Konami has canceled one of the big upcoming events Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG events due to “continued uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant of COVID-19.”
The Yu-Gi-Oh! The Championship Series Las Vegas event scheduled for February 26 and 27 would mark the return to live competition at the regional level for the first time in nearly two years, but it has now been postponed for the first time. for health and travel. .
“As we monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to strictly follow guidance and recommendations from government health authorities and experts, including recent data from the CDC. lists COVID-19 risk as HIGH for Clark County in Nevada,” Konami speak. “Given the continued uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant and in realizing it is our responsibility to prioritize the health and safety of our entire Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG community, we made the difficult decision to directly cancel Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) Event in Las Vegas, NV on February 26 and 27”
While the YCS Live event has been canceled, Konami will be hosting the YCS Remote Tournament on February 26 and 27 instead. The event will be open to any North American fighter, including those unable to pre-register at YCS Las Vegas. Players will need to register for YCS Remote Play even if they are already signed up for YCS Las Vegas.
YCS Las Vegas isn’t the only event affected either, as Konami is also moving the regional qualifiers for Melee battle online event season in February, which means they will only be run as Remote Duel events. The company will continue to monitor the pandemic in the hope of being able to bring live events back at some point before WHITE The season ends in May.
Refunds are available for duels who are registered with YCS Las Vegas and do not plan to compete in YCS Remote Duel. Players will need to register for YCS remotely even if they are already registered for YCS Las Vegas and will have priority registration for upcoming YCS events.
You can read more about how to request a refund and more details on the official’s decision Yu-Gi-Oh! Blog.
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