One of the most prestigious fighting game competitions, EVO, had to, unfortunately, cancel its 2020 tournament, due to the ongoing situations of quarantines and lockdowns with the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the cancellation, Evolution Championship Series has officially announced: “EVO Online” which is an online version of the actual tournament.
The details of this online version were announced in an announcement video post. As per this video, the event will take place across five separate weekends, and the schedule will include a plethora of marquee fighting games, starting July 4th.
For EVO 2020’s original line-up (excluding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Marvel vs. Capcom 2), they have decided to include special exhibitions and content. Nevertheless, its online status will give it a chance to be more accessible and interactive for fighting game fans throughout.
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The largest and longest-running fighting game tournament, in its online format will bring together best players from around the world in a competitive spirit to determine a champion. It is open to anyone and features stations for relaxed free play.
As per the new tournament schedule, four open online tournaments will be available for fans to participate in over the course of a month. And EVO will uphold the tradition of bringing the online fighting game community together.
The players can join competitors across any of the four tournaments namely Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, Killer Instinct, Them’s Fightin’ Herds and Skullgirls 2nd Encore.
The tournaments will occur on the following dates:
• July 4 to 5
• July 11 to 12
• July 18 to 19
• July 25 to 26
• July 31 to August 2
An overview of the matter
EVO team will announce registration and other event information on a later date. It is predicted that EVO might return to LAM format in 2021 as well. Wait at the edge of your seats, and keep your eyes open for updates as the brand new online version of the event comes closer to its opening.
Happy Gaming 🙂