The king of fighting game tournaments has returned. Regarded as one of the most prestigious fighting game tournament events, EVO is returning to a live format after two years due to COVID-19. Shacknews is here with all the information you need to know about EVO 2022, including all the games played and the prize money at stake.
EVO 2022 match line-up
Here are the games that will be featured during EVO 2022:
- Guilty Gear -Strive-
- tekke 7
- Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition
- The King of Fighters 15
- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
- Dragon Ball Fighter Z
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus
- Meltblood: Type Lumina
- Skullgirls 2nd encore
- Vortex Gallery Side Tournaments
Where to watch EVO 2022?
EVO 2022 will start with this Friday, August 5th at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. Many games will be played this weekend and where you can find each of them will ultimately vary. We will embed each and every one of these channels below.
EVO2 (Guilty Gear -Strive-)
EVO 3 (Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Tekken 7)
EVO 4 (Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, MultiVersus)
EVO 5 (Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition)
EVO 6 (Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Dragon Ball FighterZ)
EVO 7 (Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, The King of Fighters 15)
Team Sp00ky (Vortex Gallery Side Tournaments)
As Sp00ky hops around between side tournaments, you can find special streams on the Vortex Gallery website, along with a list of the dozens of games that will be played.
Sunday’s finals will be broadcast on the main EVO Twitch channel from 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET.
Schedule EVO 2022
The full daily schedule for Friday and Saturday can be found on the EVO website. The final day on Sunday looks like this:
- The King of Fighters 15 – 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET
- Tekken 7:30pm PT/4:30pm ET
- Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition – 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET
- Guilty Gear -Strive- – 8:00pm PT/11:00pm ET
Visit the Vortex Gallery website for the full bracketed pages tournament schedule.
EVO 2022 prize pool
The prize pool for EVO will work a little differently. Here is the note from the official EVO rules:
Evo awards cash prizes to the eight best places in relation to the number of participants. Each participant in the tournament pays ten dollars, which goes towards the tournament prize pool, which is awarded to first place winners at a ratio of 42/20/13/7/5/5/4/4. For example, if 300 people enter a tournament, the total prize pool for that tournament is $3,000 ($300 x 10), with $1,260 for first place (42% of $3,000), $600 for second place (20% of $3,000) pays out $390 up to third place (13% of $3,000) and so on.
Prize totals are subject to change and we’re on the lookout for updated numbers. However, one game that starts at a higher base rate is MultiVersus. This 2v2 tournament offers an initial prize pool of $100,000.
EVO 2022 announcements and panels
This year’s EVO will feature a number of panels and unlike previous years the panels will be broadcast live. You can check out all the panels on the main EVO Twitch channel.
These panels also contain a variety of announcements. Stay tuned for exciting reveals on the main EVO Twitch channel, as well as in the EVO Lounge on the PlayStation Twitch channel. Shacknews will be watching along with everyone else and we’ll make sure to update if there’s any news.
Enjoy this weekend’s tournament and be sure to follow the EVO 2022 theme for the full list of winners, along with any notable announcements.