PlayStation announces Evo 2022 live show and teases ‘exciting reveals’ this week
Including news from Arc System Works, Warner, Capcom, SNK and Bandai Namco
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a new live show it will be running alongside this week’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo).
Evo 2022, which marks the show’s 20th anniversary, is being held in Las Vegas from August 5-7.
It features the return of competitions with players facing off in 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 and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore tournaments.
While the competitions will be streamed live via Evo’s Twitch channel, Sony will also be holding its own live show from the event.
Titled PlayStation Tournaments: Evo Lounge, it will be hosted by players and commentators, and will be viewable on PlayStation’s YouTube and Twitch channels.
In a PlayStation Blog post, Louis Figueroa, SIE’s senior director of esports and competitive gaming, said the show will include news from a number of companies whose games are at Evo 2022.
“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,” he said.
Last year SIE teamed up with a new esports venture, RTS, to jointly acquire Evo.
Last month the company also announced plans to acquire esports technology platform Repeat.gg for an undisclosed sum.
The platform, which is designed to make esports more accessible, lets users compete in free and paid entry tournaments for popular games like Fortnite, Call of Duty Warzone, League of Legends, PUBG and Dota 2.