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Annual fighting game eSports event, The Evolution Championship Series (EVO), has been acquired by an eSports venture titled RTS, a partnership between Sony Interactive Entertainment and Endeavor. The news was announced by a press release from Sony and a post from EVO on Twitter.
The world’s largest fighting game event, EVO was founded by Tom Cannon in 1996 and quickly rose to be a celebrated stage for professional fighting game players and fans across the world.
Last year, charges of alleged sexual misconduct were brought against Joey Cuellar, the then CEO, resulting in several game publishers deciding to pull out of the event and prominent players saying they would not participate. EVO 2020 (which was set to be an online event due to the COVID-19 pandemic) was later canceled and Cuellar was removed.
Sony announced EVO Online 2021 and has detailed that the acquisition will not affect their ability to include non-PlayStation games in their event lineup, though some have noted that all the games currently announced for the 2021 event series are exclusive or available on the PlayStation family of consoles.
Big news in the world of gaming! EVO Online 2021 will be held on August 6-8 and August 13-15. Head to the official site to learn more.