The Coronavirus events-claiming & postponement continues. Bandai Namco announced online that the Tokyo Tekken Masters event of the Tekken World Tour is being delayed. The tournament will be delayed to a “later date in 2020”.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which has had global health implications, Tokyo #TEKKEN Masters has been postponed.
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) March 2, 2020
Before all this, the tournament was supposed to be held during the 4th-5th April weekend. Official statement below:
“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.”
On a related note, the tournament organizer for EVO 2020 said online that it will not cancel or postpone its mothership event. While it’s too soon to tell, we do hope that the Coronavirus epidemic has subsided after half the year has come and gone.
There are no plans to cancel or postpone Evo 2020. See you in Vegas! #Evo2020
— Joey Cuellar (@MrWiz) March 2, 2020