Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will headline EVO Japan 2020, Nintendo announced today.
The news was made official during the Grand Finals of the Nintendo Live Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup. It was later confirmed by EVO as well via the EVO Japan twitter account.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will join other popular fighting games such as BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Tekken 7, Soul Calibur VI, and many other Japanese centric fighting games.
EVO (which stands for Evolution Championship Series) is an annual fighting game tournament held every year in Las Vegas. It is one of the biggest fighting game tournaments in esports, where many of the best players in the world participate and compete in tournaments. The most recent event happened in August.
EVO Japan is a spin-off event that first occurred in 2018 and continued in 2019. EVO Japan 2020 will be the third annual event and will take place in Tokyo, Japan from January 24th to the 26th