Competitors still planned to happen in London next year, all Play! Pokémon occasions stay suspended

The Pokémon Company has cancelled the Pokémon World Championships for a 2nd year in a row.

The occasion was initially due to happen in London last August, but was cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was pressed back to August 2021, however with COVID-19 still affecting many nations– consisting of the UK– the business has chosen to delay the championships into next year.

” After mindful review and pursuant to assistance set forth by local, local and nationwide health authorities, along with the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, and the Centers for Illness Control and Prevention, we have actually made the difficult decision to leave the next Pokémon World Championships to 2022,” the declaration said.

The business added that all invitations to the 2020 champions will still be honoured in 2022.

” We anticipate celebrating the accomplishments of all our rivals at an expanded 2022 Pokémon World Championships in London.”

The Pokémon Business restated that the Play! Pokémon occasion series remains suspended, with all approved occasions– consisting of League Challenge, League Cup, Premier Opposition and Midseason Showdown– also on hold till additional notice.

Online competitions will continue through several new series, including the Pokémon Players Cup and the Play! Pokémon Team Difficulty.

The Pokémon Company will also work with retail partners on League At House occasions.

Pokémon celebrates its 25th anniversary this year– this month, in fact– although it’s not clear if any unique strategies remained in place for the 2021 event.