PS3 to be platform of choice at EVO
This year’s EVO Championship Series in Las Vegas is special for Sony as the PlayStation 3 will be the platform of choice. EVO is the world’s largest and longest-running fighting game tournament, featuring thousands of competitors from around the world, all vying to be the very best.
Capcom’s Seth Killian, who is also an organizer for EVO, announced on the PlayStation Blog that this year’s tournament is “especially PlayStation 3-flavored.” He said, “PlayStation has been an important part of EVO history, but this year, we’ve selected the PS3 as the platform of choice for our very biggest competitions, including Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter IV.”
Some of the official tournaments this year include Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, and Street Fighter IV. The tournament also boasts a healthy amount of ‘BYOC,’ or 'bring your own console’ matches. Bring your PS3 and your favorite fighter to compete with hundreds of other gamers.
Killian believes this year’s EVO will be the biggest ever, and he anticipates more than 50,000 matches over the course of the weekend. The EVO World Finals run from July 17-19 at the Rio Hotel and Resort, in Las Vegas. For more information check out EVO2K, and if you can’t make it to Sin City you can find some of the best matches streaming online.