Evo Online 2020 cancelled after a number of companies pulled their games out of the event.
Evo Online is arguably the biggest fighting game tournament out there. It pulls together a number of popular titles in the genre to host a number of open tournaments. Titles such as Tekken, SoulCalibur, and Mortal Kombat are involved. It was due to host an online-only formatted event starting July 4th but has since been cancelled for several reasons.
NetherRealm was the first company to pull their title. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath was due to be one of the titles in the open tournaments. Capcom joined NetherRealm and pulled Street Fighter V, then Mane6 pulled out Them’s Fightin’ Herds. Bandai Namco also pulled their titles from the event. This means Evo Online 2020 lost 6 of its titles pretty quickly.
It wasn’t just the game developers that were pulling out of Evo Online 2020. A number of professional gamers also pulled out of the competition. SonicFox, Void, and EQNX all voiced their concerns on Twitter. They stated that this was directly due to the actions of Joey “ Mr. Wizard” Cuellar. Cuellar was the president of Evo Online and oversaw a lot of its operations.
Evo Online 2020 Suffered Because Of Their President’s Actions
The events which led to Evo Online 2020’s cancellation all started when Mikey “Crackpr0n” Pham suggested that Evo President Cuellar behaved inappropriately towards him and several other teenagers in the 90’s. Evo has since removed Cuellar from the CEO position, and all other operations. Now, another co-founder, Tony Cannon, is acting as CEO for the foreseeable future.
While these allegations are unchecked, a tweet from Cuellar seems to suggest there is some truth to the allegations. You can read it below:
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