On Tuesday 01 June 2021, Sony declares to announce a remarkable tournament particularly for PlayStation 4, one of the most hyped and played consoles by Sony. This tournament i.e Evo Community Series will be enjoyed by gamers around the world for the duration of the upcoming three months starting from June till August 2021.
Earlier this year, the announcement was leaked by the members as Sony purchased Evo Championship turning their focus towards the gamers interested in fighting games. Evo Championship was a well-known annual event that has captured some of the best moments in the history of the fighting game community. You must have remembered the iconic parry performed by Daigo Umehara playing against Justin Wong in the third strike match of the Street Fighter 3, bringing him back to life after the brink of defeat.
This event has undoubtedly a huge following from gamers along with the world, making the players concerned after the switching of ownership. However, Sony has made its intentions quite clear about this purchase, as according to them, fighting games are popular on PlayStation consoles, clocking in 1.1 billion gameplay hours on its consoles alone. Although the annual event will be held as per the schedule, Sony decided to announce a new tournament series i.e Evo Community Series rolling around the mid of June.
Date & Broadcasting Details
This Evo Community Series is calling out all fighting game lovers to pitch inti these open-format competitions rolling around throughout this Summer to energize the heat. The tournament will be featuring over 120 tournaments around the world, starting from 10 June 2021. It will be broadcast for more than 100 hours having a ravishing prize of $74,000. All those who are interested can register from PS exclusive competition centers or just switch to the event tabs on your PS4.
Tournaments in Evo Community Series
As of right now, Sony has announced three tournaments that PS4 players can enter. The first, known as PlayStation Tournaments FGC Arcade: Evo Edition, kicks off on June 10 through the 22 and features Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Tekken 7. There’s $20,000 available in prizes and features open qualifies followed by swiss rounds to determine the winner.
The second tournament of Evo Community Series is known as PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Warm-up kicks off a few days later on June 26, running through July 13. Featuring $19,000 in prices as well as digital rewards from avatars and themes, the competition expands to include Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Tekken 7.
The final summer tournament arrives on July 8 and runs through August 3. PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Side Tournaments features a big $35,000 prize pool and includes the biggest selection of fighting games including BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Soulcalibur 6, and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late. Needless to say, there’s likely something for everyone here whether participating or simply watching online.
Just to clear out the misconception, it should be noted that this particular community series isn’t replacing Evo 2021 or any related tournament. As Evo 2021 is expected to start in August, however, this is unrelated to the main event and just a series of related community-focused tournaments. For the main Evo 2021, the registration has also been started by Sony not only being free but available for any player from North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.