Statement from Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Regarding Status of Organized Play and Promotional Events

“As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we wanted to make you aware of some updates to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Organized Play and promotional events, which are detailed below in an official statement from KONAMI. “

“To the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME community –

 

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe. As we monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to take seriously our role in contributing to the overall health and safety of our fan base, Tournament Store owners and staff, and all business partners. In keeping with the guidelines and recommendations put forth by government health authorities, we believe it is in the best interest of our community to extend the postponement of our Organized Play and promotional events through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Jointly, we share a responsibility to prevent community spread of this virus by practicing social distancing and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this time of uncertainty.

 

  • Further information about these guidelines, as well as prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be referenced here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

 

We are equally aware of the steps that communities across the nation have taken to gradually reopen. We share our community’s enthusiasm to resume Organized Play and promotional events and, in this vein, we are working closely with our Tournament Store contacts and business partners, while heeding public health guidance, to determine how and when we can do this safely. At the end of May, we will review government health authority guidelines and provide another update relating to the status of local Organized Play and promotional events. To continue supporting Official Tournament Stores during this challenging time, we are introducing Remote Duel, a new Organized Play initiative to run sanctioned tournaments using Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel LinksLegacy of the DuelistLegacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, and a Duelist’s own card collection. More information about this program will be shared directly with Tournament Stores and on the Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website, as well as via our official social media channels soon.

Please continue to visit our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website and official social media channels on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates:

Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding event cancellations and updates on future events and Organized Play initiatives are encouraged to contact [email protected] for more information.

Our thoughts remain with those affected by this pandemic and we are grateful for everyone’s commitment to the safety of our community. We thank the Yu-Gi-Oh! community for their patience and understanding during this time and look forward to sharing new ways to connect and enjoy the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.”