It’s official, Nintendo has retired Super Smash Bros. of EVO 2022
As you may recall, last March Sony Interactive Entertainment and esports company RTS jointly acquired the fighting game tournament Evo. Nintendo, at the time, said it would continue to “evaluate” Evo, as it planned for the future. Super Smash Bros. tournament activity.
It looks like a decision has now been made. According to an announcement from the Evo team, Nintendo has decided to retire Super Smash Bros. of the event. This is admittedly a blow, as the series has been featured in the fighting game tournament since 2007.
Here is Evo’s full statement:
“Since 2007, we’ve seen historic Super Smash Bros. moments created during the events of Evo. We’re saddened that Nintendo has chosen not to continue that legacy with us this year. Going forward, we hope to celebrate at new the Super Smash Bros. community by their side.
As noted above, there will also be an Evo 2022 announcement show – which will take place on March 8.
Nintendo has previously mentioned how much it “enjoyed engaging with fans at past Evo tournaments” and wished the show’s organizers all the best in their new venture. More recently, Nintendo has organized its own tournaments in partnership with Panda Global.
If we hear any updates, we’ll let you know. What do you think of this decision? Leave a comment below.