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Evo returns to Las Vegas with in-person event for 2022

Evo 2022 will be an in-person event and takes place in Las Vegas. This will be the first offline Evo under the new ownership.

As EVO 2021 comes to an end, the organizers have announced their plans for 2022. EVO 2022 will feature in-person events, they announced via a tweet today.

Evo 2022 will take place over three days from August 5-7, 2022 in Las Vegas. Widely regarded as the biggest fighting game tournament, Evo had to go online this year. The organizers moved the event online to safeguard the health and ensure the safety of players.

We missed you, FGC

Fighting Game tournaments are best played in person where players don't have to contend with any delay. The scene has some really dedicated fans and the gameplay itself thrives on LAN. After canceling EVO last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers had to shift this year’s event online.

We have been hard at work preparing for our return to Las Vegas, hoping that day could come sooner rather than later. Thankfully, the time has finally come for us to announce Evo will be back next year, on August 5-7 in 2022.

It has been a long time coming, and we know you all have been eagerly anticipating our next in-person event. We have been too! Thank you all for joining us throughout this year and for believing in what makes Evo, Evo.

Las Vegas is slowly moving towards offline events and there are high hopes of EVO 2022 taking place offline. While the announcement does not explicitly mention the presence of fans, there are high hopes it will allow fans to attend. 

The trailer also featuresSuper Smash Bros., a title notably absent from this year’s event.

What’s next for Evo fans?

After Evo 2021 comes to an end, fans can look forward to Evo 2021 Showcase later this year. EVO 2021 Showcase runs from November 27-28, 2021 in Las Vegas. The November Showcase event will feature Guilty Gear Strive, Mortal Kombat 11, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Skullgirls with a combined $125,000 prize pool.

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