Problems because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Delta variant of the virus have precipitated the cancellation of one other gaming occasion. This time, it was the fruits of this 12 months’s on-line Evolution Championship Collection, generally often called Evo, which was set for an in-person occasion this November. The cancellation announcement got here in a statement on the Evo web site and in a while Twitter. You possibly can learn the entire assertion under.
The gamers invited to take part within the Evo 2021 Showcase symbolize lots of the greatest fighters on this planet. We’re extremely saddened to cancel the occasion. The Evo workforce will likely be contacting every participant individually to acknowledge their efforts. We stay devoted to Evo’s mission of celebrating the FGC, and can proceed to work in the direction of the return of the large, dwell occasions that you just anticipate from us.
Evo On-line 2021 passed off over two weekends in August. Gamers fought it out on-line in 5 headline video games: Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Guilty Gear Strive, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore. The winners from each regional event had been set to satisfy up in Las Vegas and compete to see who was the perfect on this planet of their respective preventing recreation this November. Now that the occasion is not occurring, the Evo workforce has determined to “individually recognize” the efforts of those regional champions.
Subsequent 12 months is meant to be the complete return of in-person Evo in Las Vegas. The tourney passed off in Vegas for over a decade earlier than organizational controversy and COVID hit. Whereas now owned by PlayStation, Evo hasn’t been fairly as huge or prestigious because it had been earlier than its a number of derailments in 2020. Let’s hope the plans to get the preventing recreation group collectively for the most important event of the 12 months aren’t thwarted but once more for 2022’s occasion.