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It’s been a year since Sony acquired Evo, one of the world’s largest annual fighting game tournaments. That purchase led fans to fear that the fighting game lineup would see significant changes. Those waters were already a bit muddy; Evo 2020 was an online event and Super Smash Bros: Ultimate no longer appeared in the lineup.
Then, of course, the entire event was canceled due to allegations of sexual misconduct against co-founder Joey Cuellar.
In fact, the whole thing was a mess for several reasons, and everything was confusing and scary. The also online-only 2021 Evo ran much smoother, but also lacked a Smash presence.
This year, Evo is back as an in-person event, and Nintendo made it clear that Smash would not be returning to the Sony-owned tournament. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the lineup isn’t great.
Evo is back and in good shape. The day-long tournament will take place August 5-7 at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas. Evo 2022 will show 50 percent more floor space this year. The extra space accommodates community events, arcade cabinets, and new stage designs. Evo 2022 will also have an artist street in addition to merch stands.
The official lineup
This year’s lineup includes Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Guilty Gear -Strive-, Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Tekken 7, The King of Fighters XV, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and Skullgirls 2nd encore.
The game with the most entries will close the event. The game with the least number of entries opens the event. The schedule will remain in motion until registrations close.
Unfortunately, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 not one of the featured games. I’ll leave it to bigger fighting game fans to argue about the shocking, despicable lockout.
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This post The lineup for Evo 2022 has been announced. Where is Marvel?
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