Following their partnership with the fighting game tournament organisers, PlayStation is hosting a series of FGC events in the run up to this year’s Evo Online in August.
The series starts on 10th June with the FGC Arcade Evo Edition, with the final event taking place on 3rd August. Sony is promising over 120 tournaments, $74,000 in total prizing and more than 100 hours of broadcast during this two month period.
PlayStation is hosting the three main tournaments, where PS4 players in select regions can sign up for free and participate. The FGC Arcade Evo Edition will kick things off from 10th-22nd June for North America and Europe, with a $20,000 global prize pool. Games featured are Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Tekken 7.
Guilty Gear Strive will feature at the community series (Picture: Arc System Works)
How do you sign up for the event? You can check out details on the official website.
This event will be followed by Evo Warm-up Rounds on 26th June to 13th July, and Evo Side Tournaments from 8th July to 3rd August. The latter features tournaments in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Skullgirls, Soulcalibur VI and more.
This announcement comes ahead of Guilty Gear Strive’s release on 11th June, which looks set to spearhead Sony’s push in becoming the console to play for fighting game aficionados.
Evo Online 2021 will take place from 6th to 15th August, with tournaments in Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.
Last year’s Evo Online was cancelled following misconduct allegations against co-founder Joey Cuellar, who has since been ousted from the company.