EVO announces Skullgirls as their final game of the event

Posted on July 8, 2021

EVO has announced the final game for the line-up of this year’s Evo 2021 Online tournaments. The fifth game added to the lineup of the EVO 2021 finals will be the 2D indie fighting game, Skull Girls.

Skullgirls

Skullgirls is a 2D fighting game developed by Reverge Labs and published by Autumn Games. It is similar to many of its fighting game counterparts. In fact, the game was developed in the style of one of the most popular fighting games, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. There are plenty of similar mechanics like tag team-based combat, character assists, snapbacks, and delayed hyper combos.

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Skullgirls joins four other fighting games for the EVO 2021 finals in August:

  • Guilty Gear -Strive- (PS4/PS5)
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate (PS4/PS5)
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (PS4/PS5/PC)
  • Tekken 7 (PC)

The event

EVO 2021 has been running for the past few weeks but the finals, the climax of the event won’t be starting for at least a month. Here is the full schedule of the EVO events:

June 10 – June 22: PlayStation Tournaments FGC Arcade: Evo Edition – Fight for glory in this pro-am tournament celebrating newcomers and underdogs. Free open qualifiers then swiss rounds will culminate in the winner challenging a pro for bragging rights and cash winnings from a $20,000 prize pool. Gain valuable insight from interviews and enjoy round table talent starring the voices of the community.

June 26 – July 13: PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Warm-Up – Itching for competition and want to get some experience in before the real fight begins? Get a taste of the tension and fury to come in Evo 2021 Online. Players who fight to the top will get a cut of a $19,000 global prize pool as well as rewards like themes and avatars.

July 8 – August 3: Evo 2021 Online Side Tournaments – This festival of regional events brings together communities to celebrate Evo and the FGC. Look forward to new friendships, rivalries, and that special feeling only fighting games can deliver, with a $35,000 global prize pool on the line.

August 6-8, 13-15: Evo 2021 Online – The big one takes place across two weekends this year, so make sure to watch out for the return of the world’s most storied fighting game championship! All gaming platforms remain welcome.

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