Anyone who has kept an eye on registration numbers knows that Evo 2016 has already broken more than its share of records. Those records include Street Fighter V surpassing all historical registration highs in a single game in a matter of four days.
This incredible number of competitors eager to show their skill at Capcom’s latest offering is a testament to how much the fighting game community has grown in recent years, and how much potential growth still stands to be seen. And while such a massive turnout is certainly exciting in its own right, we’re proud to announce that Evo 2016 will not only be showcasing the largest gathering of fighting game competition on record, it will also be reaching an incredible number of viewers.
On Sunday, July 17, ESPN2 is set to televise Evo’s Street Fighter V World Championship live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Coverage for the event will begin at 7 PM PDT (10 PM EDT).
John Lasker, vice president of programming and acquisitions at ESPN Digital Media said, “The Street Fighter V World Championship will be one of the must-see competitions from the Evo finals. We are always exploring ways to serve the growing and passionate audience of competitive gaming, and we look forward to delivering this exciting event to fans.”
Regarding this partnership, Chief Executive Officer of Evo, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar, said, “Evo is ecstatic to be able to have a wider audience share in the energy and excitement of our Street Fighter world finals.”
This year’s Evo continues to show that it’s going to be one for the record books; now is certainly a great time to be a part of the FGC.
Evo is set to take place July 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.