EVO Online - the planned replacement for the previously cancelled EVO 2020 - has just been cancelled. EVO has published their official statement on the matter below:
The cancellation comes after multiple allegations were made towards the EVO CEO, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar, which accused him of sexual abuse in the early 2000’s. Mr. Wizard was originally placed on administrative leave when the allegations first came out, but has since been cut from EVO as a whole. Prior to EVO Online’s cancellation, multiple companies such as Capcom and Bandai Namco had announced that they would not be participating in the event as a result of the serious allegations.
The allegations towards Mr. Wizard are just one of many relating to many big names in the FGC that have come out over the past few days. Other people accused of sexual misconduct include professional Smash Bros. player Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada and Smash commentator Cinnamon “Cinnpie” Dunson.
Editor’s Note: SmashBoards will be publishing an official statement on the many allegations of abuse and assault, both sexual and otherwise, that have come to light over the past few days. Please stay tuned.