EVO Online has officially been announced, along with the event's dates.
On Twitter, EVO Online was officially revealed. The event will take the place of the original EVO, which was cancelled earlier this year due to COVID-19. The event will take place over five weekends, and will feature seven games. The event will also have special exhibitions and content for the original EVO 2020's lineup. This includes a special event for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2's 20th anniversary. The following seven games will be featured at EVO Online:
- Street Fighter V: Championship Edition
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Tekken 7
- Soul Calibur VI
- Granblue Fantasy Versus
- Samurai Shodown
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Evo Online will also feature open online tournaments for four additional games. Anyone can enter these tournaments, with more information on how to participate in these events coming at a later time. Below are the four games for the open tournaments:
- Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
- Killer Instinct
- Them's Fightin' Herds
- Skull Girls 2nd Encore
Unfortunately, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was removed from EVO Online. It was not stated why the game will no longer be participating in the event.
EVO Online will take place over the following five weekends:
- July 4-5
- July 11-12
- July 18-19
- July 25-26
- July 31-August 2
Earlier this month, EVO 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was supposed to take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The tournament was meant to begin on July 31st, and run until August 2nd. The organizers of EVO did state that all tickets would be refunded, as well as all arena and hotel room reservations. Mortal Kombat 11 was originally not going to be a part of EVO this year, though that has changed now that the event will be online.
Moe information on EVO Online will be released as we get closer to the event.