As you might already know, the 2020 Summer Olympics event, which was to be held in Tokyo, Japan this year, has been rescheduled. Now it will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down Sports, Movies, and TV Shows entirely across the globe, will EVO (Evolution Championship Series) 2020 prove to be the next causality? Let us find out.
EVO 2020 to be the next victim of COVID-19 pandemic?
The immensely popular gaming event involving fighting games, in particular, is originally scheduled to be held at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay from July 31 to August 2. According to the organizers, the event is currently on track and would be held as per the original timings provided that things do not go out of control. The event organizers shared this update via a Twitter post and also assured all the attendees that ticket price would be refunded in case a cancellation does happen.
An important message from the Evo team… pic.twitter.com/jUuiQSIITz
— EVO (@EVO) March 18, 2020
Currently, there are over 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States at the time of writing. The death tally has crossed the 9,000 mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with those that are affected.
The situation is very grave at the moment. There is more than a 50% probability that the event might not happen. Let us hope for the best.
EVO 2020 Games
The event is all set to feature the following games. Remarkably Mortal Kombat 11 is absent from the list.
- Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition,
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,
- Tekken 7,
- SoulCalibur 6,
- Samurai Shodown,
- Under Night In-Birth,
- Granblue Fantasy Versus,
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Tournament of Champions)
EVO 2020 Schedule
The event will commence from July 31 to August 2 with the venue being :
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA