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

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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.

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