Another event has been claimed as the victim of the dreaded COVID-19 virus. This time, it’s none other than Arc System Works‘ global event: Arc World Tour 2020. That’s right, the entirety of the event has been canceled due to concerns surrounding the current pandemic. Arc System Works has stated that decisions about future AWT events will be made based on global conditions at the time.
Arc World Tour Canceled
The company explained the situation in the following statement:
The health of our competitors, staff members and community members are our top priority. This decision also comes at the face of increased difficulty in facilitating a fair competition throughout the tour. We regret to inform those who have been eagerly anticipating this tour of its cancellation.
In addition, the company is currently discussing whether to hold ARCREVO Japan 2020 and the Arc World Tour 2020 Finals as independent events. Unfortunately, no final decision has been reached as of yet. Arc System Works also highlighted some other changes that will come to the events due to this decision:
- ARCREVO Japan 2020
Planned for July 18th, 2020. As stated above, this event is under discussion to be held as an independent event.
The date and location of the events have not been determined at this time.
- ARC WORLD TOUR 2020 Finals
This event was slated to take place in Los Angeles, CA. at the end of the year. As stated above, the plan is to hold an independent event within the same timeframe. The date and location of the events have not been determined at this time.
- ARCREVO Korea 2020 and DAREDEVIL Events
- Online Tournaments
We [Arcsys] are planning to facilitate this event independent of the world tour.
- ARC WORLD Tour Points（AWTP）
No AWTP will be rewarded at Premiere Tournaments, DAREDEVIL Events, or any online tournaments.
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