First announced last year, the second Evolution championship series, Evo Japan, has officially announced the tournament's date and location. Taking place in Tokyo's Akihabara UDX, a fifteen-floor multi-purpose building in the Akihabara suburb, the event will run from January 26-28 in 2018. The game line-up has not yet been announced.
The tournament organizers have also collaborated with eSports production group Topanga and fellow fighting game tournament Godsgarden to introduce a new tournament that will lead in to EVO Japan. Called Sai, the event will also take place in Akihabara UDX on May 20-21, 2017. Sai will be free and open to anyone who wishes to enter. The current game line-up includes Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 and Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, with plans to announce a third game in the future.
Check out the line-up of games for EVO 2017 here.
EVO Japan continues to build hype for its first tournament. Introducing the Sai tournament and opening it to all entrants is a great way to bring fighting game enthusiasts from different fandoms and parts of the world together.