Pokemon TCG Champions League is the new victim of the Coronavirus outbreak and officials have rescheduled the event to March 21.
Coronavirus is declared as a global threat by the World Health Organization(WHO) and since 22, February 2020, more than 100 people have been affected by the Coronavirus in Japan and 77,987+ people worldwide. As a result, a lot of Esports event has been postponed or outright canceled.
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Nearly 7,000 people pre-registered for the Pokemon TCG Champions League Kyoto which was going to be held on March 21, 2020. And now it has been canceled due to fears of the coronavirus outbreak.
Due to the situation officials have announced that “In consideration of the situation where the infection with the new coronavirus is expanding, the first consideration was to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff. As a result, it was judged that it was difficult to respond adequately despite a large number of visitors expected. We have decided to cancel the Pokemon Card Game Champions League 2020 Kyoto (hereinafter called the main tournament) scheduled to be held on March 21 (Saturday).” (Google translated)
Officials feared that there would be a large number of fans and it will be hard to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff. And rescheduled the event to be held on March 21.
Officials have also announced that “Pokemon Card Game Champions League 2020 Miyagi” hereinafter referred to as CL Miyagi is scheduled to be held at Yume Messe Miyagi on April 29.