Battle your way to the big stage!

Sony has announced the return of PlayStation Tournaments: Road to Evo for 2024. These qualifier tournaments are a golden opportunity for 15 PlayStation owners in NA, EU, East Asia, MENA, and ANZ to win an all-expense-paid trip to compete at Evo 2024 in Las Vegas.

Photo of <a href="https://admin.esports.gg/news/street-fighter-6/evo-2023-schedule-where-to-watch-results-and-more/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Evo 2023</a> crowd at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas (Image via evo.gg)
Photo of Evo 2023 crowd at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas (Image via evo.gg)

Depending on their region, players can battle in any of five titles: TEKKEN 8, Guilty Gear -Strive-, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV, Street Fighter 6, and Mortal Kombat 1. One of the only requirements for participation is an active PlayStation Plus membership.

Eligibility and requirements

Screenshot of available regions for each game from the official <a href="https://www.evo.gg/events/road-to-evo" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">event page</a> (Image via esports.gg)
Screenshot of available regions for each game from the official event page (Image via esports.gg)

There are only four main requirements to participate in the Road to Evo 2024. Those requirements are access to a PS5 console, an active PS Plus membership, being the appropriate age, and being a resident of an eligible country.

For starters, players must reside in one of five regions to participate in the Road to Evo 2024. These regions are North America, Europe, East Asia (Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan), MENA, and ANZ.

The regions available for each game are as follows:

  • TEKKEN 8: North America, Europe, East Asia, MENA, and ANZ
  • Guilty Gear -Strive-: North America, Europe, and East Asia
  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV: North America and East Asia
  • Street Fighter 6: North America, Europe, East Asia, and MENA
  • Mortal Kombat 1: Europe

Still, the latter two requirements of age and country eligibility can vary depending on the game and country of residence. Please view the full rules of each game for more details: TEKKEN 8, Guilty Gear -Strive-, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV, Street Fighter 6, and Mortal Kombat 1.

Road to Evo 2024 format and schedule

For European tournament info, scroll down to the Road to Evo 2024 format and schedule- Europe section.

Tournament Cards that will be visible on PS5 Tournaments depending on region (Image via esports.gg)
Tournament Cards that will be visible on PS5 Tournaments depending on region (Image via esports.gg)

TEKKEN 8, Guilty Gear -Strive-, and THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV

For TEKKEN 8, Guilty Gear -Strive-, and THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV, there will be daily Road to Evo PlayStation Tournaments for PS5 from May 1 through May 19. All winners from those tournaments will then receive an invite to the Closed Qualifier hosted by ESL.

From the Closed Qualifier, the Top 8 will advance to the Road to Evo 2024 Finals streamed live on the PlayStation Twitch and the PlayStation Esports YouTube. Finally, the winners of these live Finals will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Evo 2024!

The schedule for the Road to Evo 2024 Finals broadcast is as follows:

  • TEKKEN 8
    • East Asia: June 1
    • MENA: June 2
    • North America: June 16
  • Guilty Gear -Strive-
    • East Asia: June 9
    • North America: June 15
  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV
    • East Asia: June 8
    • North America: June 16

Street Fighter 6

The Road to Evo 2024 Street Fighter 6 Open Qualifiers will be hosted by ESL. There will be eight Open Qualifiers for North America and East Asia and four for MENA

The winner of each Open Qualifier in North America and East Asia, as well as the top two from each Open Qualifier in MENA, will advance to the Road to Evo 2024 Finals streamed live on the PlayStation Twitch and the PlayStation Esports YouTube. Finally, the winners of these live Finals will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Evo 2024!

The schedule for the Street Fighter 6 Road to Evo 2024 is as follows:

  • Open Qualifiers
    • MENA: May 4, May 5, May 11, and May 12
    • East Asia: May 18, May 19, May 25, May 26, June 1, June 2, June 8, and June 9
    • North America: June 1, June 2, June 8, June 9, June 15, June 16, June 22, and June 23
  • Finals
    • MENA: June 9
    • East Asia: June 16
    • North America: June 28

Road to Evo 2024 tournament prizing

The prizing distribution for all Road to Evo 2024 Finals is the same.

  • 1st place: Evo 2024 Travel Package + $300 USD
  • 2nd place: $200 USD
  • 3rd - 4th place: $100
  • 5th - 8th place: $50

The Evo 2024 Travel Package includes flight, hotel, food allowance, transportation to and from the airport, and an event badge. Each event badge grants entry to Evo 2024 and access to the show floor and all event activities, including first-come, first-served general admission access to the Arena Finals Experience. Players will also receive a commemorative lanyard and water bottle upon picking up their badge at the on-site event Registration Desk.

Road to Evo 2024 format and schedule - Europe

For TEKKEN 8 and Guilty Gear -Strive-, there will be daily Road to Evo PlayStation Tournaments for PS5 from May 1 through May 12. All winners from those tournaments will then receive an invite to the Closed Qualifier hosted by ESL.

The top two from each Closed Qualifier will be awarded a travel package to the Paris Finals.

For Street Fighter 6 and Mortal Kombat 1, four Open Qualifiers will be hosted by ESL. These take place on May 4, May 5, May 11, and May 12.

Each victor from the Open Qualifiers will be awarded a travel package to the Paris Finals.

Paris Finals

All European qualifiers culminate at the live in-person Paris Finals. These finals will feature a round-robin between the two semifinalists and two invited pros. Finally, the semifinalist with the most match wins will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Evo 2024!

The Road to Evo 2024 Paris Finals take place from June 7 to June 9 and will be streamed live on both Twitch (English and French) and YouTube (English and French)

Road to Evo 2024 tournament prizing

The prizing distribution for all Road to Evo 2024 Paris Finals is the same.

  • 1st place: Evo 2024 Travel Package + €3000
  • 2nd place: €2000

The Evo 2024 Travel Package includes flight, hotel, food allowance, transportation to and from the airport, and an event badge. Each event badge grants entry to Evo 2024 and access to the show floor and all event activities, including first-come, first-served general admission access to the Arena Finals Experience. Players will also receive a commemorative lanyard and water bottle upon picking up their badge at the on-site event Registration Desk.

Grab a free Evo 2024 PSN avatar!

Evo 2024 PSN avatar giveaway graphic (Image via PlayStation Esports)
Evo 2024 PSN avatar giveaway graphic (Image via PlayStation Esports)

Players who join the PlayStation Esports Discord between April 25 and May 9 can claim a unique Evo-themed PlayStation Network avatar completely free!

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