The 2021 Pokémon World Championships are now canceled due to COVID-19

The Pokémon Business revealed Tuesday that it has actually chosen to cancel the 2021 Pokémon World Champions. The next World Championships will occur in 2022 in London, the exact same city that was prepared for 2021 occasion.

“The safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities, and partners continues to be our top priority and is the primary consideration with every decision we make,” The Pokémon Business stated in a declaration on the Pokémon site.

Gamers that were welcomed to the 2021 World Championships will be welcomed back to the 2022 occasion. The Pokémon Business likewise stated that all other occasions part of the main Play! Pokémon occasion series will stay suspended up until more notification from the business.

If gamers wish to complete faster, they’ll need to do so online through occasions like the continuous Play! Pokémon Group Obstacle and Pokémon Players Cup. The Players Cup will occur beginning in June and consist of the Pokémon trading card video game, Pokémon Sword and Guard, and Pokkén Competition DX.

Other competitive video gaming occasions have actually been canceled due to COVID-19, consisting of the Fortnite World Cup and Evo 2020.

When it comes to the future of Pokémon occasions next year, The Pokémon Business stated that the business looks forward “an expanded celebration for Pokémon next year”, however did not elaborate on its strategy.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.