Originally, Taipei Game Show 2020 was scheduled for February, but because of the COVID-19 outbreak, TPGS was instead re-scheduled for June. Sadly though, COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, prompting the organizers of Taipei Game Show to cancel this year’s event.
Here is the statement from the Taipei Computer Association regarding the event’s cancellation:
“Taipei Game Show 2020 was originally rescheduled on June 25 – 28. However, as the escalation of the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) continues, also comply with the latest rules by Taiwan CDC of suspending all the indoor events with 100 attendees as evaluative criteria. After consulting with most of the exhibitors regarding the health and safety, the organizing committee is officially calling off Taipei Game Show 2020 (B2C Zone, B2B Zone) and Asia Pacific Game Summit. Also, the team will be arranging full refunds and retention on all exhibitors paid fees and deposits.
“World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11 and by following the regulation of Taiwan CDC such as the entry restriction for foreigners to Taiwan and the mass gathering guidelines. The organizing committee indicated that Taipei Game Show may cause the negligence of precaution since it has been gathering 300K visits every year, furthermore, total of 235 confirmed cases have been occurred so far in Taiwan. Some of the exhibitors, the trade visitors, the game developers, and guests cannot enter Taiwan because of the border control. The priority now is to comply with the guidelines and countermeasures announced by the government authorities and prevent the epidemic from further spreads. Therefore, we decide to call off Taipei Game Show 2020.”
In spite of the cancellation of Taipei Game Show 2020, the Taipei Computer Association is planning online events for developers and publishers as an alternative to connect with each other, as well as showcase upcoming titles. The planned events are called the “Online Business Matching Event” and “Taipei Game Show LIVE!”
Updates on the aforementioned events will be shared on tgs.tca.org.tw.