Published: Sat, July 15, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

The Biggest Fighting Tournament of the Year is this Weekend, Evo 2017

The Biggest Fighting Tournament of the Year is this Weekend, Evo 2017

Wii U and Street Fighter 5 finals will be broadcast live on Disney XD this weekend.

A quick TV spot for Smash Bros. was uploaded to the D|XP Twitter account (which was retweeted by the official Disney XD page).

Thousands of steely-eyed players will bring their skills to Las Vegas this weekend to look for their opponents' weakness and maybe win some money - and they're not participating in the World Series of Poker. "This summer, we're collaborating with leading creative partners in the industry to deliver original programming, access to some of the biggest esports tournaments and leagues, and entry to key gaming-related events".

Evo kicked off Friday and features Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Super Smash Bros. Our tournaments are about more than just winning. The Street Fighter 5 EVO finals return to ESPN2 this year after a successful run in 2016 where almost 2 million viewers tuned in. Today, another TV channel joined in that's a little more surprising: Disney XD will broadcast the Super Smash Bros. According to News 3 Live, the gamers will compete in these fighting games with some hefty cash prizes offered in excess of $30,000 at the 2017 Evo event in Vegas. Melee, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, The King of Fighters XIV and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, in addition to Street Fighter V.

Williams - Muguruza, the expected final
She also has the belief of knowing she can beat a Williams in a grand slam final - having overpowered Serena to win the French Open past year .

Evo1 - Super Smash Bros.

If you're not a huge fighting game eSports fan you may not have realized what this weekend was.

The action will start at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern), and will be streamed on a number of Twitch channels.

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