At the beginning of the month, organizers for this year’s Evolution Championship Series shared that due to the situation sprouted by COVID-19 the July/August-held event would now be moving to an online alternative. As for how the event will function through a digital medium, the orchestrators did not share exactly how it will perform later this summer.
Now the showrunners have returned to share Evo Online. The new event is told to take place across a five-week scheduled that will run through the course of July into August. Here is the full rundown of events and the updated lineup of games players can compete for:
July 4 – 5
July 11 – 12
July 18 – 19
July 25 – 26
July 31 – August 2
2ournament of Champions
Granblue Fantasy Versus
Street Fighter V: Championship Edition
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Reading over the lineup again, you should notice one game in particular is missing. Yup, that’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which was listed in the initial announcement. Following the bevy of issues players competing online have been facing, it is insinuated that the game did not make the lineup due to the issues emerging from online play. Thankfully, there are other titles that will be hosting open competitions for those who have yet to find a game to play.
Later in the trailer, the organizers shares that there will be four online tournaments for anyone to compete in: Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat 11, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, and Skull Girls: 2nd Encore. Organizers have yet to disclose the full schedule for the virtual competitions.
What are you excited to see this coming Evo?
2020’s Evolution Championship Series will commence on July 4, 2020.