EVO Online Lineup Drops Super Smash Bros Ultimate

2020's EVO Online tournament brings forth a variety of changes with its shift to an online-only format. With the official unveiling of their lineup, some fighting fans were surprised to find that Super Smash Bros Ultimate failed to make the cut.

EVO Lineup Drops Smash Bros Ultimate, Goes Online

The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) has just unveiled the official lineup and dates for the upcoming fighting game tournament, not long after announcing their shift into an online-only function earlier this month. Signup and specific event information remains yet to be published, but fans can still expect five full weekends of virtual fist-fighting fun. 

EVO Online’s lineup includes previously confirmed titles like Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and even the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. Many viewers noted the absence of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which will not be part of the tournament this time around. Some commenters speculated this decision was sparked by the Nintendo classic’s oft-criticized online performance. EVO hasn’t offered an official explanation. Nevertheless, fighting fans everywhere can relax knowing that EVO isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s coming closer than ever before. 

EVO Online’s lineup reveal comes at the heels of similar announcements. In lieu of the COVID-19 crisis, many major gaming events have opted for an identical shift to an online-only format, or even completely cancelled their events: E3, Gamescom and the Game Developers Conference included. 

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