Evo 2020 cancelled

The Twilight Mexican

Ex-SeeD-ingly good
AKA
TresDias
#1
I don't know if anyone else has been following the updates on this since yesterday, but Evo 2020's online Covid-era replacement, Evo Online, has now also been cancelled in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Evo co-founder/organizer Joey "MrWizard" Cuellar.

After Capcom, NetherRealm Studios, Bandai Namco, and others (appropriately) pulled the involvement of their games, and many notable esports players and commentators (e.g. Maximilian Dood) pulled their participation to show solidarity with the accusers, Evo did the only thing they could: separated from MrWizard (who has now admitted to wrongdoing) and cancelled the event.

This year had already dealt some blows to the fighting game community, which had, until a few months ago, been experiencing an unexpected upswing after years on the slide into the abyss. This, sadly, is going to be difficult to bounce back from any time soon.
 

Nanaki Skywalker

The Symptom of the Universe
AKA
Tarkatan Trash
#4
That's fucking saddening! I remember him as a co-author of many fighting game strategy guides from the 90s and 2000s, some of which I have bought and are still in my possession, and to even think that this guy is a sex offender makes me sick.

I'm glad the likes of Sonic Fox, Maximillian Dood, NRS, Capcom, and Bandai Namco have taken the stand they did.
 
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