EVO 2020 game lineup to be revealed in February

Jan 28 2020 2 min read
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EVO Japan has ended, with all eyes turning to July and EVO 2020. While last year’s event had nine games present and this year’s Japan event had six, there was no official statement regarding this year’s EVO offering until yesterday. 

Although it’s far from official, president of Evolution Championship Series, Joey "MrWizard" Cuellar shared a cryptic tweet which hinted at how many games we could see at EVO 2020. Posing fans with the question of which six games they would like to see at this year’s event, he could have revealed how big this year's lineup will be. 

MrWizard has now announced via Twitter that the unveiling of EVO 2020's lineup will take place in a live stream on February 4. You can catch the Twitch stream on the official EVO channel at 7 pm PST. 

Taking a guess, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will probably be first on the list due to its record-breaking numbers last year. Street Fighter V is also expected to join the list, even though EVO 2020 wasn't listed as a Capcom Pro Tour event because, at this point, it's tradition to be there, and it had the second-highest numbers last year. 

Other major possibilities include Dragon Ball FighterZ, Mortal Kombat 11, and Tekken 7. Their numbers weren't as high as Street Fighter, but that's not to say they were terrible, and they do have active communities backing them. Samurai Shodown and Soulcalibur VI are also contenders, considering their developers could very well support the event. 

Since Granblue Fantasy has a February 6 release, it is also in the running. The game's gotten a lot of attention since it was announced, and it wouldn't be the first time a game joined the EVO lineup months after it's release (Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown). 

EVO 2020 will take place from July 31 to August 2 at the Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino, Las Vegas. 


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