Konami has announced a number of cancellations and postponements for its major upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournament events, including the cancellation of its World Championships.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship, originally scheduled for August 22-23 is canceled.  Duel Links players that have already received invitations will receive invitations to the 2021 event.

Three run-up events for the World Championship, the World Championship Qualifiers in South America, Central America, and North America, are also canceled.

The WCQ - National Championships are postponed.  “WCQ – National Championships and WCQs are not just the qualifying events for the World Championships, but also an important chance to crown the best in Yu-Gi-Oh! in each country, as well as on each continent,” Konami said in its announcement. 

Konami also announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Pasadena, originally planned for May 23-24, is postponed. 

Konami canceled several upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events in March and April, including two in the U.S., last month (see “Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on Geek Culture Events”).