Watch the 2011 EVO World Finals Live in PlayStation Home

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Watch the 2011 EVO World Finals Live in PlayStation Home

EVOL Championship Series in PlayStation Home

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.

Full schedule:

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!

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    • Sweet!!! PlayStation Home Events ROCK!! Woot! :P

    • Can’t wait to check this out! PlayStation Home just keeps getting better and better.

    • The PS3 is capable of Cross Nation Video Streaming to Millions of people, but is not capable of Cross game Chatting with a friend.

    • Dope! Wish I could be there, though.

    • Sucks i have 2 of these games on xbox.

    • Nice! Any word if the PSHome stream is the same as Justin .tv stream? As in, will we get the same live commentary during the matches?

      Evo is gonna be Hype this year! Thanks!

      • It’s the official stream from EVO. I’m not sure what other outlets this stream will be available in, but I do know that these rewards are only available in Home ;)

    • This is exciting! I’ll definitely check some fights out!

    • I can did that. Live streaming broadcast. Home just keeps getting better and better. Thank you for the good news.

    • Oops. I can “dig” that. See, I am excited.

    • Gotta go back to Home soon…

    • Nice event. Hope I am able to check out a few matches, especially Mortal Kombat.

    • This will be cool to watch

    • I hope it ends up better than the live E3 stream which didnt work in my theatre

    • this update looks awesome i want all three items

    • If only I could also watch some MK and Tekken matches, early rounds.

      But I will def be on all weekend (right after work on friday). Look for me, I’ll be there!

      Great great thing for EVO and HOME!!! I’m excited for my first EVO experience!!!

      ” Let’s go xX_Von_Xx! I’m rooting for you! SFCCL representative “

    • Wow. A reason to login to Home.

    • Man this the best idea ever Love it !Great way to use PS home!

    • incredeble is amazing :With The single done to go on Friday, receiving these awards
      locus

    • How come only the MK finals will be shown and not the rest of the MK matches? but I hope its as exciting as last year! at least in the semifinals.

    • at least as exciting as how the semifinals were… GAMER BEE!*

    • Ah, another good live streaming. I’ll be there. :)

    • Be sure to catch the streams on Justin.tv as well! Only on justin.tv will you be able to watch EVO After Hours, which will have some uncensored no holds barred pure excitement from the IPLAYWINNER staff! Money Matches, cosplay contest, and more! Offcast will also be in charge of MK9, T6 and BBCS2! Team Sp00ky is heading the stream with SSFIV:AE, MVC3, UMVC3 Exhibition, SFxT Exhibition, and a special 5v5 East Vs West 3rd Strike: Online Edition Exhibition!

      Hype is abound all weekend so check out all the streams and check out the streams on PSHome!

    • “..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.” -L_S

      Awesome! A lot of live streaming test lately, I hope this goes well.

    • I don’t like Ps home very much, but this looks cool. :)

    • This is a great Idea but I would like to see another style of Gaming Challenge series being shown more love. Maybe those FPS Gaming leagues that play Battlefield or Resistance or CounterStrike etc. Those games deserve just as much PR as do “Fighting” stick games.

    • Does anyone know what time zones these are? PST?

    • Awwwww man…. I’m gonna be in Iowa for an anime convention this weekend…

    • Nice I’ll be able to catch them all excpet the Marvel v Capcom matches.

    • Anyone know if this will be in HD?

    • This is awesome I don’t use home much but to combine the service with the most hype tournament of them all will mean I will be on it for sure. Only thing better would have been if I was in Vegas myself :(

    • finally something that interest me in playstation home :D

    • @jumpMan33, @Locust_Star

      Team Spooky, the official stream team for EVO will be streaming this event on justin.tv.

    • free item and live stream of the tournament!

    • Looks like I now have a reason to log into Home.

    • THE MAIN REASON THE XBOX 360 AND XBOX LIVE KEEP KICKING SONYS BUTT IN SALES AND POPULARITY?

      THE LACK OF CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT AND A PARTY SYSTEM ON THE PS3!!!!!!

      WHEN WILL SONY STOP IGNORING THE FACTS AND RESCUE THE PS3 FROM AN EARLY DEMISE BY IMPLEMENTING THESE MISSING CRUCIAL COMMUNITY FEATURES?

      IS CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT NOT POSSIBLE ON THE PS3? WHY DON’T YOU COME CLEAN WITH THE COMMUNITY SONY AND ADDRESS THIS GIGANTIC PINK ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM?

    • this is gonna be awesome! GO DEADPOOL!

    • I never cease 2 b amazed @ how innovative PS Home is. This sounds gr8 & I’ll b there front row with my caramel st. benard ^^

    • I think it’s a great idea to bring EVO into the realm of PlayStation Home. It’s good to see some EVO-themed rewards being given out to Home users as well.

    • Cant wait! =D

    • PLAYSTATION HOME ????????????????? {RESPOND}

    • Can somebody tell me how to know when gaming competitions like this will begin so i can enter. How can i know when these events will be coming out.?

    • I can’t think of anything more boring than watching other people playing a game… okay, except for possibly golf or any other sporting event. Participating yourself is one thing, but to sit on your ass and watch someone do this? That’s definitely not my idea of “fun” or ” entertainment” — more like a slow unending torture.

      Oh, but wait, that right… I forgot… we’re being bribed with Home Rewards to attend, so who cares how lame or boring this is, right?

      *Snore*

    • Hey, I work with one of the organizers for Evo; I guess I should check this out :)

    • This is the kind of thing I’m talking about!!

      I’ll definitely update and check PS HOME for this!
      I’m really not gonna wanna miss this!
      Wooohoo!

    • This may seem silly, but will I be able to watch this in the UK from PS Home?
      Only because I have no computer or laptop and if it’s streaming off PS Home then I’m happy.

    • Awesome, this is really good to see! Sony supporting the scene!

    • Nice MKs in this to?

    • PS Home available on only America?? Europe will too or no??

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