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Disney Announces New Esports Programming on Disney XD

15 July 2017, 03:40 | Taylor George

If your favorite fighter isn't on the main stage this weekend, consider catching Anime Evo

Disney XD to air the finals of Evo's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament

The block will officially be kicking off on Saturday, July 15th, and will air on Disney XD from 9pm to 3am. The network also previously delivered exclusive live coverage of Heroes of the Dorm in 2015 and 2016, with the final airing live on ESPN2, and the 2015 tournament being the first ever live, televised coverage of a collegiate esports event for ESPN.

Today, the Evolution Championship Series 2017 (Evo 2017) starts its first day, with fighters from all over the world gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And if you're looking to watch games beyond Smash, you can browse to the official EVO channel on Twitch throughout the weekend, which will be featuring the very finest moments of the event.

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You read that right: Disney XD-the Disney spinoff channel that targets children ages 6-14 and primarily airs animated TV shows-is showing the Smash Bros. finals live.

Evo - A variety of games will stream on this channel including, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. According to News 3 Live, the gamers will compete in these fighting games with some hefty cash prizes offered in excess of $30,000 at the 2017 Evo event in Vegas. Melee, Tekken 7, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and BlazBlue Central Fiction. You'll be able to watch every second of the Top 8 fighter action during one of EVO's most popular games on your TV in the comfort of your own home thanks to the channel.

Evo1 - Super Smash Bros. When you start seeing highlights and the like, majority will be from that selection.

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