To compensate for the fact that the tournament will be held online only because of COVID-19, several games have been added to the line-up, including the djant Them's Fightin 'Herds and Skullgirls.
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This year, EVO 2020 will not take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic
Competitions will still be offered to spectators on four games: Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, Killer Instinct, Them's Fightin 'Herds and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. This last game therefore finally arrives in the EVO line-up for the first time since 2015, where it was only a side-tournament, as in 2013 after the release of its first opus.
On the other hand, and it's no surprise to anyone, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been removed from the EVO 2020 line-up. Indeed, its online system is not efficient enough to allow fair competition.
The event was divided into 5 weekends throughout the month of July (July 4 and 5, 11 and 12, 18 and 19, and finally from July 31 to August 2).
Information regarding registrations will be released soon. This event will be a major challenge for the organizer. Problems inherent in online tournaments on fighting games have already surfaced, such as the change of identity of professional players who participate in a third account to be placed in the brackets. This was the case on a Super Smash Bros. tournament. Melee in the United States.