The Evolution Championship Series will become part of Sony Interactive Entertainment. The annual esports events, which revolve around competitions in a variety of fighting games, remain open to all platforms, according to the organization acquired.
In a message Sony mentioned It will acquire Evo with RTS, through a joint venture. RTS is a new company that originated from Endaevor, an American media company that has been active in esports for some time. It is not known how much Sony and RTS paid for the acquisition.
Sony says some of Evo’s founders, Tom and Tony Cannon, will remain closely involved, albeit in an advisory role. In their role, they must contribute to ensuring Evo continues to serve the fighting game community. Evo confirms The tournaments will remain open for all platforms even after the acquisition.
Last year Evo failed to act after allegations of sexual assault by former CEO Joy Cuellar, but this year the championships are back. The so-called Evo Online event will take place between August 6-8 and August 13-15. Participation is free and open to players from North America, Europe and Latin America. The games played in this tournament are Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Guilty Gear Strive.
The Evolution Championship Series stems from a series of tournaments initiated by Cuellar, Tom, Tony Cannon and Seth Killian in 1996. Since 2002, the name Evo has been used and the annual esports event has moved to Los Angeles, which revolves around several Street Fighter games. Toys. The event grew in the years that followed, with more and more participants, visitor numbers and higher prize money.