EVO Japan announces “Sai,” an open-bracket event to be held on May 20-21!
Recently, the EVOJapanNews Twitter account released more information on one of EVO Japan’s community events coming up next month. This event is called “Sai.”
【賽 [sài]】2017年5月20-21日 、東京 秋葉原にて開催！
— EVO Japan (@EVOJapanNews) April 3, 2017
As part of the road leading up to the newest incarnation of the legendary EVO series, EVO Japan will host open bracket events that basically serve as some insight into the competition you can expect from the Japanese FGC. These events will have no prize pot up for grabs, but there will also be no entry fee attached, meaning that you get to experience a tournament-level environment without feeling the pressure of monetary stakes.
“Sai” will occur at the Akihabara Station over at Akiba Square in Tokyo, Japan. Its stage will welcome the following three titles as the star of the event:
- Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
- Guilty Gear XrD Revelator 2
- Super Smash Bros. Wii-U (3 vs 3)
Additionally, side tournaments are in the works and will be featured at Sai. See below for a series of Twitter posts confirming the titles players can participate in, should the main three games not grab their interest.
Note: If you speak only English, you may want to keep that Google Translator handy.
— アークシステムワークス公式ツイッター (@ARCSY_Event) April 21, 2017
— Playse公式 (@Playse_info) April 21, 2017
— ボタンマッシャーズ (@BUTTONMASHERSJP) April 21, 2017
As to the exact schedule, it has just been confirmed that Sai will take place on May 20-21, 2017. See below!
— EVO Japan (@EVOJapanNews) April 21, 2017
Registration is currently open and will last until May 8th. You must be at least twelve years old to participate, and should you be under eighteen, parental consent is required. When you complete the registration process, be sure to bring proof of your identity to the registration desk on the day of the event. If you plan to participate in multiple games, you will have to enter each of them separately.
To register for “Sai,” visit here.
As for EVO Japan itself, it will occur in Tokyo on January 26-28, 2018. If you’d like to keep up to date on their developments, consider subscribing to their newsletter here.
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