The annual Pokemon competitors has been pushed again to 2022 and can happen in London.
The Pokemon Firm has canceled this 12 months’s Pokemon World Championships. In a statement on the official Pokemon web site, the corporate defined that the competitors might be moved again to 2022 in accordance with public well being steering, whereas all sanctioned Play Pokemon occasions will stay suspended this 12 months:
“After cautious evaluate and pursuant to steering set forth by native, regional, and nationwide well being authorities, in addition to the World Well being Group, Public Well being England, and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, we’ve made the tough choice to maneuver out the following Pokemon World Championships to 2022. This occasion is deliberate to happen in London.
“With the continued suspension of the Play! Pokemon occasion collection, all sanctioned Play! Pokemon occasions together with League Problem, League Cup, Premier Problem, and Midseason Showdown will stay suspended till additional discover. We stay up for celebrating the accomplishments of all our opponents at an expanded 2022 Pokemon World Championships in London.”
This marks the second 12 months in a row that the Pokemon World Championships have been postponed; the 2020 World Championships were similarly canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pokemon Firm says that every one invites to the 2020 competitors will nonetheless be honored in 2022, though it has not but introduced any additional particulars on subsequent 12 months’s occasion.
The Pokemon World Championships function devoted competitions for the Pokemon Buying and selling Card Recreation, mainline online game collection, and Pokken Event DX. The 2020 occasion had been slated to be the primary that includes Pokemon Sword and Shield, the collection’ newest mainline installments.
Whereas the Pokemon World Championships might have been canceled, this 12 months continues to be shaping as much as be a notable one for the collection. This month marks Pokemon’s twenty fifth anniversary, and The Pokemon Firm is celebrating with new merchandise strains, bulletins, and extra actions, together with a collaboration with Katy Perry.