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AnimEVOnline posts game lineup and opens for registration, notes plans to rebrand away from EVO next year

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 10, 2020 at 3:40 p.m. PDT • Comments: 36

Event cancellations have been an unfortunate staple of fighting game community news here in 2020, but we're happy to be able to report that registration for AnimEVOnline has officially opened.

With over 20 titles (such as Darkstalkers, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, BlazBlue Central Fiction, and Fight of Animals) on the docket, the action looks to be fierce this year.

That said, this might be the last year the event is referred to as "AnimEVO" as organizers have released a statement regarding plans for rebranding following recent allegations of sexual misconduct involving Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, the former CEO of EVO.

"[W]e want to address that we will continue to use the AnimEVO moniker for this year's tournament since it's way too late to change our name/graphics before hosting our tourneys," state organizers on Twitter. "We will begin planning our rebranding process after we conclude all tournaments for this year."

Those who would like to sign up for AnimEVOnline can do so at their Smash.gg page. The competition will officially kick off on August 7 and continue throughout each of the three following weekends.

Be sure to follow AnimEVO on Twitter to stay updated as we near the event's official kick off. You can view the full lineup of titles as well as the full rebranding statement by clicking the thumbnails below.

AnimEVOnline Lineup and Statement image #1 AnimEVOnline Lineup and Statement image #2
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