EVO 2020 fighting game tournament drops Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been cut from the EVO 2020 roster.

As with basically everything, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting EVO 2020. The normally in-person event will be replaced with a format that takes place completely online. But the bigger news is what won’t be featured at this year’s competition.

EVO 2020 will run from July 4 until August 2. However, the world’s biggest fighting game tournament will omit Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the roster this year. There’s no official word yet on why it was removed… or even an official acknowledgment that it has indeed been removed. But some have speculated that Nintendo’s poor online infrastructure may be to blame.

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Here’s the currently announced EVO 2020 game lineup:

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Killer Instinct
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Skullgirls Encore
  • SoulCalibur VI
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • Tekken 7
  • Them’s Fightin’ Herds
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late

How to watch

If you want to tune into the action starting in July, EVO 2020 will be broadcast online. You can catch it at Twitch.tv/evo.

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