Gundam Evolution: Gundam Evolution Showdown Returns December 10

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Good news to fans of Gundam Evolution! The Gundam Evolution Showdown is back and it’ll begin on December 10 in the US. This is an open-bracket tournament where players compete for a large share of the $20,000 prize pool.

The first Gundam Evolution Showdown was in September to celebrate the launch of the PC version. Back then, it featured the top players and content creators.

Tournament Format

This time, the competition is open to all players who register as a team. The competition follows a double-elimination format divided between the Open Bracket Qualifiers and Tournament Finals. The Open Bracket Qualifiers start December 10 and teams compete in matches from the Winner's Bracket. Those who lose a match are placed in the Loser's Bracket. Losing again in the Loser's Bracket leads to elimination. Each match is a Bo3 with the team that wins two games declared as the winner of the match.

The top four teams then move to the Tournament Finals, which is on December 17. Here, teams play in Bo5 matches, to be streamed on the game’s official Twitch channel.

Learn more about the official rules of the Gundam Evolution Showdown #2 here. If you're one of those interested, you can sign up here. If you want to be part of the tournament but don't have a team yet, not to worry. You can search for teams in the game’s Discord #free-agents channel.

Prize Distribution

All participating teams earn 10 Supply Pods that can be used in-game. Meanwhile, the top four teams divide the prize pool in this way:

  • 1st Place: $9,000
  • 2nd Place: $6,000
  • 3rd Place: $3,000
  • 4th Place: $2,000

Gundam Evolution is a free-to-play team-based first-person shooter that features 6v6 PvP combat on playable mobile suits from across the Gundam multiverse. Each playable unit has its own unique mix of offensive, defensive, and supportive skills capable of turning the tides of battle. There are 12 units to choose from at the start, including the classic RX-78-2 GUNDAM and the iconic ASW-G-08 GUNDAM BARBATOS.

Additional mobile suits and customizable items can be unlocked in two different ways. The first is through Capital Points (CP), accumulated in-game through gameplay. The second is EVO Coins, available for real-world purchase.

Gundam Evolution was released on PC through Steam in September 2022. It’s scheduled for release in the US on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, November 30.

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