EVO Showcase 2021 Called-Off Due to Global Pandemic

Huge Blow for Combat Game Lovers, especially Tekken Fans!

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, the Evo 2021 Showcase, an in-person combat game event planned for Las Vegas, has been officially called off.

The invitation-only event was expected to begin in November at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. According to Evo’s organizers, the main cause for the Showcase’s abandonment was the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the organizers, the rise of the Delta variant made it tough to conduct an event of this magnitude.

“Due to the ongoing challenges with COVID-19 and the propagation of the Delta Variant, we have made the difficult decision to abandon the Evo 2021 Showcase,” the statement stated.

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“Many of the greatest fighters in the world have been invited to compete in the Evo 2021 Showcase. We’re extremely disappointed to cancel the event. Every player will be contacted directly by the Evo team to thank them for their contributions. We are committed to Evo’s objective of commemorating the FGC, and we’ll keep working to provide you the large, live events you’ve come to expect from us.”

The event was projected to attract the best 40 fighting game players globally, with a prize fund of $125,000 (£92,993). Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear, and Skullgirls are among the five games chosen for the tournament. Arslan Ash from Pakistan was also expected to show up in the event for Tekken 7.

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Although, according to few insiders, the management might consider the decision again and conduct the event under safety protocols.

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