. The Evo Lounge is “a live show dedicated to covering all the competition’s exciting events and content.” Moreover, “Viewers will be able to stay updated with the latest at Evo and watch exclusive content that won’t be available elsewhere.” Evo Lounge will run on 5th and 6th August.
Evo Lounge will unveil exclusive coverage, bracket updates, interviews with players, thrilling content, and inside reveals from developers and publishers such as “Arc System Works, Warner Bros. Games, Capcom, SNK, and Bandai Namco Entertainment.” Scenes with the pro players and a few sneak peek of future ventures of Evo will also be revealed in the live stream.
The Evo 2022 event brings forth exhilarating and fan-favorite fighting games. Evo 2022 has been anticipated since the last year and appears to be bigger than before due to the pandemic effects finally dispersing. The event features the following titles:
- Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
- Guilty Gear -Strive-
- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
- Tekken 7
- The King of Fighters XV
- Melty Blood: Type Lumina
- Dragonball FighterZ
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus
- Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
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