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Warner Bros. Games announced Thursday that there will be a two-versus-two tournament for its upcoming crossover platform fighting game, MultiVersus, at Evo 2022. The bracket will feature a $100,000 prize pool, distributed among the top 32 teams.
Since the Evo 2022 tournament organizers removed Super Smash Bros. from the lineup at Nintendo’s request, the official nine-game roster for the event is completely devoid of any platform fighters. Although Evo typically features side brackets for many games, it seems MultiVersus will now be the main draw for platform fighter players at Evo 2022.
Evo 2022 will take place from August 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Warner Bros. Games has not yet announced the release date for MultiVersus, only revealing that it will come out this year. As a result, it is unclear if the Evo bracket will use the full game or a beta version.
MultiVersus is headed to @EVO with a 2v2 tournament hosted by @wbgames awarding the top 32 teams! Grab your teammate and sign up for the Closed Alpha at https://t.co/It28WAhEoD to hone your skills. #Evo2022 registration opens 5/30! pic.twitter.com/ZWhCTtfT8P
— MultiVersus (@multiversus) May 12, 2022
More about MultiVersus going into Evo 2022
Alongside the Evo 2022 reveal, Warner Bros. Games released new gameplay footage of MultiVersus on Thursday. The showcase pitted developers Daniel Kraft and Tony Huynh against Smash Ultimate pros James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson and Tyrell “NAKAT” Coleman.
Their two-versus-two matches also showed off a more in-depth look at four of the characters in MultiVersus: Tom and Jerry, Wonder Woman, Superman and Shaggy. In addition, Huynh concluded the showcase by announcing the game’s next closed alpha playtest.
The closed alpha will run from May 19-27 and interested players can register for the chance to participate on the MultiVersus website now. Unlike previous playtests, participants will not be under a non-disclosure agreement. As a result, players will be able to stream and make other content surrounding their MultiVersus experience for the time.
Any players who participated in previous playtests on PC will automatically gain access to the upcoming closed alpha. However, they will have to re-register if they want to switch to a PlayStation or Xbox console.
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.