All participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch during an on-site drawing at this year's event, which begins today in Las Vegas.
Disney's airing of the Smash Bros. finals will be the second major live broadcast of EVO 2017 alongside ESPN's airing of the finals for Street Fighter V during the national fighting game competition. This week, Disney XP will launch a brand-new programming block geared towards gaming and esports content, called D|XP. "We're pleased to team up with ESPN and Disney to bring these games to new audiences". Melee, Tekken 7, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and King of Fighters 14.
"Fighting games bring a tremendous level of hype and excitement, and Evo's mission is to share that experience with fans worldwide", Joey Cueller, president of Evo, said in a statment.
The finals for each game will be spread out between Saturday and Sunday.
Besides this, there will also be multiple side tournaments, including the AnimEVO side event, which will feature a bunch of different games which you can all find in our schedules at the bottom of the story. In 2016, ESPN2 aired the Capcom Cup 2016 Street Fighter V Final in December, the Street Fighter V World Championship in July, and the Madden NFL 16 Championship from EA Play in June.
This is the latest esports event to air on ESPN networks.