No Smash Bros. Ultimate At Evo 2022 Due to Nintendo

A poster showing some of the fighters featured in Super Smash Bros. Nintendo's Ultimate for Switch.

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Super Smash Bros. will not be featured at Evo 2022, the biggest fighting game event of the year. Owned by Sony The e-sports organization announced the loss of the platform fighter in a statement on Twitter todayand seems to blame Nintendo’s decision, the company has previously tried to tightly control how its games are presented in the wild.

After it was revealed that the full list of games to be played at Evo 2022 will be announced during a live stream on March 8 on Twitch, the organization prioritized Questions about Smash Bros. by stating in advance that it will not be included. “We want to let you know in advance that Super Smash Bros. Evo organizers wrote. Since 2007, we’ve seen historic moments of Super Smash Bros. created at Evo events. We are saddened that Nintendo has chosen not to continue that legacy with us this year. ”

Evo online only last year due to pandemicand canceled in 2020 because of allegations of abuse. Prip that off, Melee Smash Bros. and Ultimate were both introduced at the 2019 event. Melee, and later Smash Bros. Wii U, both of which become mainstays of the annual tournament series, leading to some competition Matches and moments currently under review pivotal moments in esports history along with the longstanding legacy of fighting game series like Street fighter.

However, Nintendo didn’t always play well with the Evo. Mario Creator notoriously tried to shutdown the Melee combat tournament at Evo 2013and firmly do not let the tournament go live Smash Bros. matches. However, after backlash from fans and players, the company eventually had to accept.

In March 2021, Sony announces the purchase of Evo. And last November, Nintendo announced that it would cooperate with Panda Global to its own organization Smash Bros. compete electrical circuit. It is not clear if those developments are playing a role in this decision. Sony, Nintendo and Evo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Evo 2022 will be the first Super Smash Bros. may have been featured at the event with all its downloadable characters available. Three years after its release, Nintendo revealed last October that Heart Kingdom Sora will be the 86th and final warrior of the game. No Smash Bros. Ultimate At Evo 2022 Due to Nintendo

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