It isn’t only theme parks and movie productions that are being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Bandai Namco has decided to push back the first tournament of the Tekken World Tour, the Tokyo Tekken Masters Tournament, to a later date in 2020 due to safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Due to the highly dynamic nature surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which has had global health implications, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. will take every possible consideration into account prior to rescheduling the Tokyo Tekken Masters Tournament,” stated the Bandai Namco in a press statement. “Our goal and focus is to provide safe and healthy conditions for all of our tournaments to take place.”
The Tekken Masters Tournament was originally scheduled to take place from 4-5 April 2020. Bandai Namco has yet to confirm until when the Tournament will be postponed till but presumably, it will be at a later period when the COVID-19 outbreak is largely under control.
Instead, the Tekken World Tour will commence with the Norcal Regionals on 10 April 2020 in California.
More updates on the Tournament can be found on their official website.
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