Sony is now part-owner of Evo, the most prestigious fighting game tournament
Sony and RTS, a brand new enterprise from Endeavor’s esports enterprise, have acquired the prestigious Evo fighting game tournament by way of “a three way partnership esports partnership.” The phrases of the acquisition weren’t disclosed “attributable to contractual commitments.”
“Fighting video games have been an important half of PlayStation’s legacy and our neighborhood since the very starting, and we’ve been thrilled to accomplice with Evo over the years,” Steven Roberts, VP of international aggressive gaming at Sony Interactive Leisure, mentioned in a press launch. “This joint acquisition with RTS marks a brand new chapter of collaboration with Evo’s co-founders, Tom and Tony Cannon, and their passionate neighborhood of fighting game followers.”
Tom and Tony Cannon additionally shared a message to the Evo neighborhood concerning the acquisition. “The brand new partnership is dedicated to bringing wonderful tournaments and aggressive gaming experiences again to you this 12 months and past,” they said.
The organizations additionally introduced that Evo will likely be again this 12 months as Evo On-line, a digital fighting game competitors taking place from August sixth–eighth and August thirteenth–fifteenth. Gamers can compete in tournaments for Responsible Gear Try, Mortal Kombat 11: Final, Avenue Fighter V: Champion Version, and Tekken 7.
Final 12 months, Evo was scheduled to happen on-line in the summer time as a result of of the COVID-19 pandemic, nevertheless it was canceled after co-founder and president Joey Cuellar was accused of sexual misconduct.
“We wish to reaffirm that harassment or abuse of any type has no place inside Evo or any of our future occasions, and we’re taking each precaution to ensure members of our neighborhood will at all times be handled with the respect, dignity and decency you deserve,” the Cannons mentioned of their assertion.
Evo will likely be operated by the three way partnership, in accordance with a press launch.
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