EVO 2020 Online, het virtuele evenement dat bedoeld was om EVO 2020 te vervangen nadat de coronavirus pandemie de organisatoren dwong om het te annuleren, is nu ook geannuleerd.
Dit nieuws komt kort nadat meerdere beschuldigingen van misbruik opdoken over de EVO-president Joey Cuellar, wat er op zijn beurt toe leidde dat verschillende games uit de line-up werden gehaald.
Over the past 24 hours, in response to serious allegations recently made public on Twitter, we have made the first of a series of important decisions regarding the future of our company. Effective immediately, Joey Cuellar will no longer be involved with Evo in any capacity. We are working towards his complete separation from the company and have relieved him of all responsibilities.
Going forward, Tony Cannon will act as CEO; in this position, he will take a leadership role in prioritizing greater accountability across Evo, both internally and at our events.
Progress doesn’t happen overnight, or without the bravery of those who speak up against misconduct and injustice.
We are shocked and saddened by these events, but we are listening and committed to making every change that will be necessary in making Evo a better model for the stronger, safer culture we all seek. As a result, we will be canceling Evo Online and will work to issue refunds for all players who chose to purchase a badge. We will donate the equivalent of the proceeds as promised to Project HOPE.
Laten we hopen … geen woordspeling bedoeld dat EVO in de toekomst sterker dan ooit zal terugkomen.