Super Smash Bros. not showing at EVO 2022

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Evolution Championship Series (EVO) returns with a stay occasion in 2022 however it gained’t embody one of many greatest preventing video games round. It was introduced that Super Smash Bros. won’t be at this yr’s spring esports occasion. The show options the most well-liked preventing video games all beneath one roof and is a large spotlight for followers of the preventing style.

The announcement comes from EVO’s official Twitter web page. Details on why precisely Super Smash Bros. won’t be in attendance are sparse however the message claims the selection was made by Nintendo. “Since 2007, we’ve seen historic Super Smash Bros. moments created at Evo’s events. We are saddened that Nintendo has chosen not to continue that legacy with us later this year.”

EVO continued to say that the occasion hopes to see the Nintendo game someday once more sooner or later. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate introduced in essentially the most variety of entrants throughout EVO 2019.

It’s been two years since EVO held an in-person occasion. Last yr, EVO went totally on-line with EVO Online 2021 final August. The preventing match was canceled each in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 showcase takes place on March 8 in Las Vegas.