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EVO 2020 goes full digital, announces additional events

Published: 11:28, 14 May 2020
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EVO, the premier fighting game event of the year, has shifted to being fully digital as a result of Covid-19 disruption but that gave the organisers a chance to get more games and events in.

EVO's 20 years of fighting tournaments will continue in 2020 but not physically in an arena. The event will be fully digital, which opened some doors and closed others.

Fans will get to enjoy five weekends of fighting games with EVO Online while the original lineup , although some games were dropped from it. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Marvel vs Capcom 2 were dropped. Well, SSBU was dropped while MvC 2 will have the Tournament of Champions.

The remaining seven games from the original roster are staying as it is, meaning Under Night In-Birth, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V Champion Edition, Granblue Fantasy versus, Soul Calibur VI and Samurai Showdown events will proceed as planned.

Some games that were previously not on the list will now have open tournaments during the event. These include: 

  • Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
  • Killer Instinct
  • Them's Fightin' Herds
  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore

All the EVO Online events will be in July, with the final one dipping into August:

  • July 4-5
  • July 11-12
  • July 18-19
  • July 25-26
  • July 31- August 2

Every confirmed stage in NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat 11

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Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 will feature the new Aftermath fighters, such as Fujin and RoboCop, which should be interesting to see as they might shift the meta in the meantime. Keep in mind that the open tournaments are not invitational so you might want to sign up if you've got the chops.

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