Once more, due to the ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, Tokyo TEKKEN Masters Tournament 2020 will be postponed, joining a multitude of other events. The provided notice by Bandai Namco Entertainment is as follows:
Stemming from a position of caution, and in an effort to safeguard the health and safety of competitors, event staff, and live tournament audience members from possible exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19); BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. has made the difficult decision to postpone its Tokyo TEKKEN Masters Tournament to a later date in 2020.
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. Our goal and focus is to provide safe and healthy conditions for all of our tournaments to take place.
We want to thank our competitors and fans for their understanding, patience, and consideration regarding this announcement.
Further updates will be shared on the official website. The Tokyo TEKKEN Masters was scheduled for 4 to 5 April 2020 prior to being postponed. The next event, which would be the Norcal Regionals in San Jose, CA, USA, is on 10 April. Following that will be The MIXUP at Lyon, France on 18 April. TEKKEN Round Pro 9 is yet another April event, for the 25th, in Bogota, Columbia. We’ll have to see how many other TEKKEN World Tour 2020 events will be affected.