EVO Online cancelled as event organisers remove Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar from the company


This 12 months’s EVO occasions have been cancelled outright.

EVO organisers have introduced the cancellation of EVO On-line, a digital occasion initially deliberate to exchange this 12 months’s bodily EVO combating recreation match.

The corporate has additionally fired Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar following an investigation into allegations of paedophilia and sexual misconduct members of the combating recreation neighborhood levied towards Cuellar.

When the allegations have been made public, publishers and builders whose video games have been a part of the occasion’s line-up all pulled out, issuing statements in assist of the victims. The record consists of NetherRealm, Capcom, ,Bandai Namco, and Them’s Fightin’ Herds’ Mane6. A variety of outstanding rivals and commentators additionally stated they weren’t snug taking part, chief amongst them SonicFox.

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“Efficient instantly, Joey Cuellar will now not be concerned with EVO in any capability,” EVO’s assertion reads. “We’re at present working in the direction of his full separation from the corporate and have relieved him of all his obligations.”

“We’re shocked and saddened by these occasions, however we’re listening and dedicated to creating each change that might be essential in making EVO a greater mannequin for the stronger, safer tradition all of us search. Consequently, we might be cancelling EVO On-line and can work to problem refunds for all gamers who selected to buy a badge. We’ll donate the equal of the proceeds as promised to Undertaking HOPE,” it goes on.

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