The Evo event will take place online only. As you know, COVID-19 has changed the way we do things usually. But, at least we figure out how to adapt quite quickly. Thanks to the fighting game community, we now have more details regarding the Evo Online event. Are you curious to find out more?
The Evo 2020 replacement will happen in July 2020. The length of the event is over five weekends! This is great news, guys. I think some of the fans got really upset when it got canceled on May 2. However, the coronavirus outbreak did not win this time.
Here’s a tweet from the official Evo account. On top of that, the video also revealed the initial game roster:
Introducing Evo Online! pic.twitter.com/ecf8gxNGUW
— EVO (@EVO) May 14, 2020
Big game titles
The online event will resemble the physical event. The team behind Evo 2020 promises’ special exhibitions and content.’ What games is the Tournament of Champions imply? We are going to see some big titles, such as Granblue Fantasy Versus, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Samurai Shodown, Soul Calibur VI, and UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st]. However, part of the tournament content will be fighting game staples as well.
Other game titles
The online event has more games planned for the fans. Also part of the tournament are the following games: Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, Them’s Fightin’ Herds, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, and Killer Instinct.
How is Evo going to ensure a satisfactory game experience online? This is one of the fans’ concerns. Well. all the games chose for the tournament use ‘rollback.’ This online netcode makes the game more playable even in high-latency network conditions. Therefore, the team behind the event has picked up the games that offer the best online experience. At least for the first part of the tournament.
Here are the exact dates for the Evo Online event:
- July 4-5
- July 11-12
- July 18-19
- July 25-26
- July 31-August 2
P.S. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate is not part of Evo online. Why? Because of its poor online play quality. 🙁