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Sony acquires EVO


Mar 24, 2021 ,
Sony Acquires EVO

Microsoft has been moving in an interesting way in recent months, first, it bought Bethesda and is now negotiating the purchase of Discord. Signs that should cause Sony some concern. The Japanese house was not watching by acquiring a very important company in the world of eSports.

Sony has in fact purchased EVO Evolution Championship Series and is now part of PlayStation. An important shot that places Sony in the world of eSports. But what is EVO? EVO is Evolution Champions Series an annual eSports event dedicated exclusively to combat esports. From this year the event will be under Sony and will therefore be the PlayStation will be the main console.

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This changes the cards, because as many fans will know the most famous fighting game was Super Smash Bros which obviously is on Nintendo. Will EVO continue to host the Nintendo game?

“Nintendo has enjoyed interacting with fans in previous Evo tournaments and wishes the organizers of the show the best with their new adventure. We will continue to evaluate Evo and other opportunities as we plan our future online and offline Super Smash Bros. tournament activity. “A Nintendo spokesperson said.

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“Today we are thrilled to announce the next chapter in the history of PlayStation and Evo, the largest and longest running fighting tournament in the world,” Sony says in a blog post detailing the acquisition.

“For PlayStation, today’s announcement marks an exciting step on our journey to foster the growth of the fighting and esports community and broadly support competitive gamers on our consoles,” says PlayStation. “Fighting games are hugely popular on PlayStation consoles, with gamers logging over 1.1 billion hours of gameplay in 2020 alone.”

With the support of world-class publishers, Evo returns this year as Evo Online, a fully online competition to be held from 6 to 8 and from 13 to 15 August. Entry will be free and players in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America * will be able to compete in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s Tekken 7, Capcom’s Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Warner Bros. Games ** Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Guilty Gear ™ -Strive- by Arc System Works in an open format. The online qualifiers will be live-streamed for fans and further details will be shared in the coming weeks on evo.gg.

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