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Fragster | 4. August 2022

EVO 2022 kicks off tomorrow

Tomorrow, the prestigious fighting game tournament EVO 2022 will celebrate its 20th anniversary by opening its gates to players and visitors in Las Vegas. In addition to competition in nine titles, viewers and visitors can look forward to a number of side events, including PlayStation’s EVO Lounge live show. 

The 20th edition of the Evolution Championship Series 2022 is set to take place between August 5-7 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. 

EVO 2022 disciplines 

As usual, the biggest fighting game tournament of the year features multiple fighting game titles, with thousands of competitors attending for a chance to make a name for themselves in the fighting game community.

Here’s the list of the nine fighting game titles that will be featured at EVO 2022, along with the number of contestants who registered to compete: 

  • Guilty Gear Strive (2,158)
  • Street Fighter V: Championship Edition (1,324)
  • Tekken 7 (1,218)
  • The King of Fighters XV (1,009)
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (635)
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus (525)
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate (462)
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina (411)
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore (295)

Besides the nine official tournaments, there will be multiple community-run side competitions in games such as Samurai Shodown, Soulcalibur VI or Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Furthermore, EVO will also host a tournament in the open beta of the new fighting game MultiVersus, which will see duos of players compete for the title of the game’s first champions.

EVO 2022 can be watched online on all EVO’s Twitch channels, starting on August 5 at 7 pm CEST. 

PlayStation Tournaments: Evo Lounge live show

As a part of the event, PlayStation will feature its own booth streaming a live show that will be dedicated to covering exciting EVO moments and content, along with “peeks into what’s ahead for the FGC”.

The show will be hosted by known FGC players and commentators to keep viewers updated with what’s happening at the event. This will include show coverage, bracket updates, interviews, and reveals from developers and publishers. Arc System Works,  Warner Bros. Games, Capcom, SNK, and Bandai Namco Entertainment will be among the developers who will reveal some of their new projects. However, Ed Boon, the creator of the popular series Mortal Combat, has an unsettling message for fans: Mortal Combat 12 won’t be revealed this week. 

Moreover, the show will offer exclusive content from the event that won’t be available elsewhere. PlayStation Tournaments: Evo Lounge can be watched live on Plastation’s Twitch and YouTube channels on August 5 and 6.

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