The Evolution Championship Series EVO is an annual event that focuses exclusively on fighting games. The tournament is a completely open (register here) tournament and uses the double elimination format. Contestants travel from all over the world to participate. The first Evolution was originally held as a Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Street Fighter Alpha 2 tournament called the Battle by the Bay. It changed its name to Evo in 2002. It has been held at various venues across the Las Vegas Valley since 2005.
So whats happening in 2017?
The event is going to be held in Mandalay Bay (you can book your room now!). Right next to the convention center! The tournament will be taking place on July 14-16, this year.
Tickets for EVO 2017
Tickets will be sold separately ranging between $30-$100 and will need to be purchased for each of the main stages HERE
And finally evo have provided a pretty extensive guide if you want to take part. Explaining in detail the tournament format and rules