These gamers will compete to win the glory of top gamer in their chosen game and to win some of the hefty money prizes that come along with the Evo Tournament.
This year, Evo will running 9 games, with many having more than a thousand entrants per game.
ESPNU and Disney XD will simulcast the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Final live from the Evolution Championship Series (Evo 2017) from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 16. It's part of Disney XD's new gaming effort that it calls D|XP. Guilty Gear Xrd, however, is the game that managed to take the evening viewing sessions over.
With Melee's finals coming up quickly tomorrow night and the Wii U tournament wrapping up Sunday night, this weekend will undoubtedly be chock-full of tense-filled, nail biting moments. Wii U, BlazBlue Central Fiction, The King of Fighters XIV, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. And with that, Evo 2017 will likely be the last hurrah for the legendary game before it's replaced by Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite next year.More news: Reynolds American (RAI) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
Along with Smash, Street Fighter V will also be aired live, making it the first occasion that either game will be showcased to a live audience on television, rather than a recording.
This is the latest esports event to air on ESPN networks.
You'll be able to catch all main Evo game action live on Twitch. Looking at the Disney XD schedule, we also see that Street Fighter 5 will be rebroadcast the following Monday morning. Today, another TV channel joined in that's a little more surprising: Disney XD will broadcast the Super Smash Bros.
It's definitely going to be an intense weekend of competition of bitter rivalries between players, countries, and the Las Vegas heat.