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How to watch EVO Japan 2020 – Streams, schedule, more

by Kamil Malinowski
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Fighting games are back on the menu as the first major event of the year, Evolution Championship Series Japan, is well underway. 

Fighting game fans around the world have long been awaiting the next big event as, much like with other esports, there has been somewhat of a competitive break along with the holidays and the New Year.

However, the long wait is finally over as EVO Japan 2020 brings six different games to the main event. Fans of Tekken, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter, Samurai Shodown, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, and Soul Calibur will definitely be in for a treat from Jan 24 – 26.

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Fighting games are back as EVO 2020 kicks off.

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The first two days of the event will feature mostly the open tournaments, with the playoff brackets being played on Saturday and finishing up on with the grand-finals on Sunday.

Most of the events will be played in a double-elimination system, meaning players will have to lose two series to be eliminated. When it comes to the finals, the player coming from the winner's bracket will have the advantage, only having to win once, while the losers bracket player will need to win twice.

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Evo Japan 2020 Streams

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Evo Japan 2020 Schedule

Day 1 - Friday Jan 24

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Tekken 7 Samurai Shodown Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Soul Calibur VI
Round 1 12:30AM GMT
07:30PM ET (Jan 23)
03:00AM GMT
10:00PM ET (Jan 23)
03:00AM GMT
10:00PM ET (Jan 23)
01:00AM GMT
08:00PM ET (Jan 23)
02:00AM GMT
09:00PM ET (Jan 23)
01:00AM GMT
08:00PM ET (Jan 23)
Round 2 - - - 05:00AM GMT
12:00AM ET
10:00AM GMT
05:00AM ET
06:00AM GMT
01:00AM ET
Round 3 - - - 07:00AM GMT
02:00AM ET 
11:30AM GMT
06:30AM ET 
08:00AM GMT
03:00AM ET 

Day 2 - Saturday Jan 25

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Tekken 7 Samurai Shodown Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Soul Calibur VI
Round 2 01:00AM GMT
08:00PM ET (Jan 24)
04:30AM GMT
11:30PM ET (Jan 24)
12:00AM GMT
07:00PM ET (Jan 24)
- - -
Round 3 04:00AM GMT
11:00PM ET (Jan 24)
07:00AM GMT
02:00AM ET
02:00AM GMT
09:00PM ET (Jan 24)
- - -
Final - - - 06:30AM GMT
01:30AM ET 
09:30AM GMT
04:30AM ET 
02:45AM GMT
09:45PM ET (Jan 24) 

Day 3 - Sunday Jan 26

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Tekken 7
Final 03:30AM GMT
10:30PM ET (Jan 25)
07:30AM GMT
02:30AM ET 
12:00AM GMT
07:00PM ET (Jan 25)

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Evo Japan 2020 Prize Pools

Evo prize pools are generally set depending on the game's popularity, with the more popular games usually offering higher cash prizes. The breakdown for Evo Japan 2020 is as follows:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Winner: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

  • Winner: 1,000,000 JPY (£6,980)
  • Runner up: 400,000 JPY (£2,792)
  • Third place: 200,000 JPY (£1,396)

Tekken 7

  • Winner: 1,000,000 JPY (£6,980)
  • Runner up: 400,000 JPY (£2,792)
  • Third place: 200,000 JPY (£1,396)

Samurai Shodown

  • Winner: 500,000 JPY (£3,491)
  • Runner up: 200,000 JPY (£1,396)
  • Third place: 100,000 JPY (£698)

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle

  • Winner: 500,000 JPY (£3,491)
  • Runner up: 200,000 JPY (£1,396)
  • Third place: 100,000 JPY (£698)

Soul Calibur VI

  • Winner: 500,000 JPY (£3,491)
  • Runner up: 200,000 JPY (£1,396)
  • Third place: 100,000 JPY (£698)

Make sure to tune into EVO Japan 2020 for some of the best fighting game action out there, in an even that will undoubtedly be one of the best of 2020.