We’ve already noticed a number of gaming occasions cancelled, postponed, or differently suffering from the coronavirus outbreak, and these days sees a well-known destiny for the 2020 Pokémon Europe International Championships.

In a commentary issued these days, The Pokémon Company says that the protection of everybody concerned is its most sensible precedence:

“The protection and well-being of our neighborhood, each competition and organizers, is our most sensible precedence. While we favor by no means to look an match get postponed or canceled, out of an abundance of warning and pursuant to the present suggestions set forth by means of public well being officers, now we have canceled the 2020 Pokémon Europe International Championships.

We wish to thank the Play! Pokémon neighborhood for its persisted passion in our aggressive occasions and admire everybody’s give a boost to and figuring out throughout those distinctive instances. Please talk over with or observe @PlayPokemon on Twitter for updates and additional info on Play! Pokémon occasions. If you may have further questions, please touch Pokémon Customer Service.

The professional website online solutions some extra explicit questions for individuals who have been making plans on attending or competing in any championship occasions, together with information on monitoring down which native occasions would possibly or won’t even be cancelled.

The Pokémon Company has made it transparent that there were no studies immediately linking any circumstances of the virus with its occasions, however it’s taking precautionary measures even at the ones occasions which are nonetheless going forward. As an instance, the requirement to shake palms sooner than and after suits has been scrapped in the meanwhile, and hand-sanitisers will probably be made to be had to attendees.