TPCi has announced that organizers have cancelled Regionals tournaments through at least early April due to cornavirus concerns. This is following yesterday’s announcement from Japan that their tournaments have been postponed until at least early April. It seems both TPCi and Japan will be following similar cancellation schedules.
The safety and well-being of our community, both competitors and organizers, is our top priority. Organizers of League, Regional, and Special Events are independent of Pokémon and act in the best interest of their event and community, including always being mindful of the safety of all attendees. Out of an abundance of caution, and after discussions with event organizers regarding recommendations and guidance set forth by local and national health authorities, the following events are canceled:
- Mississauga/Toronto Regional Championships, scheduled for March 13-15
- Charlotte Regional Championships, scheduled for March 20-22
- Regional de Pokémon de Joinville em Santa Catarina 2020, scheduled for March 28-29
- Salt Lake City Pokémon Regional Championships, scheduled for April 4-5
Please visit the event websites for updates and Pokemon.com/PlayPokemon for more information on Play! Pokémon events. We are evaluating all independent and Pokémon-organized events on a case-by-case basis based on the most up-to-date information and recommendations provided by appropriate government organizations. We appreciate your continued support and understanding during this challenging time.