ESPN has certainly grown interest in the gaming media after TV and radio anchor Colin Cowherd gained internet fame last year. After Cowherd moved to Fox Sports, it gave the sports network the freedom to open an e-sports department that has already aired several tournaments. Now, Evo is brought upon that list of tournaments, showcasing Street Fighter V.
There will be over 5,000 entrants registered for the SFV tournament this year. The final eight contenders will compete for the first place prize on live television in Mandalay Bay’s events center. Those final eight contenders will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
Coverage kicks off at 7PM PDT (10PM EDT / 3AM BST) on July 17 (18 BST) and will also be available to watch online at WatchESPN or Twitch’s CapcomFighters channel.
Fight on gamers! Good luck to all the contenders!