EVO 2021 Showcase cancelled due to COVID concerns

The upcoming EVO Showcase in Las Vegas has been canceled.

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EVO is one of the biggest annual events in the world of esports, putting on a series of fighting game tournaments featuring some of the biggest talent from around the world. The event was looking to expand its offerings this year with EVO 2021 Showcase, a tournament series that was originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas this November. However, EVO 2021 Showcase has now been canceled amid ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the Delta Variant.

EVO announced the cancelation of EVO Showcase 2021 in a post shared to its website on September 29, 2021.

EVO Showcase 2021 was meant to be a huge return to in-person events for the tournament series after it had to switch to a digital format as a result of the pandemic. Although vaccines are rolling out, conditions just aren’t yet at a place where the organizers feel like it’s wise to host an in-person event that draws in so many people. It’s also worth noting that a lot of people travel internationally to attend EVO, only increasing concerns about the virus.

EVO Showcase 2021 will not go on as planned this November. Fans and competitors will have to wait until 2022 in order to get some more EVO action. Be sure to follow the official EVO Twitter account in order to catch future updates on the event.

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