EVO 2017 Starts Today, View the Schedule

  • EVO 2017 Starts Today, View the Schedule

EVO 2017 Starts Today, View the Schedule

EVO, the world's largest fighting game event, has officially kicked off today, and the gaming community is reeling with excitement in anticipation for finding out who will walk away as this year's champions. Wii U tournament at EVO 2017 will see its finals being aired on TV this weekend.

This marks the first time ESPN has broadcast a live Nintendo game tournament and the first live broadcast of any kind on Disney XD. Players from countries like Japan, Mexico, France, Singapore, Korea, and our homeboys in the US all compete on the worldwide stage that is Evo.

And if you're looking to watch games beyond Smash, you can browse to the official EVO channel on Twitch throughout the weekend, which will be featuring the very finest moments of the event. In addition, ESPN X Games teamed up with Xbox to bring Halo 5: Guardians to X Games Aspen 2016, as part of the Halo World Championship Tour. Perhaps it's the higher entry fee or the backlash that the game has received from fans over the new season of the game, but it should still be an exciting finals nonetheless, as Street Fighter sees the most worldwide competition out of all the games.

But don't forget, Anime Evo is also a thing. Wii U, BlazBlue Central Fiction, The King of Fighters XIV, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

The tournament runs from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16. ESPN has broadcast several esports events in the past, including SFV at Evo previous year and the Capcom Cup in December, Madden NFL 16 Championship, Heroes of the Storm, Halo and Federation Internationale de Football Association 17.

This is the latest esports event to air on ESPN networks.