EVO 2017: Win a Nintendo Switch in Pokken Tournament DX

Gwen Vasquez
July 15, 2017

"Gaming is a lifestyle for our audience", said Marc Buhaj, Disney XD's vice president of programming in a June press release announcing the block.

Evo 2017 is scheduled to take place July 14-16 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The annual three-day fighting game tournament is the largest of its kind in the world, and Street Fighter V is the main event this year while Super Smash Bros. has a long history and is a beloved game in the fighting game community. A number of PS4 titles will be played officially including Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Injustice 2, The King of Fighters XIV, Blazblue Central Fiction, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

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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. In addition, ESPN X Games teamed up with Xbox to bring Halo 5: Guardians to X Games Aspen 2016, as part of the Halo World Championship Tour. "This year, Nintendo is attending the event with a booth space featuring playable kiosks for the Pokken Tournament DX fighting game, which stars popular Pokémon characters", per a press release.

Airing esports tournaments on mainstream television may bring some tough competition for online streaming services like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Mixer, where gamers usually get to watch these events.

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