PlayStation has announced a new live show broadcast for the major fighting game champion series Evo 2022 that will run concurrently with the event. Titled PlayStation Tournaments: Evo Lounge, the live show will feature ‘exciting’ reveals, player interviews, developer guests and more. It’s set to run from 5-6 August.
Evo 2022 will return as a live event this year, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from 5-7 August. The competitive fighting game tournaments will see world-class players face off in titles like Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, The King of Fighters XV, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Melty Blood: Type Lumina and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.
The live show will be viewable via PlayStation’s YouTube and Twitch channels. Louis Figueroa, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s senior director of esports and competitive gaming, said in a recent blog post:
“The Evo Lounge will feature top-shelf curated show coverage, bracket updates, interviews with players, and exciting content and reveals from developers and publishers, such as Arc System Works, Warner Bros. Games, Capcom, SNK, and Bandai Namco Entertainment, as well as all the latest from the scene with pro players and casters.”
With an impressive list of fighting game publishers and developers attending, it’s possible that we’ll see some major reveals take place at the live show. Of course, fans are expecting Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 to be the dominant force at the show, though it will be great to hear what other studios have been working on – particularly Arc System Works, the renowned developers behind Dragon Ball FighterZ and the Guilty Gear series.
Last year, Sony acquired Evo in a joint venture with esports organisation RTS. PlayStation’s push into the competitive fighting game market is arguably well-earned as its titles have headlined the event for many years in the past.
Evo 2022 is right around the corner so make sure you tune into the return of one of the biggest fighting game events of the year.
Source: PlayStation Blog Post