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EVO acquired by PlayStation, will return in August 2021

EVO will return with new partners Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS, with a line-up which includes Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and more.
EVO acquired by PlayStation, will return in August 2021
EVO has announced a new partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment and esports brand RTS, along with details for its return in August. 

After last year’s EVO Online event was cancelled due to numerous misconduct allegations against co-founder Joey Cuellar, the biggest FGC tournament will return with some new partners for a fresh start. 

Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS have acquired the assets and properties of EVO through a joint partnership. This new partnership will see co-founders of EVO, Tony and Tom Cannon, still closely involved as key advisors of the event.

For 2021, EVO will return in an online capacity and take place on 6-8th and 13-15th August. Players from North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America will be able to compete in tournaments across Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.

Steven Roberts, VP of global competitive gaming at SIE, said: “Fighting games have been a vital part of PlayStation’s legacy and our community since the very beginning, and we’ve been thrilled to partner with Evo over the years.

“This joint acquisition with RTS marks a new chapter of collaboration with Evo’s co-founders, Tom and Tony Cannon, and their passionate community of fighting game fans.”

“Tom and I are incredibly excited by the partnership with SIE and RTS,” said Tony Cannon, co-founder of Evo. “Both companies bring a wealth of experience and share our passion for what makes the fighting game community so great. We are looking forward to working with them to launch Evo to the next level while remaining true to our roots.”