Konami Releases a Statement about Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG of Organized Play and Promotional Events

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Konami, the makers of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has released a new statement concerning the future of their organized play and promotion events through June 30, 2020.

COVID-19 has impacted so many and thrown every day interactions into chaos. The gaming community, which relies on in person events and interaction has of course been impacted canceling conventions, events, and generally shutting down local stores.

You can read the full statement below:

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

We hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. As we continue to closely monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to our role in prioritizing the overall health and safety of our fan base, Tournament Store owners and staff, and all business partners. In keeping with the guidelines and recommendations put forth by government health authorities, we believe it is in the best interests of our community to extend the postponement of our Organized Play and promotional events through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

We are aware of the steps that communities across the nation have taken to gradually reopen and share our community’s enthusiasm to resume Organized Play and promotional events. As circumstances evolve throughout the coming weeks, we may provide another update relating to the status of local Organized Play and promotional events prior to June 30, as we review government health authority guidelines.

To support Official Tournament Stores during this challenging time, we have introduced Remote Duel, a new Organized Play initiative to run sanctioned tournaments using Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel LinksLegacy of the DuelistLegacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, and a Duelist’s own card collection.

Information about Remote Duel will be available June 2 here

Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding event cancellations and updates on future events and Organized Play initiatives are encouraged to contact us-opsupport@konami.com for more information.

Our thoughts remain with those affected by this pandemic and we are grateful for everyone’s commitment to the safety of our community. We thank the Yu-Gi-Oh! community for their patience and understanding during this time.

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