FloWater 'Touchless' Water Refill Stations at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Hydrates 10,000 Competitors and Fans
DENVER, Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The world's most storied fighting game championship made it's in-person return in Las Vegas this weekend, leaving the plastic water bottle behind. Denver-based FloWater announced today that new-tech FloWater Refill Stations in place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino to hydrated 10,000 fighting game competitors and fans at the Evolution Championship Series (known as Evo).
In addition to reducing plastic waste and providing ultra-purified drinking water, the 45 FloWater Refill Stations on site at the Bayside Exhibit Hall and Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay have the latest 'touchless' foot pedal technology, making for safer, more sanitary drinking water.
"Each year Evo makes history when our event brings fighting game fans from around the world together for competition, discovery, and fun, and now we want to make history as a more hydrated and sustainable event series," says Rick Thiher, General Manager of Evo. "Working with FloWater to eliminate the need for single-use plastic water bottles at Evo is a great step towards reducing our event's plastic waste."
As the largest and longest-running fighting game tournament, Evo's storied history includes celebrating some of the best fighting game titles and players on the planet. The Las Vegas event in August from August 5-7 will bring together more than 7,000 competitors from 63 countries to compete in combination of new and returning fighting games, including:
- Street Fighter V: Champion Edition - PS4 (Capcom)
- Guilty Gear -Strive- PS4 (Arc System Works)
- Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate - PS4 (Warner Bros. Games)
- TEKKEN 7 - PS4 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV - PS4 (SNK)
- MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA - PS4 (Project LUMINA)
- DRAGON BALL FighterZ - PS4 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus - PS4 (Cygames and XSEED)
- Skullgirls: 2nd Encore - PS4 (Autumn Games)
In addition to the Evolution Championship Series, major events that FloWater hydrates include the CrossFit Games, Coachella, LiveNation, Rose Bowl Stadium, Vans U.S. Open of Surfing and the Aspen X Games. With over 7,500 new-tech FloWater Refill Stations also installed in schools, gyms, offices and hotels across the US, the FloWater brand has become a popular alternative to plastic water bottles.
"Evo is taking an innovative leadership role in the events industry with its commitment to reduce plastic waste," notes FloWater CEO and Co-Founder Rich Razgaitis. "With FloWater's advanced-tech water Refill Stations, not only is the need for single-use plastic water bottles eliminated, but fighting game competitors and their guests at the Las Vegas event will get the best-tasting water on the planet."
The Evolution Championship Series (Evo) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments on Earth. Evo brings together the best of the best from around the world in an electric showcase of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open bracket format that reveals the world's strongest fighting game players. Evo was founded in 2002 after a series of local arcade tournaments run by Tom and Tony Cannon were first held in 1996. More can be found at https://www.evo.gg/schedule
Recently merged with Sweden-based Bluewater, FloWater has been recognized by Inc. and the Financial Times as one of America's fastest growing companies and honored by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea. The FloWater team is passionate about eliminating plastic waste and providing safe, great-tasting drinking water to everyone, wherever they are. Today, some of the world's best brands hydrate with FloWater, including Hyatt, Google, Red Bull, Play Station, Specialized Bikes, Microsoft, Club Pilates, Hulu, Urban Remedy, and O'Neill. FloWater delivers meaningful impacts for health and well-being, boosting hydration 200-500% while reducing the consumption of coffee and sugary beverages by 50%. Since the company's launch, FloWater's Refill Stations have saved over 350 million plastic water bottles from entering the environment and are on target to hit one billion by the end of 2022. For more information, visit http://www.drinkflowater.com and follow FloWater on Facebook and Instagram.
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