Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Evo Showcase 2021 Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Due to growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant, Evo2021’s return to Las Vegas has been cancelled.so Tweet, Evo organizers said they will continue to work on the resurgence of large-scale live events.

“The players invited to the Evo 2021 showcase represent many of the best fighters in the world. It’s very sad to cancel the event,” he said in one statement. You can read the entire statement below.

Evo 2021 was scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on November 27th and 28th. The lineup would include Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and Tekken 7. Evo will continue.Hold a face-to-face event In Las Vegas in August 2022..

Last month, Evo hosted the Evo 2021 Online event. Players from all over the world participated in this event. The final face-to-face event took place in 2019 as Evo2020 was canceled shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began. Last year, the Evo community was also shaken by a sexual abuse scandal surrounding Joey Cuellar, the organizer of Evo. As a result, several companies have withdrawn from the 2020 Evo Online event. Cuellar took a vacation shortly after the allegations came to light.

Earlier this year, PlayStation purchased the Evo Fighting Game Championship Series. Nonetheless, according to members of the Evo team, the event is open to platforms other than PlayStation. Super Smash Bros. said that Nintendo “will continue to appreciate Evo and other opportunities as we plan for future online and offline Super Smash Bros. tournaments,” and is significantly lacking in this year’s planned lineup. I did.

Other gaming events have also taken into account the coronavirus, making Call of Duty League the first major esports organization to require vaccination certification or a negative COVID test prior to last month’s 2021 Championship Weekend. ..

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant..