Multiple major partners are pulling out.
What you need to know
- Evo co-founder Joey “MrWizard” Cuellar has been accused of serious sexual misconduct.
- Cuellar has been placed on administrative leave.
- NetherRealm, Capcom and others are pulling out of Evo Online.
Update, July 2 (9:28 p.m ET): Following the different companies and individuals pulling out, Evo Online has been canceled.
After Evo 2020 was canceled earlier this year due to the ongoing pandemic, Evo Online was organized in its stead. This event was bringing “the Evo spirit” with a roster of online tournaments. It even brought the celebrated return of Killer Instinct. Evo Online is scheduled to take place from July 4 through August 2. Unfortunately, many games, companies and individuals previously involved will no longer be taking part.
Evo co-founder and president Joey “MrWizard” Cuellar has been accused of serious sexual misconduct. As a result of these allegations, Cuellar has been placed on administrative leave.
NetherRealm stated on Twitter that in light of the allegations, it would be removing Mortal Kombat 11 from the roster. This was very quickly followed by Capcom stating it would not be participating in the event. Meanwhile, noted Killer Instinct fan and commentator Maximillian Dood, aka Maximillian Christiansen, has also stated he will no longer be attending the online event.
Update, July 2 (9:28 p.m ET) — Evo Online is canceled
Following the various companies and individuals pulling out, Evo Online is now canceled.
— EVO (@EVO) July 3, 2020