In an effort to protect the Tekken community from COVID-19, Bandai Namco has put the Tekken World Tour on hold until the last week of June.
In their latest announcement, Tekken 7 has been removed from the following nine events:
|TEKKEN Round Pro 9||April 25||Bogota, Colombia||Challenger|
|Cape Town Showdown||May 2-3||Cape Town, South Africa||Challenger|
|Headstomper||May 8-10||Malmo, Sweden||Challenger|
|UYU Ultimate: Taipei||May 16-17||Taipei, Taiwan||Challenger|
|Combo Breaker||May 22-24||Shaumburg, USA||Master|
|Battle Arena Melbourne||May 29-31||Melbourne, Australia||Master|
|Thaiger Uppercut||June 6-7||Bangkok, Thailand||Challenger|
|Fighting Games Challenge||June 13-14||Łódź, Poland||Master|
|Kiungo Games||June 20-21||Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire||Challenger|
While Tekken 7 has been removed from the listed events, the respective tournaments are still subject to their organizers’ decisions on whether or not to proceed as scheduled.
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This development adds to Bandai Namco’s recent rescheduling efforts in light of the current global health crisis. The company already postponed the NorCal Regionals, The Mix-Up, and the Tokyo Tekken Masters early last Month.
The next stop on the TWT calendar is CEO Gaming 2020, which is scheduled for June 26-28 in Orlando, Florida, barring any further adjustments due to the fluid COVID-19 situation.