Due the limitations caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, EVO 2020 has replaced its annual live competitive event with one conducted completely online. Not only that, but it seems that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will not be featured among the roster.
The event will take place July 4th to August 2nd and will consist of four open online tournaments featuring some of the most popular fighting games around. With that said, EVO recently posted a video revealing its lineup for the competition – and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is nowhere to be found.
Introducing Evo Online! pic.twitter.com/ecf8gxNGUW
— EVO (@EVO) May 14, 2020
The Super Smash Bros. series has always been a part of EVO for quite some time, so Ultimate’s removal does seem unprecedented. However, many believe that the decision stems from the game’s poor online performance resulting from a lackluster net code. As of now, organizers have not acknowledged the cut, so a possible announcement regarding this choice could arise soon.
The currently announced games to feature at EVO 2020 are as follows:
- Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Tekken 7
- Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
- SoulCalibur VI
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus
- Samurai Shodown
- Skullgirls Encore
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Killer Instinct
- Them’s Fightin’ Herds
Where to Watch EVO 2020
If you’re wondering where you can watch EVO 2020 don’t fret. You’ll find it here on Twitch.tv and across the web!
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