SoulCalibur Without Borders will replace EVO exhibition event

Jul 28 2020 3 min read
Bandai Namco

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This year has been tough on the fighting game community, with event cancelations and delays hitting both international and local events. While EVO Online 2020 was supposed to be one of the answers for a couple of fighting games, it too was canceled after being hit by controversy.

Although SoulCalibur VI was not one of the open bracket games, it was still supposed to be a part of EVO Online 2020 as an exhibition title. With the event canceled, the SoulCalibur community lost another big event, freeing up the calendar of fans and pros alike. Looking to fill the void, the community announced on July 27 that it would be hosting the SoulCalibur Without Borders tournament. 

The charity event will offer a $900 prize pool for starters. It will also span nine regions and three weekends. Each region will receive $100 in prize money, while the tournament’s Matcherino will also accept donations to help support the event. Fifty percent of all proceeds collected will go to the winners, while the organizers will donate the remainder to Doctors Without Borders. The list of participants will be revealed at a later date.

Here’s the schedule for SoulCalibur Without Borders:

August 8, 2020

  • Europe East – 8:00 pm (UTC+3)

  • South America – 7:00 pm (UTC -3)

August 9, 2020

  • Japan – 7:00 pm (UTC+9)

August 15, 2020

  • Southeast Asia – 7:00 pm (UTC+8)

  • North America, West Coast – 7:00 pm (UTC-7)

August 16, 2020

  • Europe West – 7:00 pm (UTC+1)

August 22, 2020

  • South Korea – 7:00 pm (UTC+9)

  • Central America – 7:00 pm (UTC-6)

August 23, 2020

  • North America, East Coast – 7:00 pm (UTC-5)

In related news, the developers of Them’s Fightin’ Herds have announced an official tournament for their game. In the same vein as the SoulCalibur community, Mane6’s event will serve as a substitute for EVO Online 2020, where it was one of four open bracket titles. It is also an online event and locked to a couple of regions. These are Europe, North America, Central America, and South America.

The online event is free to enter and takes place from August 8-9, and offers the winners a variety of prizes. The top 8 receive physical medals that will have their gamertags engraved on them, while the top 3 will also win exclusive in-game trophies. In addition to all this, the champion gets to design and own a custom in-game palette for one character.

Japanese fighting game publishers also made new plans of their own after they lost the convenience of sharing their game reveals at EVO Online. They will now make their announcements in a special livestream event named Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable.


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