The largest fighting game competition in the world is right around the corner and we are giving you, the PlayStation Home community, a front-row seat to witness the no-holds barred action of the 2011 EVO World Finals.
From Friday, July 29th until the final battle on Sunday, July 31st we will be streaming the event live from the Rio Resort in Las Vegas to the PlayStation Home Theater. Watch as competitors from around the globe duke it out on PS3 across five competitions: Marvel vs Capcom 3, Tekken 6, Mortal Kombat, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II, and Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. Players include 2009 and 2010 Street Fighter champion Daigo Umehara who will attempt an unprecedented “3-peat” victory. Along the way to his goal he’ll face one of the strongest fields of competitors ever assembled, including US legend Justin Wong, Korean wizard Poongko, French phenom Kayane, and UK champ Ryan Hart.
The purpose of this event is twofold: First, bring the world’s top fighting game competition directly to your PlayStation 3. Secondly, we have some new video streaming technology to test in the PlayStation Home Theater and what better opportunity than this? Join us for this special event and help us test this new video streaming technology by posting about your experience in GlassWalls’ EVO 2011 World Finals Stream Test thread on the official PlayStation Home forums. Attendees will receive a line of exclusive PlayStation Home/EVO virtual items: Visitors on Friday will receive a limited edition EVO t-shirt for their PlayStation Home avatar; on Saturday players will be rewarded with a special fighting stick companion item; and on Sun all viewers will receive a replica of the EVO trophy for their PlayStation Home personal spaces.
From high-profile grudge matches to the Grand Finals (running all day on Sunday, July 31st), this year’s EVO World Finals is not to be missed. Knuckle up and log into PlayStation Home this weekend to watch the best of the best throw down until only one champion remains.
Friday, July 29th
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Super Street Fighter IV Tournament, Early Rounds 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Super Street Fighter IV Tournament, Quarterfinals 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Super Street Fighter IV Tournament, Semi-Finals (top 32 players)
Saturday, July 30th
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament, Early Rounds 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament, Quarterfinals 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament, Semi-Finals (top 32 players)
Sunday, July 31th
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM The top 8 in each tournament square off for the 2011 championships. In order:
BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2 Tournament Finals Tekken 6 Tournament Finals Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament Finals Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament Finals Super Street Fighter IV Tournament Finals
See you in Home!