Sony Interactive Entertainment acquires eSports Brand Evo

Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS, a new venture from the Endeavor esports industry, announced that they have acquired the assets and features of the Evolution Series fighting game series from Triple Perfect through a joint venture esports partnership.

Through this collaboration, Tony and Tom Cannon, co-founders of the Evolution Championship Series, will continue as key advisors.

“Tom and I are delighted with the partnership with SIE and RTS,” said Tony Cannon, co-founder of the Evolution Competition Series. “Both companies bring a wealth of experience and share our passion for what makes the fighting game community so good. We look forward to working with them to bring Evo to fruition. launch to the next level while we remain true to our roots. “

Evo returns this year as Evo Online, an online-only contest on August 6-8 and 13-15. Admission is free, and players in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America will be able to compete in “Tekken 7,” Capcom’s “Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, “Warner Bros. Games. ‘”Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate” and Arc System Works’ “Guilty Gear Strive” in open format. The testimonials will be broadcast live online. More information will be shared in the coming weeks on

“Fighting games have been an important part of PlayStation’s legacy and our community from the very beginning, and we’ve been delighted to work with Evo over the years,” said Steven Roberts, vice-president. sitting, globally competitive game, SIE. “This joint venture with RTS marks a new chapter of collaboration with co-founders Evo Tom and Tony Cannon and their passionate community of fighting game fans.”

As a result of the build, Evo will be run by the recently created joint venture between SIE and RTS. No specific terms of this transaction have been disclosed as a result of contractual commitments.

“Evo is a unique and unparalleled community in the fighting game arena, and we are proud to partner with the SIE team and the legends that Tom and Tony have – as well as Mark Julio as head of business development – to help Evo grow, “said Stuart Saw, chief executive, RTS.” We have so many exciting plans for this year and beyond. “