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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announced its decision to reschedule upcoming qualifier rounds of the TEKKENWorld Tour 2020 (TWT2020) and SOULCALIBUR World Tour 2020 (SCWT2020) events. According to the release, the decision was made in response to international travel restrictions and the possible “contagion factor” for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at “large public gatherings and esports events.”
The TEKKEN World Tour has a prize pool of $200K USD, while SOULCALIBUR’s prize prize pool has not been revealed.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment has said that the decision is solely about the health and safety of tournament competitors, staff, and audience members. Also, by delaying both of these events, it will hopefully provide an opportunity for official tournament series qualifiers to take place later in the year.