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EVO Online registration begins on June 5 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Europe

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 3, 2020 at 1:19 p.m. PDT • Comments: 19

It's been announced that players will be able to register for EVO Online 2020 starting on June 5. Players will be able to compete in one or more of the following: Killer Instinct (Windows 10 PC or Xbox One), Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Edition (PlayStation 4), Them's Fightin' Herds (Steam PC), and Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PlayStation 4).

Registration will be free of charge, but only those from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Europe may enter. Note that the open tournaments will be region locked.

It's also been revealed that the EVO team is partnering with Project HOPE. Those that contribute $25 or more to the cause will receive a commemorative EVO Online badge and lanyard.

100% of the contributions are being donated to the Project HOPE Global COVID-19 Relief.

EVO 2020, which was originally supposed to take place in Las Vegas from July 31 - August 2, was unfortunately cancelled due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic.

To "keep the EVO spirit alive," the event will instead be taking place online. Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Soul Calibur 6, Tekken 7 and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] of the original lineup "will be featured via exhibitions in the weeks leading up to the open tournament finals weekend," according to Mark "MarkMan" Julio.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate originally had the largest number of entrants signed up before EVO 2020 was inevitably cancelled. Notably, Smash Ultimate was completely removed from the lineup which means it likely won't see any sort of special exhibition.

The schedule shows that Them's Fightin' Herds will take place from July 4 - 5, Skullgirls from July 11 - 12, Killer Instinct from July 18 - 19, and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath from July 25 - 26. All EVO Online open tournaments will be concluding during the July 31 - Aug. 1 weekend.

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