Evo 2020 has been canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19, online event being planned instead

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What you need to know

  • Evo is an annual fighting game esports event.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic, Evo 2020 is being canceled.
  • An online event will be held in its place.
  • Refunds are being issued automatically.

The Evolution Championship Series (Evo) is an annual fighting game esports event that has been formally held since 2002. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing outbreak and social distancing being enforced, EVO 2020 has been canceled. Fans of the event will still have something to look forward to however, as there will be a digital event of some sort taking its place, with more information coming at a later date.

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In a follow-up comment on Twitter, the Evo team made it clear that refunds will happen automatically and if you were attending, you don't need to call in to get your money back.

Evo 2020 joins the long list of big events that have been canceled this year, with Gamescom 2020 being held in an all-digital format and E3 2020 being canceled entirely. We'll be sure to provide an update on this digital Evo event as details are released.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.