Taipei Game Show 2020 Has Been Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
The Taipei Game Show 2020 has been delayed this until this summer as a result of the rampant spreading of the coronavirus.
The 2020 edition of the Taipei Game Show was slated to kick off next week, but that will no longer be the case.
Announced earlier today, the organizing group behind the Taipei Game Show revealed that this year’s edition of the convention has been postponed. The reason behind this cancellation is due to the Wuhan coronavirus, a new disease that has been quickly spreading across China over the past month. The World Health Organization declared just yesterday that the virus was now considered a global emergency. To help prevent the sickness from spreading even further, the Taipei Game Show, which was set to take place from February 6 until the 9th, will no longer be happening at this time.
W.H.O. has declared global emergency as Wuhan coronavirus spreads. We have decided to postpone 2020 Taipei Game Show to this summer. Details will be announced in the upcoming days. #TaipeiGameShow #TaipeiGameShow2020 #staysafe #stayhealthy #stayawesome pic.twitter.com/vSSs5QvEMR
— Taipei Game Show (@TaipeiGameShow) January 31, 2020
That said, the convention will still be occurring this year, it just doesn’t have a new date or time as of this writing. The group behind the Taipei Game Show has said that the convention will still take place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center and it will occur at some point this summer. More specific dates and times will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Taipei Game Show joins numerous other events across China and neighboring regions that have been delayed or canceled in recent days. Both the Chinese Overwatch League and the LPL, the League of Legends professional league within the country, have been delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus.
While this new might be a bummer for those looking to attend the Taipei Game Show, its surely better to be safe than sorry at this point with how contagious the coronavirus seems to be. Let’s hope that come this summer, the outbreak will have died down in the region and the convention can be held without any reservations.