Another game was cancelled due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Delta variant of the virus. This time, it is the culmination of this year’s online evolution championship series, commonly known as Evo, which is scheduled to hold live competitions in November this year.The cancellation notice is at statement On the Evo website and later on Twitter. You can read the full statement below.
The players invited to participate in the Evo 2021 Showcase represent many of the best fighters in the world. We are very sad about the cancellation of the event. The Evo team will contact each player individually to recognize their efforts. We will continue to work on Evo to celebrate FGC’s mission, and will continue to work hard to achieve the return of large-scale live events that you expect from us.
Evo Online 2021 will be held on two weekends in August. Players fight online in five headline games: Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Guilty Gear Strive and Skullgirls 2nd Encore. The winners of each regional tournament will meet in Las Vegas and compete for the best in the world in their respective fighting games in November this year. Now that the event is no longer being held, the Evo team has decided to “individually recognize” the efforts of these regional champions.
Next year should be the full return of face-to-face Evo in Las Vegas. Before organizing the controversy and the COVID attack, the game was held in Vegas for more than a decade. Although it is now owned by PlayStation, Evo is not as big or prestigious as it was before its multiple derailments in 2020. Let us hope that our plan to bring the fighting game community together to participate in this year’s biggest tournament has not yet been blocked to participate in the 2022 event again.