The Evolution Championship Series is the pinnacle of fighting game competition every year, and 2017 should be no different. Playing host to no fewer than five major fighting game circuits, and one of the biggest events of the year for Super Smash Bros, it’s a show you won’t want to miss.

The Evo staff released the schedule for the festivities, with stream times to follow – but this is when you’ll want to be ready to tune in.

Friday, July 14:

Qualifying pools, where players will duke it out and attempt to advance to the upper echelons of the tournament, will kick off at 9 AM Pacific and run through 11 PM Pacific. Seven games will have their pools on Friday, including:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Super Smash Bros for Wii U
  • Tekken 7
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2
  • Injustice 2
  • King Of Fighters XIV

Exact times and stream schedule will be posted soon. Streams are viewable at a variety of locations, including the Evo Twitch channel, as well as some developer channels like CapcomFighters and Bandai Namco’s Tekken channel. This will be one of the bloodiest days of the tournament, as most players do not advance beyond this point to the upper echelons of Evo placings.

King of Fighters XIV will be played out in its entirety on Friday.

Saturday, July 15

Saturday will see three of the Evo finals play out, in addition to the conclusion of qualifying matches for Sunday’s finale.

Finals played out on Saturday at Evo 2017

  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
  • Injustice 2

The schedule for these finals have yet to be announced, and this article will be updated as soon as times are released.

Qualifying matches for Top 8 will take place for Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros for Wii UTekken 7Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (including pools), and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Sunday, July 16

The finale of Evo 2017 is at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, complete with arena seating. Festivities will get underway bright and early with Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 kicking things off at 8:00 AM Pacific. Here is the full rundown of events, and their times. You can tune into the main event on Evo’s Twitch channel.

  • 8:00 AM: Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • 10:00 AMBlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • 12:30 PM: Tekken 7
  • 3:00 PM: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • 7:00 PM: Street Fighter V

Note that the above times are approximate, other than Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and are dependent of the preceding event’s runtime.

There are also a number of panels hosted at Evo 2017. These won’t be streamed, but they are typically chock full of information about upcoming DLC for fighting games, and other upcoming fighting game releases. There will be tons of news coming out of these panels, which we’ll be covering here on PVP Live.

Evo 2017 will run from July 14-16 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.