The health and well-being of our gaming community, including players, judges, store owners and organizers, is of paramount importance to us.
After extensive discussions with event organizers and careful review of the advice provided by national health authorities, as well as guidance provided by the World Health Organization, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all remaining events for the 2020 Championship season throughout all distributed territories.
We are pleased to announce that event support will continue with exciting events held online and in stores where it is safe and legal to do so throughout the rest of the year. Stores will be able to elect to run events online or in person, provided that is permitted within your country, state or region. There is no ongoing requirement to run in-store events during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Stores are recommended to continue registering for events to ensure receipt of ongoing promotional support to reward their in-store communities. While stores are independent of Bandai, organizers of store events should act in the best interest of their community and be mindful of the safety of players.
We look forward to resuming large-scale, in-person events as soon as it is safe to do so, and hope that you will enjoy our other online and store events until that time. We will be announcing further updates for players that received 2020 National Championship invites in due course.
Stay safe and well!