EVO Online has released what countries and games are available to register for along with the release date.
The announcement informed that the following countries will be eligible to participate in the online major tournament:
- United States
- South Korea
- All European countries
They can register for the following open bracket tournaments:
- Killer Instinct
- Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
- Skullgirls 2nd Encore
- Them’s Fightin’ Herds
Registrants can enter for free but those who contribute more than $25 will receive a commemorative EVO badge and lanyard. And 100% of the proceeds will be going to Project HOPE, a crisis response organization, that will be helping to fight the current global pandemic.
EVO Online is the answer for the cancellation of the Evolution Championship Series, an event that is practically considered the “Olympics of Fighting Games”. The event takes place every year in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the biggest in-person fighting game events of the year. Due to the global pandemic, the event was forced to shutdown. So the EVO staff has offered to set up this online tournament with games that are known for the excellent roll back style net code that they offer.
Registration will be open for the online tournament on June 5, 2020.
See the official announcement below:
Evo Online registration opens Friday! pic.twitter.com/x7yfxZ3FTi
— EVO (@EVO) June 3, 2020
Here’s more details about the consoles and info about the regions for the games. The games will be region locked to each of their countries/continents. The games will be played between PS4 and PC depending on the title. Here’s the official tweet from Mr Wizard below:
Revised Evo Online platforms #EvoOnline
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath – PlayStation 4
Them’s Fightin’ Herds – Steam PC
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore – Steam PC
Killer Instinct – Windows 10 PC/XB
— Joey Cuellar (@MrWiz) June 4, 2020
Evo Online has 3 regions.
Region 1 = USA, Canada, Mexico
Region 2 = Japan, South Korea
Region 3 = Europe
Unfortunately we can’t include many countries outside of these regions due to laws and regulations.
— Joey Cuellar (@MrWiz) June 3, 2020