Evo 2020 has been cancelled following allegations of sexual misconduct made against Evo CEO Joey Cuellar, who was positioned on administrative go away earlier in the day, and is now being relieved of all obligations with the corporate and tournament. Early this morning, Evo launched a press release saying “The habits in these accusations runs immediately counter to Evo’s mission of constructing a secure, welcoming surroundings for all of our players and attendees.”
Over the course of the day, commentators James Chen and Maximilian Dood tweeted that they might not be part of this yr’s tournament. Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Tekken, and different games have been also pulled by the builders and publishers behind them. NetherRealm, the studio behind the Mortal Kombat games, mentioned “We stand in solidarity with those that have spoken out against abuse. We will likely be pulling MK11 from EVO Online.”
Over 1,300 individuals signed as much as compete on this yr’s tournament, which might be held on-line as a result of ongoing pandemic. Anyone who bought a badge will likely be refunded. Evo can be donating the equal of the proceeds to Project HOPE.
You can learn Evo’s newest assertion on the matter below: