Evo 2023 — the world’s premier combating sport event — kicks off in the present day at 1PM ET and lasts till Sunday evening. This yr is shaping as much as be the event’s greatest yr ever, with a number of video games, together with Road Fighter 6, breaking their all-time information for variety of individuals. Whether or not you’re watching from house or reside in Las Vegas, right here’s when, the place, and, most significantly, what to look at at Evo 2023.
As in earlier years, Evo’s tournaments are cut up between a number of levels and Twitch / YouTube channels. Usually, a sport’s first, second, and third rounds are broadcast from smaller levels, whereas a sport’s finals happen on the principle stage and broadcast from the principle Evo Twitch and YouTube channels. You may see the complete schedule right here.
This yr’s featured video games embody Mortal Kombat 11 Final, Melty Blood: Kind Lumina, The King of Fighters XV, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Final Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Responsible Gear Try, and naturally, the debut of Road Fighter 6.
Beginning on Friday at 1PM ET, you possibly can watch spherical one in all any of the principle eight video games, however I’ll be watching the principle stage for a particular business showcase occasion that places the Evo highlight on up-and-coming indie fighters. I’m particularly jazzed to see 5 Power Fighters, a sport I fell in love with earlier this yr at GDC, will probably be one of many featured video games.
I’m additionally trying ahead to seeing the Final Marvel vs. Capcom 3 event. Marvel vs. Capcom is a legendary combating sport sequence answerable for a number of the hypest moments (and memes) in combating sport historical past. Nonetheless, 2017 was the final yr a Marvel vs. Capcom sport was featured at Evo, marking the top of a 15-year-long run. Marvel vs. Capcom’s long-awaited return to the Evo stage comes courtesy of Evo’s first-ever throwback event, meant to spotlight older however nonetheless beloved video games within the combating sport group.
I can solely think about, given the standard of UMVC3 commentary and the pent-up vitality from the sport’s lengthy absence, that UMVC3 goes to make for an unimaginable viewing expertise.
I like watching combating video games. They’re straightforward sufficient to observe, and the sheer love the group has for these video games bleeds via the display straight into your chest. When the gang yells, you’ll yell. When the commentators yell, you’ll most likely be half-dead of a hype-induced stroke. Evo is a number of the greatest aggressive gaming you possibly can watch, so be sure you catch it this weekend.