Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat 11, and Them's Fightin' Herds pulled from Evo 2020

July 02, 2020 1 min read

The developers of some of the biggest fighting games in the world have dropped their support for this year's Evo following troubling accusations made against Joey "MrWiz" Cuellar, one of the organizers of the annual fighting game tournament. Earlier this week, accusations were made against him on Twitter, accusing Cuellar of inappropriate behavior with minors in the '90s and 2000s.

Following the tweets, Evo placed Cuellar on administrative leave pending a third-party investigation. However, some participants in this year's show have already made their decision not to be part of it.

Dragon Ball FighterZ champion SonicFox announced earlier today they would not take part in Evo Online, as did competitors like PG Kizzie Kay and commentator Sajam. Hours later, NeatherRealm pulled Mortal Kombat 11 and Capcom pulled Street Fighter V. Cuellar did post an apology to his Twitter feed, however that was followed shortly after with Mane6 pulling Them's Fightin' Herds and Bandai Namco ending its support for the program.

Evo 2020 was set to be an entirely different broadcast from years past, with headlining tournaments reorganized as special exhibitions and four games, including MK11and Fightin' Herds, added as the Evo Online tournament titles. Now, the entirety of Evo 2020, and perhaps the future of the event itself, is in jeopardy.

Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat 11, and Them's Fightin' Herds pulled from Evo 2020 screenshot


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