Evo 2020 lineup revealed with a classic title returning for a special 8 player tournament

By on February 5, 2020 at 11:26 am
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Last night during a special Evo broadcast featuring Joey Cuellar and Mike Ross, the main lineup for Evo 2020 was revealed with a lineup that is sure to surprise players and spectators alike!

Taking place on July 31-August 2, 2020, players will be able to compete in Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r], Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, SoulCalibur VI, Samurai Shodown, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and Granblue Fantasy Versus joining as a new featured title.Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a surprise addition that will consist of an 8 man tournament. Four players have already been invited to the tournament for being previous MvC2 Evo winners. The announced players are Justin Wong, IFC YipeS, Duc Do, and Sandford Kelly. The other four will be determined at a future date.

Evo 2020 is also an event for multiple tours for titles both on and off the main stage. The tournament is a Master Plus event in the Tekken World Tour 2020, a Platinum Event in the Arc World Tour 2020 for Granblue Fantasy Versus and even BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle which will be a featured title in the Community Evolution Championships, and an Edge Master Plus event for the SoulCalibur VI World Tour 2020.

Players will also be able to compete in the first preview Guilty Gear Strive tournament. This will be hosted on July 31 with more details to be announced once the tournament draws closer.

You can check out the complete Evo 2020 announcement broadcast below! (Just be sure to skip to about 15:17) You can register for Evo 2020 at Smash.gg. Registration closes on July 12 at 8:00 PM PDT.

Mortal Kombat 11 is surprisingly absent from the Evo 2020 lineup, which is sure to disappoint fans and players of the title. That being said, the date for the Final Kombat is set for March 8th, with attendees able to watch the final sixteen kombatants go head to head for the championship title.

Attendees will also be able to experience a first look at the Spawn DLC character trailer along with special appearances by Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, Keith David, the voice of Spawn for MK11 and the HBO animated series, as well as Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the voice of Shang Tsung in MK11, and Ed Boon, the Creative Director of NeatherRealm Studios and Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat. You can check out all the details at the Eventbrite listing here!

Be sure to check back as we embark on the road to Evo 2020!

Source: Evo

Shoryuken.com Associate Editor. Austyn James Roney began his gaming journey with Super Smash Bros. on the N64 but learned the ways of the fighting game genre with Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Loves all fighters, regardless of dimension or playstyle.