These tournaments are open to various regions, with each one having its own eligible regions, with the first one kicking off 10th June. Those who are content to just watch the tournaments can do so on the PlayStation Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as the official EVO Twitch channel.
For those who want to skip to the main event, EVO Online 2021 has also opened up registration, so make sure to sign up if you want to compete for glory and cash prizes.
It should be noted that due to this being an online tournament, PlayStation Plus will be required to participate in the EVO Community Series. In addition, you’ll have to be over 18 years of age to join.
PlayStation Tournaments FGC Arcade: EVO Edition
|Prize Pool||USD 20,000|
|Titles||Granblue Fantasy: Versus
Guilty Gear Strive
Mortal Kombat 11
This open tournament is open only to the North America and Europe regions, with open qualifiers for you to fight your way to bragging rights and your own share of the USD 20,000 prize pool. It’s also a great warm-up for EVO itself since most of the titles with the exception of Granblue Fantasy: Versus are also set for EVO’s mainstage lineup this year.
PlayStation Tournaments EVO 2021 Online Warm-Up
|Date||June 26 -July 13|
|Prize Pool||USD 19,000|
|Titles||Guilty Gear Strive
Mortal Kombat 11
Street Fighter V
Sporting a broader coverage of regions including Latin America and Asia, this tournament also includes the FGC tournament staple Street Fighter V. With all of the games being part of this year’s EVO line-up, this tournament really is more about cutting your teeth ahead of EVO Online 2021, since it sports a smaller prize pool.
PlayStation has also said that players can also win themes and avatars for their PS4 by competing.
PlayStation Tournaments EVO Online Side Tournaments
|Date||July 8th to August 3rd|
|Prize Pool||USD 35000|
|Titles||Blazblue Cross Tag Battle
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs Maxi Boost ON
Skullgirls 2nd Encore
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Not a fan of the main stage lineup for EVO this year? The Online Side Tournaments feature plenty of other fan favorites such as Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, as well as the dark horse entry Skullgirls 2nd Encore. Even weirder still, it includes Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs Maxi Boost ON, so there’s a game for everyone to watch in this tournament as players compete for their share of the USD 35,000 prize pool.