Issues because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Delta variant of the virus have triggered the cancellation of one other gaming occasion. This time, it was the end result of this 12 months’s on-line Evolution Championship Sequence, generally referred to as Evo, which was set for an in-person occasion this November. The cancellation announcement got here in a assertion on the Evo web site and in a while Twitter. You’ll be able to learn the entire assertion under.
The gamers invited to take part within the Evo 2021 Showcase characterize most of the greatest fighters on the earth. We’re extremely saddened to cancel the occasion. The Evo staff will probably be contacting every participant individually to acknowledge their efforts. We stay devoted to Evo’s mission of celebrating the FGC, and can proceed to work in direction of the return of the large, reside occasions that you just anticipate from us.
Evo On-line 2021 befell over two weekends in August. Gamers fought it out on-line in 5 headline video games: Avenue Fighter V: Champion Version, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11 Final, Responsible Gear Attempt, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore. The winners from each regional event have been set to fulfill up in Las Vegas and compete to see who was the very best on the earth of their respective preventing recreation this November. Now that the occasion is not taking place, the Evo staff has determined to “individually acknowledge” the efforts of those regional champions.
Subsequent 12 months is meant to be the total return of in-person Evo in Las Vegas. The tourney befell in Vegas for over a decade earlier than organizational controversy and COVID hit. Whereas now owned by PlayStation, Evo hasn’t been fairly as large or prestigious because it had been earlier than its a number of derailments in 2020. Let’s hope the plans to get the preventing recreation group collectively for the most important event of the 12 months aren’t thwarted but once more for 2022’s occasion.