Super Smash Bros Melee has been finally kicked from Evo’s lineup.
As part of the annual fighting games tournament’s lineup for the past six years, Melee’s removal is a huge deal. While there are usually talks of the game being dropped, it has always stuck around. Not anymore!
A video was played during the official Evo 2019 lineup announcement today that celebrated the impact Melee had on players.
Some fans are incredibly unhappy at the decision to remove Super Smash Bros. Melee from Evo 2019. Others are very happy.
i dont play melee anymore but fuck man i feel for yall ?
stay strong homies. melee was my first competivie smash before sm4sh/ultimate
— ? (@_StylesZX2) February 27, 2019
tfw Melee is finally dropped from Evo pic.twitter.com/SExkZUmeAt
— Alex Donaldson (@APZonerunner) February 27, 2019
Evo 2019 is still boasting a rather extensive games list. The games present are as follows:
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Samurai Shodown
- Soulcalibur 6
- Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Tekken 7
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (Whatever that means)
With Melee and upcoming notable fighting game Dead or Alive 6 absent, fans aren’t happy about the inclusion of games such as Samurai Showdown. With that said, we’ll have to wait until August to find out how that goes.
Evo 2019 starts on August 2nd and ends on the 4th. You can register for tickets now on the official Evo website.