Following the cancellation of EVO 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EVO has just announced that there will be a new online version of the event dubbed EVO Online. This new event will continue the EVO tradition of providing viewers amazing fighting game tournaments while also keeping everyone socially distant from each other.
The main lineup for EVO Online consists of the following games:
- Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
- Tekken 7
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Soul Calibur VI
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus
- Samurai Shodown
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Marvel vs Capcom 2 - a fan favorite game at EVO that had returned after a decade hiatus - was also cut from the main lineup. A special online version of the invitational tournament for Marvel vs Capcom 2 dubbed “20urnament of Champions” (in honor of the game’s 20th anniversary) seems to still be taking place.
In addition to the main lineup, there will also be four games that are a part of an open online tournament:
- Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
- Killer Instinct
- Them’s Fightin’ Herds
- Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
Author’s Note: How do you feel about Ultimate getting cut? What other games are you excited for at EVO? Let us know in the comments below!