07 / 04 / 2020

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2020 Cancelled

To the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME community –

As we monitor developments related to this pandemic, we continue to take seriously the guidelines and recommendations put forth by government health authorities and experts. In keeping with those guidelines and in recognising our own responsibility to prioritise the health and safety of our entire Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG community, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the following changes to our 2020 events schedule:

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship (WCS)

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2020 (originally August 22-23) is cancelled.
  • All Duel Links players that have qualified for WCS 2020 will receive invitations to compete at WCS 2021.

World Championship Qualifiers (WCQ)

  • European WCQ – Krakow, Poland (originally July 10-12) is cancelled.
  • Oceanic WCQ – cancelled.
  • Duelists who received invitations to 2020 WCQs will receive invitations to compete at the 2021 WCQs.

WCQ – National Championships (European region)

  • All National events are postponed.

WCQ – State Championships (Oceanic Region)

  • All State events are postponed.

For information on the North American WCQ events, updates will be shared on the official US website.

We realise the WCQ – National Championships and WCQs are not just the qualifying events for the World Championships, but also an important chance to crown the best in Yu-Gi-Oh! in each country, as well as on each continent. To ensure this opportunity is still afforded to Duelists around the world, we’re excited to continue to host National Championships in Europe and Latin America, State Championships in Oceania, as well as host Championships in Europe, Oceania, Central, South and North America later this year. We will share further details regarding these tournaments in the future.

As circumstances evolve, we will continue to communicate with you often and will provide any new information, including updates on the status of postponed and future events, as it becomes available. Please continue to visit our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website and official social media channels on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates:

Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding event cancellations and updates on future events are encouraged to contact eu-opsupport@konami.com for updates.

We understand the disappointment many of our fans and Duelists may feel as a result of these changes to our event schedule, but look forward to sharing news of our upcoming events. While we share in your disappointment, we are confident this decision is in the best interest of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG community and will preserve the integrity of the events that allow us to come together in the spirit of friendship and friendly competition. Thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding as we work to keep our valued Duelists, partners and team members safe; we look forward to brighter days ahead for us all.


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