Pokémon: deleted the World Championships 2020


Published on Apr 04, 2020


To the long list of events cancelled due to the Coronavirus, also be added the evocative World Championship Pokémon 2020, scheduled for the first time in a european capital, London.

This is the long press release from the official site, with the list of the remaining events deleted from here to the next season:

After a careful analysis on the basis of recommendations of entities for public health at local, regional, and national level of the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization, by the Department of Health of the United Kingdom (Public Health England) and by the Centers for prevention and disease control of the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), we have made the difficult decision to cancel the International Championships the north American Pokémon 2020, scheduled from June 26 to 28 in Columbus, Ohio (USA), and the Pokémon World Championships in 2020 expected from 14 to 16 August in London (United Kingdom).

As A result of the cancellation of the main events, the championship Play! Pokémon 2020 has been suspended, and all the events of Play! Pokémon allowed, including the leagues, clubs, tournaments, Prerelease, the Challenges of the League, the League cup, the Challenges the premier and the Midseason Showdown have been cancelled until further notice. Will not be awarded Championship Points for the rest of the season.

The points earned up to this time in the championship will be transferred to the championship Play! Pokémon 2021. We can't wait to celebrate the accomplishments of our players during the Pokémon World Championships in 2021 in London with an event even bigger. All invitations to the Pokémon World Championships in 2020 will remain valid for World Championships 2021.

Events and activities will be taken up as soon as they are deemed safe for our community, on the basis of the latest health regulations, guidelines and recommendations of government agencies. We are working on further details that will be communicated to the public once finalized.

In the meantime, we want to thank the millions of players, fans, organizers and professors from all over the world for the support and understanding demonstrated in this exceptional situation.

The Championships of the International Pokémon and the Pokémon World Championships are the events that we have at heart, and we know how important they are to the community Play! Pokémon global. We wish to express our gratitude to all the players, teachers, and event organizers for their hard work during the season of league Play! Pokémon 2020.

We hope to keep the spirit of community and friendship of our fantastic fans, which is fundamental to make so special about this type of events, and that each of them give a hand to himself and others in order to overcome this difficult time. We can't wait to see you again and celebrate all together.”

Despite the disappointment, for the appointment cancelled, all the players of the Trading Card Game and Pokémon video games, they can keep the points up to now won for the qualification to the event next year.

Waiting to understand what will be the location of the Pokémon World Championships in 2020, The Pokémon Company tends to emphasize as a priority, in certain historical moments, go to asicurezza and the health of the players, organizers and employees, as well as of the local community.

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