The world’s largest fighting game tournament, Evo, has moved online with Evo 2020, but interestingly Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was omitted this year.
Evo 2020 was originally set to be in Las Vegas this July, but because of the coronavirus, it was canceled. In the announcements early on, eight games were included: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Soul Caliber 6, Street Fighter V, Samurai Shodown, Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[cl-r], and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Standards of the Evo tournaments in the past.
The online lineup includes seven games instead of eight. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was officially omitted, but officials have not yet commented on the dropped game. The Switch’s dodgy online play may be the biggest factor in this decision. In the bid to be fair to all players it only makes sense to level the playing field any way possible.
Evo Online includes four open tournaments for online play. Games included are Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, Killer Instinct, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore. Evo Online dates are July 4th through August 2nd.
Written by: Alana T.