EVO Championship Series

What is EVO?

The Evolution Championship Series is the world's premier fighting game tournament series. Players from around the world gather each year to watch an open format tournament crown EVO world champions in a range of popular fighting games.

EVO's origins and rise

From humble beginnings in a San Diego arcade with just 40 participants, the Evolution Championship Series — known as Evo — has evolved into a global phenomenon amassing millions of casual gamers, esports enthusiasts and industry professionals in a passionate community dedicated to advancing the world of fighting games. 

For more than two decades EVO has been the epicentre for competitive fighting games, uniting the best players globally in a thrilling three-day competition. In addition to the main event in Las Vegas, EVO Japan stands as another embodiment of this same spirit.

What is happening at EVO this year?

Featuring over 9,000 registered competitors with players from over 72 countries, this year's EVO event takes place in Las Vegas and includes tournaments for the recently released Street Fighter 6, upcoming instalments in the Mortal Kombat and Tekken franchises and more titles, including:

How do I participate in EVO?

If you can't be there in person, tune into the live coverage of the event on Evo's YouTube and Twitch channels. Go catch all the behind the scenes action happening over the weekend on the PlayStation Esports YouTube channel. We can't wait to share this special experience with you.

PlayStation Tournaments

As part of our continued commitment to supporting the fighting game community, PlayStation is making sure players have access to high level competition all year round with PlayStation Tournaments.

Get involved with Fight Nights, a tournament series that's perfect for keeping your skills sharp while you battle to take home cash prizes and more. Sign up and compete in a wide selection of popular fighting game titles.

Your guide to PlayStation Tournaments and esports

Get competitive with PlayStation Tournaments direct from your console, or spectate at a safe distance via the Competition Centre. Find out how to get involved and play to win big prizes.

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