On May 3, we reported that EVO 2020 has been moved to Digital after being Cancelled due to COVID-19. EVO said that “they will keep the EVO spirit alive, we”re bringing the event online this summer. More information coming soon”
Well, it seems that it won’t be coming Online because it has just been canceled. In a new Tweet, Evo said that over the allegations against Joey Cueller, we have decided to remove him. Joe was accused of sexual misconduct by his members. He was then criticized all over social media leading to many proofs being leaked.
Following the allegations, nearly all participants of the event withdrew. These were publishers and developers like Bandai Namco, NetherRealm, and Capcom. Many Esports players and staff members also declined to join the event.
As a replacement, Tony Cannon will now be the CEO of EVO. Moreover, EVO apologized for the problems, and said: “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 as we all seek”.
Every player who decided to purchase the badge for EVO online will get an instant refund. Moreover, all equivalent of the proceeds will go to Project Hope as promised.
The sexual misconduct continues to grow in the gaming industry, as Joe will join a list of other culprits who have been blacklisted. These events started from Ubisoft’s Creative Director working on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ashraf Ismail. The developer instantly stepped down from his job, after many proofs were posted on social media circling that he cheated in an affair with his fan. Ubisoft and EA are actively investigating individuals associated with such disgusting acts.