Last we heard from the organizers behind this year’s Evolution Championship Series held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the organization was still committed to hosting the annual event later this coming summer. This came as a surprise at the time with tensions continuing to develop as the COVID-19 outbreak swelled to a global concern. But as we soon inched closer to the date, other events of the same timeframe were hesitant to proceed with their plans.
Events such as the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco: originally planned for the same month on the west coast has now been scratched as Informa Tech announced this week to be transitioning to a digital format. Now, the same can also be applied to the competitive gaming competition a few hundred miles away.
On Twitter earlier today, organizers for the yearly event has announced to be shifting the show to a virtual alternative since concerns regarding the continuing pandemic has yet to show a cease in spreading.
“Due to COBID-19, we are sadly cancelling Evo 2020 at Mandalay Bay and refunding all purchased tickets,” the letterhead shared discloses. “But to keep the Evo spirit alive, we’re bringing the event online this summer. More information coming soon!” The organizers for the show also emphasizes on the security of the community and tells to put the health of its viewers before the event itself.
While Evo has been preserved to continue through the World Wide Web, the same unfortunately could not be said for other brother events this year. One being Combo Breaker that was originally scheduled to be hosted in Chicago, Illinois. But due to the issues that continued to loom due to the novel coronavirus, the organizers were forced to shut down this year’s Memorial Day weekend event.
Are you excited that Evo will still live on for 2020 through an online event?
Evo 2020 will kick off on July 31, 2020 until August 2, 2020.