Nintendo has made the decision not to participate in theEVO 2022, the largest eSport event linked to the fighting game scene. Consequently, no tournaments related to the brand will be organized during the event Super Smash Bros.
The news came from a Twitter post by the organizers of the Evolution Championship Series, in which among other things they remember the appointment with the show with the announcements that will precede the event set at 02:00 Italian on 9 March.
“We are grateful for all the great games joining us later this year in Las Vegas, but we want to let you know in advance that Super Smash Bros. will not be present in this edition.”, Reads the release.
“Since 2007 we have seen historical moments of Super Smash Bros. during the events of the Evo. We are saddened that Nintendo has chosen not to continue this tradition with us this year. In the future, we hope to celebrate once again to celebrate the Super Smash Bros. community. ”
At the moment Nintendo has not released official statements on the reasons behind the decision not to participate in EVO 2022 with Super Smash Bros .. We doubt that it is due to possible friction with the organization due to the fact that the Evolution Championship Series is now owned by Sony. More likely, however, that the decision was made by the big N due to the partnership signed last November with Panda Global for the organization of a series of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official competitions in North America.
Before leaving, we remind you that EVO 2022 will take place in Las Vegas between 5 and 7 August.