After two years of being confined to online competitions thanks to COVID-19, Evo is back with a physical event and accompanying live stream. With the purchase of the tournament by Sony and a new General Manager at Combo Breaker Director Rick “The Hadou,” this year’s event promises to be a proper return to form.
Evolution 2022 features tons of different fighting game competitions on the main stage along with various announcements and smaller side tournaments. Those at home can also tune in to the live stream by Evo Lounge to watch the competition, interviews with pro players, and new game reveals. Here’s how to watch it and what to expect.
Evo 2022 will take place this weekend from August 5-7, 2022. The event is broken up into many different streams for the many games being competed in, and will run from morning to night each day as usual. The Evo Lounge show will take place on August 5 and 6.
There are several broadcasts for the many games and competitions that take place and that you can find the calendar here. Smaller games that have tournaments but are not played on the main stage have a broadcast schedule you can find here. PlayStation is also hosting the Evo Lounge live show that will cover exciting moments from Evo and include reveals from companies like Capcom, SNK, and Arc System Works. You can see it on the official channels of PlayStation on YouTube Y Twitter.
The main attraction of Evo is the various fighting game tournaments to showcase the best competition from around the world. With this year’s top games being Street Fighter 5 (in his last big performance before the release of Street Fighter 6, Guilty Gear Strike, King of Fighters 15, skullgirls, Multi Versus and more, there is much to look forward to.
There are also tons of ads in many areas as well. Arc System Works, Warner Bros. Games, Capcom, SNK, and Bandai Namco Entertainment have all confirmed announcements for the show that could include DLC content for their games, new tournament series, and possibly entirely new titles. It’s a good idea to expect tons of fighting game news on the horizon.
When it comes to Evo, everything is on the table. There are tons of hype moments along the way thanks to tournaments and a wide range of announcements that could happen at the event. Just keep your hopes relatively realistic and take potential ad leaks.