EVO 2022 The organizers have announced the list of games that will be part of the annual event.
This year’s titles are: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Guilty Gear – Strive, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Tekken 7 and The King of Fighters 15.
Notably absent from the list is Super Smash Bros. The game that was not on this year’s list was revealed in February.
According to the organizers of EVONintendo declined to participate this year.
“We wanted to let you know in advance that Super Smash Bros. will not be returning,” the announcement read. “Since 2007, we’ve seen historic Super Smash Bros. moments created at EVO events. We’re saddened that Nintendo has chosen not to continue that legacy with us this year.
“In the future, we hope to once again celebrate the Super Smash Bros. community with them.”
EVO 2020 has been partially canceled due to the pandemic and is set to feature Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Controversy also surrounded the event that year when organizers were forced to remove Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar from the company following multiple allegations of pedophilia and sexual harassment.
Next year, the event goes completely digital due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and 2021 is also the year Sony buys the event. There is speculation that Sony’s purchase of the EVO has something to do with Nintendo’s opt-out.
EVO 2022 will take place August 5-7 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
https://www.vg247.com/evo-2022-lineup-includes-granblue-fantasy-versus-guilty-gear-strive-melty-blood-type-lumina-more The EVO 2022 lineup includes Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Guilty Gear: Strive, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, and more