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[TCG] 2020 Events affected by COVID-19

Europe postponing events as well for public safety.

Every year, we at KONAMI take great pleasure in providing Premier Events to bring together fans from all over the world to share their passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. However, we also place the health and safety of our players, fans and staff as our highest priority. In light of the developing situation relating to COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”), we have decided to postpone WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER REGIONAL 2020 Events taking place before 15th April 2020. On top of this, all WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER NATIONAL 2020 Events taking place before 1st May 2020 are now postponed. These events include:

Austrian Nationals – April 11-12th 2020
German Nationals – April 18-19th 2020
New dates will be shared later.

We apologise if this has caused any inconvenience for our players who were intending to attend, judges who were preparing for the event, fans who were looking to keep an eye on the coverage, and everyone else who may be affected as a result. We continue to closely monitor the situation that is developing daily, and will provide updates on future events as soon as we are able to. These updates will be found here on www.yugioh-card.com

For more information on Regional Events, including what events are still going ahead, please find it here.

For more information on National Events, including what events are still going ahead, please find it here.

You can find updates on all events be shared on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG EU Social Media Channels:

Facebook: Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (KONAMI Europe)
Twitter: @YuGiOhTCGEU
Instagram: @yugiohtcgeu
Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding these event and future events are encouraged to contact [email protected] for updates.

We thank all our Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fans and Duelists for their patience and understanding during this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are Regionals in the Oceanic Region (Australia & New Zealand) affected by this?

A. All Regional Events in the Oceanic Region are still going ahead (until further notice).

Q. When will the new dates be announced for these events?

A. More information will be shared at a later date, these will be made known here on yugioh-card.com

Q. What is happening with the Prizes that were going to be given at these events?

A. Regional prizes will not be available until no earlier than 15th April. Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME tournaments taking place before this time are not WCQ Regional events, and will not award WCQ Regional prizing.

Q. There are still tournaments being run in Europe, are these official?

A. Tournament Organisers can still run Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME events before 15th April, however they will not be WCQ Events and should be run by the organiser in accordance with their local government rules and take on board the recommendations of the World Health Organisation.

Q. Are future events likely to get cancelled?

A. We are constantly monitoring the situation as it develops. Updates will be found here on www.yugioh-card.com

This page will be updated as we get more queries.

Source

NeoArkadia

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