With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak still ongoing in various countries around the world, Bandai Namco has announced that it has postponed the Tokyo Tekken Masters 2020 tournament.
Part of the Tekken World Tour 2020, the Tokyo Tekken Masters 2020 tournament was scheduled to take place on April 4-5 in Tokyo city. With its postponement though, the event will now happen sometime later this year; there’s no word yet on when the event will take place.
Here is Bandai Namco’s full statement regarding the postponement:
“Stemming from a position of caution, and in an effort to safeguard the health and safety of competitors, event staff, and live tournament audience members from possible exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19); BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. has made the difficult decision to postpone its Tokyo TEKKEN Masters Tournament to a later date in 2020.
Due to the highly dynamic nature surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which has had global health implications, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. will take every possible consideration into account prior to rescheduling the Tokyo TEKKEN Masters Tournament. Our goal and focus is to provide safe and healthy conditions for all of our tournaments to take place.
We want to thank our competitors and fans for their understanding, patience, and consideration regarding this announcement.”
The Tokyo Tekken Masters tournament isn’t the only major gaming event delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other events such as Taipei Game Show 2020 and the Game Developers Conference have also been postponed.