Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be the main title at Evo Japan 2020 next January.Announced at the Nintendo Live Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup grand finals, the gaming calendar’s flagship fighting tournament will host Ultimate as its headline game at next year’s Japan championship, January 24-26.
While it’s great news for Smash fans to see Ultimate headline Evo Japan, the event does come on the exact same weekend as Genesis 7; the dedicated Super Smash Bros. tournament held in Oakland, California. Genesis is the world’s largest “grassroots” Smash event, so it will be interesting to see which event fans show more interest in that weekend.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has gone from strength to strength since release, with new characters like Sans, Banjo Kazooie, and Dragon Quest’s Hero. Recently, Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan said that Nintendo can have any Overwatch character it wants for use in Super Smash Bros, following Overwatch coming to Switch.