• "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" has been cut from this year's EVO Online 2020
  • This came after several players complained of the game's input lag and matchmaking problems
  • Online performance and the lack of netcode are also pointed out as problems surrounding the game

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” will be absent from this year's Evolutionary Championship Series (EVO) lineup after reports concerning the game's online issues.

This year's EVO 2020 was supposed to take place in Las Vegas this July, but it was side tracked due to the adverse effects of COVID-19. And just like the rest of the pack who either canceled their events or moved to a later date, EVO organizers decided to shift to an online tournament which will stretch through five weekends and seven games.

EVO released the lineup of their Online alternative on Twitter and sadly, “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” was not part of the list. No official words has yet been made as to why they decided to opt out one of their staple games, but IGN said it could be because of issues surrounding “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” online performance. It also said that they believe the game would be “difficult to run” because it lacks netcode.

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"Fire Emblem: Three Houses" player character Byleth to arrive on "Super Smash Brothers Ultimate" as a DLC Fighter in late January 2020. Nintendo/Fire Emblem Three Houses/Super Smash Brothers Ultimate/Twitter

Gamespot on the other hand said that the cut was due to Nintendo's “infamously poor online infrastructure.” The same can be said when Polygon reported on their December 2018 article about “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” players complaining about connection and input lag and matchmaking problems, among others.

The game's absence also raised some peculiar feeds on Twitter. While most of them acknowledged the fact that “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” has that big of a problem, especially when it comes to its online gameplay, some said it was “confusing” to scratch out a game that has been with EVO for the longest time.

EVO Online 2020 will feature seven of the top fighting games: “Dragon Ball Figher Z,” Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[cl-r],” “Tekken 7,” “Street Fighter V Champion Edition,” SoulCalibur VI,” “Granblue Fantasy: Versus” and “Samurai Showdown.”

In addition to the seven, there will also be four open online tournaments for “Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath,” “Them's Fighting Herds,” “Skullgirls Encore” and “Killer Instinct (2013).”

This isn't going be the last EVO or its online counterpart, and the gaming community, especially the fans of “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” will have their much needed explanation as to why it was cut from the lineup.