The Pokémon Company has canceled this year’s Pokémon Europe International Championships due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
In a statement released on Mar. 6, the company revealed that they would not be hosting the event this year out of concern for the wellbeing of its participants and attendees.
“The safety and well-being of our community, both competitors and organizers, is our top priority,” the company said. “While we prefer never to see an event get postponed or canceled, out of an abundance of caution and pursuant to the current recommendations set forth by public health officials, we have canceled the 2020 Pokémon Europe International Championships.”
The company thanked the Play! Pokémon community for their support, and pointed those with questions or concerns over the cancellation toward the official Play! Pokémon website for updates on other events that may be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
However, it was also noted that the continuation or…