Sony has just announced that PlayStation Home will be streaming the biggest fighting game tournament of the year. This brings the world of competitive fighting games to the homes of millions of PS3 owners around the world.
PS Home will be streaming the event from beginning to end, starting on July 29th until July 31st. If you can’t make it to the Rio Resort in Las Vegas, PlayStation Home will be the place to be. You’ll get to see competitors like Justin Wong, Daigo Umehara, Floe, Hello Kitty Ricky, Sabin, Clockwork, and Michaelangelo showing off their skills in all the top fighting games.
There are five games being played at EVO 2011: Mortal Kombat, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 6, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. This is the first EVO to ever have an official tournament for Mortal Kombat, which is definitely great news for NetherRealm.
Sony is also providing some neat exclusives for checking out the stream in the Home Theatre. You’ll receive a limited edition EVO t-shirt and a fight stick companion item. Everyone that watches EVO on Sunday will receive a replica EVO trophy for your personal Home space.
This is seriously a huge announcement. It just goes to show you how popular fighting games have become. This will serve as a great introduction to the competitive fighting game scene for the millions that visit PlayStation Home. It’s going to be awesome.
Here’s the 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.
- 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
Source: PlayStation Blog