Evo On-line 2020 is formally canceled. The most important gaming match of the yr will not be going to happen this yr after yesterday’s stunning information of sexual abuse in opposition to minors surfaced.
— EVO (@EVO) July 3, 2020
The preventing sport neighborhood is in utter shock after a number of critical allegations of sexual harassment and assaults began to grow to be public yesterday. Amongst these is the case of Joey ‘MrWizard’ Cuellar. A really distinguished determine within the FGC who co-founded and was EVO president till yesterday.
The annual preventing match EVO barely escaped complete cancellation this yr as a result of Coronavirus pandemic, and solely circumvented that by aiming for an internet occasion with Evo On-line 2020. Now, it’s official that there received’t be any type of match, native or on-line, occurring this yr.
Seeing the intense allegations in opposition to Joey Cuellar it’s fairly comprehensible. Based on skilled preventing sport participant CrackPr0n, Cuellar coerced him and lots of different minor boys into sexual actions like undressing and even displaying genitalia. A damning accusation which Joe Cuellar didn’t even refute. Fairly the other. In a Tweet, Cuellar wrote this.
I’m sorry. I by no means meant to harm anybody. I used to be younger and reckless and did issues I’m not happy with. I’ve been rising and maturing over the previous 20 years, however that doesn’t excuse something. All I’ve been making an attempt to do is grow to be a greater individual. As soon as once more, I’m actually sorry. – Joey ‘MrWizard’ Cuellar
It’s not just like the EVO administration had a lot alternative both than to cancel EVO On-line this yr, as properly. After the information broke about yesterday, just about all main sport firms introduced their withdrawal from the occasion one after the opposite.
— Capcom Fighters (@CapcomFighters) July 2, 2020
We stand in solidarity with those that have spoken out in opposition to abuse. We will probably be pulling MK11 from EVO On-line.
— NetherRealm (@NetherRealm) July 2, 2020
— BANDAI NAMCO ESPORTS (@BNEesports) July 3, 2020