The coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt public events all over the world. The London-based gaming event EGX Rezzed is the latest one to join the list of events that have had to be cancelled or postponed across all fields. The event was originally going to take place from 26 to 28 March 2020, at Tobacco Dock in London. It will now take place sometime in the summer instead.
Organisers ReedPop had this to say in an update on their website.
“Having monitored the situation around COVID-19 constantly over these last few weeks and following many hours of the conversation internally and with our partners, we have taken the incredibly difficult decision to move EGX: Rezzed to Summer 2020 with date and announcement forthcoming. We did everything that we could to try to run the event as planned, but ultimately, maintaining social distancing is neither feasible at, nor in the spirit of, the interactive and community nature of Rezzed. It is the community that makes Rezzed so special and it is our duty to make sure that your safety comes first.”
Tickets Still Valid
What about those who have already purchased tickets for EGX? Well, ReedPop has clarified that their passes will still be valid for the show, whenever it takes place. Those who can’t make it for the show on its new schedule can contact their customer service firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCM Birmingham, which is EGX’s sister show, was also due to take place sometime this month. Organisers have since decided to postpone that show as well. It is now taking place on June 27 and 28, 2020. The originally planned venue of this show, NEC Birmingham, will still host this event on the new dates.
Other Cancelled Public Events
MGX Rezzed is far from the only show that organisers have postponed due to this virus’ outbreak. GDC 2020, which would’ve taken place from March 16 to March 20, 2020, has been called off. The Entertainment Software Association have also decided to cancel E3 2020 for the same reason.
It’s not just the gaming industry that’s suffering, either. Mobile World Congress, which takes place annually, near the end of February, in Barcelona, was also cancelled. Apple may also be looking into cancelling WWDC, which takes place every year in June.