Not too long ago, an enormous wave of #MeToo-type allegations has been snowballing from all walks of life, from video video games, to comics, to wrestling, to even the preventing sport esports scene. On July 1, this very important tweet talked up an previous scenario involving Joey Cuellar, in any other case referred to as MrWizard and the CEO of Evo itself.
To spare you the clicking and skim, the gist of it was that about 20 years in the past, Cuellar had some shady dealings the place he sexually exploited underage boys. With this anecdote out within the open, it didn’t take lengthy for the plans for Evo Online to collapse.
First, Evo’s Twitter account vaguely addressed the scenario and mentioned that they have been wanting into it. Quickly gamers began asserting that they have been dropping out, similar to high Mortal Kombat/Skullgirls participant Sonicfox. Droves of commentators stepped away, feeling that they may not, in good conscience, participate in Evo amongst the Cuellar allegations. This was already wanting dangerous, however then the opposite shoe dropped and this shoe was filled with lead.
NetherRealm Studios introduced that they have been pulling Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath from the present. Not solely was Evo shedding one in all its few video games, but additionally their largest one.
Initially, Mortal Kombat 11 was notably absent from the 2020 roster. Evo solely reversed the choice as a consequence of their determined want for a fighter with good netcode in gentle of COVID-19.