Evolution Championship Series 2020 scheduled to take place as an online event has been cancelled now because of sexual misconduct. CEO of EVO Joey Cuellar was accused of sexual misconduct allegations. Following this, the event won’t happen this year now, revealed officially by EVO. And, joey won’t be a part of EVO anymore.
The official announcement was made by EVO on Twitter said, “We are shocked and saddened by these events, but we are listening and committed to make every change that will be necessary.”
EVO revealed Tony Cannon is taking over as CEO, and that he is “prioritizing greater accountability across Evo, both internally and at our events.”
Officials announced the event is cancelled and they will provide refunds of ticket to everyone who purchased the band.
Evolution Championship Series (EVO) is an annual gaming event that focuses mainly on fighting game occurs every year in Las Vegas. The organizers set it as an online gaming event because of Covid-19 pandemic.
EVO faced a huge loss as some major companies like BANDAI NAMCO, NeatherRealm and Capcom pulled out from EVO. SonicFox also shared a tweet, asking and encouraging players to wake up and protect the community.
A number of people came forward to talk about their experiences of harassment and abuse, after this event
Cuellar shared a tweet on this matter apologizing and kept his statement “I was young and reckless and did things I’m not proud of,” he says, claiming to have grown and matured “over the past 20 years”.