EVO 2020 games line-up

Marvel vs Capcom 2 returns, while MK11 is dropped from competition in EVO 2020's games line-up.

It’s Mahvel, baybee! The EVO 202 games line-up was officially revealed last night, and it’s a surprising mix this time around. No, Melee isn’t back and it probably won’t ever be, but Marvel vs Capcom certainly is. As usual there are nine core games as EVO 2020 lineup, due to be broadcast over the full weekend show. Here’s the full EVO 2020 games line-up.

EVO 2020 games line-up

EVO 2020 Games line up all games at EVO
Marvel vs Capcom 2 is back at Evo 2020 for an invitational tournament.
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The EVO 2020 games line-up features nine competitive fighters in a range of styles. From Smash Bros. to Samurai, here are all the main tournament games at EVO 2020:

  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
  • Tekken 7
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Soul Calibur 6
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: Tournament of Champions (Invitational event)
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Latest
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus

One scan down the list of games above reveals a conspicuous omission, and no, we’re not talking about Super Smash Bros. Melee. NetherRealm Studio’s Mortal Kombat 11 released less than a year ago, but already finds itself dropped from EVO’s roster after just one showing. Given spots have been grants to far, far smaller titles such as UNIST and Samurai Shodown, the lack of Mortal Kombat feels off, to say the least. 

Also dropped in this year’s line-up is BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, replaced by Arc System Works’ Grandblue Fantasy: Versus, a new title this year which brings the mobile JRPG universe to the fighting game gauntlet. If it’s being developed by Arc, we expect good things.

Marvel fans finally have something to look forward to this year thanks to a special Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Invitational Tournament of Champions that’ll bring famous pros from around the world together for a grand showdown. Speaking of Showdowns, Samurai Shodown continues its esports drive as a main EVO 2020 game, following an exciting tournament at EVO Japan last month.

EVO 2020 is due to take place July 31-August 2 in Las Vegas, where you can catch all of the games listed above in action. What do you make of the EVO 2020 games line-up? Share your thoughts down in the comments.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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