According to a Tweet by D|XP, the gaming-centric programming block on the Disney XD channel, the Smash 4 finals at EVO will be broadcast live at 6 p.m. Sunday on Disney XD.
— D|XP (@DXPofficial) July 14, 2017
The finals broadcast is part of the debut weekend of D|XP, the gaming themed program block on the Disney XD channel that is set to take place this summer, which starts at 9 p.m EST and lasts until 3 a.m during the weekend. The block will include collaborative content from ESPN, Disney Digital Network and its maker creators, IGN, and others.
“Gaming is a lifestyle for our audience. This summer, we’re collaborating with leading creative partners in the industry to deliver original programming, access to some of the biggest esports tournaments and leagues, and entry to key gaming-related events,” Marc Buhaj, senior vice president for Disney XD, said in a news release. “D|XP will showcase diverse storytelling across the video game landscape, and celebrate gaming culture and community.”
The finals for Street Fighter V will also be broadcast on ESPN 2, which will show the final at 10 p.m ET Sunday. It’s worth noting that ESPN and Disney XD share the same parent company, the Walt Disney company.
One of the largest fighting game tournament events, EVO will be take place this weekend in Las Vegas, with a lineup of nine games. The three-day event will begin on Friday and will conclude Sunday with five finals.