Evo 2021 Online is adding another game to its main lineup. The stylish fighting game Skullgirls 2nd Encore is now a part of the main lineup at Evo 2021 Online.
Skullgirls joins Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat 11, Tekken 7, and Guilty Gear Strive as the featured games that will host tournaments across two weekends in August. While the main event will be played on PC, there will also be a PS4 Community Series event hosted for those who play on console. Sign-ups close on July 15.
Evo 2021 Online is the fighting game tournament series’ answer to hosting online events during the pandemic, with a number of bouts taking place this summer. Following last year’s cancellation of Evo 2020, the tournament series was acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is now a MAIN GAME at @EVO 2021!
— Skullgirls (@Skullgirls) July 7, 2021
Now, in 2021, there are many different tournaments being held across various fighting games. Aside from the main bracket, this month a number of side tournaments are being hosted, including Granblue Fantasy Versus, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r], Them’s Fightin’ Herds, Soulcalibur VI, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost On, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and the aforementioned Skullgirls event.
Seeing Skullgirls carry on after the internal strife of last year is rad; it’s a recognition of the players who have kept the scene alive, and it could even bring on some new fans with it getting featured on the main stage. This has definitely climbed up my list of brackets to watch when August rolls around.
Evo 2021 Online will take place across two weekends, on Aug. 6 through 8 and Aug. 13 through 15.