EVO has introduced that Nintendo has chosen to drag Super Smash Bros from the roster of video games at this yr’s competitors.
The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) has seen Super Smash Bros video games on the occasion since 2007, with 2022 being the primary yr since then to not embody any video games from the franchise.
In a statement yesterday (February 26), the official EVO Twitter account stated, “we are saddened that Nintendo has chosen not to continue that legacy with us this year. In the future, we hope to once again celebrate the Super Smash Bros community alongside them.”
No purpose has been given publicly for why the Smash Bros sequence gained’t be returning to EVO this yr, however in November of final yr, it was introduced that Panda Global was partnering with Nintendo of America for the “first officially licensed circuit” of Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Melee.
— EVO (@EVO) February 26, 2022
Sony additionally bought EVO in August of final yr, and Nintendo offered IGN with an announcement on the time saying that it’s going to “continue to assess EVO,” and it now seems like a call has been made.
Back in July 2020, the aggressive Smash Bros neighborhood noticed over 50 sexual misconduct allegations, as important gamers have been hit with tales and claims of their behaviour each out and in of occasions. This led to that yr’s EVO Online occasion being cancelled.
As highlighted in a BBC report on the time, EVO president Joey Cueller was additionally accused of inappropriate behaviour and later left EVO totally. Whilst Nintendo doesn’t get entangled with organising EVO, the corporate made this assertion:
“We are deeply disturbed by the allegations raised towards sure members of the aggressive gaming neighborhood. They are completely impermissible.
“We want to make it clear that we condemn all acts of violence, harassment, and exploitation against anyone and that we stand with the victims.”
In different information, Hidetaka Miyazaki has talked about how he desires to make dying in video video games extra satisfying, following the discharge of Elden Ring.