Smash Melee is missing from EVO Japan's lineup


But Wii U makes it in

EVO Japan's lineup was revealed this week, and it has a lot of the usual suspects. Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd, King of Fighters XIV, BlazeBlue: Central Fiction, Street Fighter V, Smash Wii U, and Arms all made it in. Wait, no Melee? Yep, a collective gasp overcame the internet when the list came out and Melee was missing.

You know what? That's okay with me. Practically every tournament on the planet has been featuring Melee for over 15 years, and I can easily just catch a new stream at any given time. I love that Smash Wii U gets the chance to shine here.

The first EVO Japan will take place from January 26-28. I'll be there in spirit to watch Geese Howard kick some ass in Tekken 7 and King of Fighters (if he's regulation in the former after he arrives "this winter").

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