Evo 2020 is canceled, but organizers are planning an online event

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 05:  Dominique 'SonicFox' McLean takes on  Goichi 'GO1' Kishada in the DragonBall FighterZ finals during EVO 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on August 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)
 Dominique ‘SonicFox' McLean takes on Goichi ‘GO1' Kishada in the DragonBall FighterZ finals during EVO 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on August 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The “world’s biggest fighting game tournament” has joined the list of events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers announced in a tweet that the annual battle in Las Vegas is off for 2020, but “to keep the Evo spirit alive, we’re bringing the event online this summer.”

According to the post, all arena tickets and hotel reservations will be refunded automatically, with a form going up next week for tournament registration. Fighting games are a little more complicated to do online than other esports with the tight timing that can be impacted due to connection issues, but we’ll see if the tournament’s game lineup stays the same or adjusts due to conditions.

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