EVO 2018 Schedule of Dates, Times Released for Street Fighter V, Smash and More

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 30, 2018

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On Monday, the Evolution Championship Series announced the schedule for the 2018 event, which will kick off Friday at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. 

Qualifying begins Friday at 8 a.m. PT, with another day of qualifying Saturday. And here's a look at the schedule for Sunday's individual tournament finales:


Evo 2018 Finals Schedule—Sunday, Aug. 5

8 a.m. PT: Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

10:30 a.m. PT: Super Smash Bros. Melee

1:30 p.m. PT: Tekken 7

4 p.m. PT: DragonBall FighterZ

7:30 p.m. PT: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition


Both qualifying days and Sunday's championship round are open to spectators. Evo has become a marquee event for esports, with 12,000 people attending last year's tournament at Mandalay Bay. The tournament also handed out more than $250,000 in prize money.

The annual prize pool is dependent on the turnout for each tournament, with each player paying a $10 registration fee. The winner of the tournament collects 60 percent of the pool.


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