At Tokyo Games Show this week, the Evo Championship Series organizers announced that Evo Japan will be taking place January of 2018. According to reporting by Polygon, the January window is to provide space between Evo Japan and the main event. The organizers say the show is coming later than expected to give competitors time to plan and save up for a trip to Japan.
Amid this news, Shoryuken.com is reporting the entire Evo Championship Series will be operating under a new parent company. Instead of SRKX Productions LLC, the shows will be handled by a new company called Triple Perfect, Inc. Evo organizers Joey Cuellar and Mark Julio remain involved with the shows and are currently in Japan promoting Evo Japan at TGS. Triple Perfect, Inc. was incorporated in June of this year, with Cuellar as the primary agent.
Cuellar himself has teased some big Evo news that will be coming in January of 2017, when the details for Evo 2017 are released. The organizers also hope to have Evo Japan's inaugural dates locked down by that time. All in all, the change looks to be necessary, as Evo transitions from a single massive show to a worldwide series of fighting games tournaments.