The world's biggest and most prestigious fighting game competition, Evo 2023, has finally arrived. Thousands of players worldwide will compete in ten games, including Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11, and more, from August 4 to August 6. There is something for everyone at Evo 2023, whether you enjoy quick combos, brutal kills, or flashy anime fighters.
But how can you see everything unfold live? This guide will enable you to enjoy EVO 2023 fully.
What is Evo 2023?
The Evolution Championship Series, which features the top fighting game players yearly, is in its 25th season with Evo 2023. Since its humble beginnings as a 1996 gathering of Street Fighter players, Evo has expanded into a massive spectacle that draws tens of thousands of spectators in person and millions online.
Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Guilty Gear Strive, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soulcalibur VI, Granblue Fantasy Versus, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, and Skullgirls: Second Encore are among the ten official games that will be played at Evo 2023. Each game has a separate bracket for the tournament, with participants moving through pools, the top 64, the top 8, and finally, the championship round.
The Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Invitational Tournament of Champions, which features eight illustrious players from the game's past, is one of the side events and exhibitions of Evo 2023. In addition, significant announcements from different publishers and developers of fighting games, including new characters, updates, and trailers, are anticipated for Evo 2023.
Where and when can I watch Evo 2023?
The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, will host EVO 2023. However, only players and staff can attend due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, several streaming platforms are available online where you can follow the action.
The four official Twitch channels, evo (the main channel), evo1 (the secondary channel), evo2 (the tertiary channel), and evo3, will all broadcast Evo 2023 (the quaternary channel). Each channel will cover the tournament's various games and phases. Evo 2023 is also available on YouTube and Facebook Gaming.
The following is the schedule for Evo 2023 (all times are PDT):
Thursday, August 4
8:00 AM: Pools for Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11, and Guilty Gear Strive
12:00 PM: Pools for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Dragon Ball FighterZ
4:00 PM: Pools for Soulcalibur VI, Granblue Fantasy Versus
8:00 PM: Pools for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Skullgirls: Second Encore
Friday, August 5
8:00 AM: Top 64 for Street Fighter V
12:00 PM: Top 64 for Tekken 7
4:00 PM: Top 64 for Mortal Kombat 11
8:00 PM: Top 64 for Guilty Gear Strive
Saturday, August 6
8:00 AM: Top 8 for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
10:00 AM: Top 8 for Skullgirls: Second Encore
12:00 PM: Top 8 for Soulcalibur VI
2:00 PM: Top 8 for Granblue Fantasy Versus
4:00 PM: Top 8 for Dragon Ball FighterZ
6:00 PM: Top 8 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sunday, August 7
10:00 AM: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Invitational Tournament of Champions
12:00 PM: Top 8 for Mortal Kombat 11
2:00 PM: Top 8 for Guilty Gear Strive
4:00 PM: Top 8 for Tekken 7
6:00 PM: Top 8 for Street Fighter V
Please refer to the official Evo website for additional information about the schedule and games.
Why watch Evo 2023?
Fighting games and their communities are celebrated at Evo, which is more than just a competition. Along with the players' enthusiasm and talent, Evo highlights the variety and creativity of the genre. Evo is the birthplace of legends, where rivalries are resolved and history is created.
Evo 2023 is particularly significant because it ushers in the event's return following a pandemic-induced two-year hiatus. Additionally, Evo 2023 will be the first Evo held under Sony Interactive Entertainment's new ownership, as will RTS, a brand-new esports endeavour from Endeavor. With high-level competition, thrilling announcements, and memorable moments, Evo 2023 promises an unforgettable experience for players and viewers.
Therefore, avoid missing Evo 2023, the biggest fighting game competition of the year. Watch the best of the best compete for honour, notoriety, and prizes by tuning in. The world enters the game at Evo 2023.