Warner Bros.’ platform fighter, MultiVersus, is making waves in the competitive fighting game scene after the announcement that the game will be featured at Evo 2022 despite not even being officially released yet.
In preparation for the $100K Evo tournament later this year, MultiVersus has already started building hype around the game’s possible competitive scene. On June 22, MultiVersus held another Pro Player Showcase featuring some competitive players from other established fighting game scenes. This time it included Dragonball Z Evo finalist Vineeth “ApologyMan” Meka and fighting game esports org owner Victor “Sp00ky” Fontanez.
The two established players were paired up with top players from the MultiVersus closed alpha. ApologyMan and Brokkr were a team, with ApologyMan on Tom & Jerry and Brokkr playing Superman. Spooky picked Shaggy and was teamed up with Leviathan, who mained Velma.
The doubles-style competition was chaotic, to say the least. Commentators helped explain the action, discussing the strengths and abilities of each character and hyping up exciting moments, but having four players on the screen made it tough to follow.
This was a complaint made by many pro players during the closed alpha, with top Smash players saying the game was overly chaotic. Despite perceived flaws, the response from pro players was generally positive. Most fans seemed to enjoy the Pro Player Showcase as well, with most comments stating that the game looks fun.
Players who didn’t get into the closed alpha will have another opportunity to try the new platform fighter early on thanks to an upcoming open beta.
The open beta will be in July 2022. There are no details on how to sign up for this open beta just yet, with the MultiVersus website stating that information will be shared at a “later date.” Interested parties can sign up to get alerted when more information on the MultiVersus open beta begins.
Gamers that have already been grinding in the alpha can also sign up for the Evo tournament. The tourney will run from August 5 to 6 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. This will also be in a two-on-to format. Signups can be found on Start,gg.