SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Koichi Toyama) regrets to announce that、due to the rising spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the eSports event “SNK World Championship GRAND FINAL” as well as the “SNK World Championship JAPAN TOUR FINAL” will unfortunately have to be postponed.
The purpose of these events is to decide the world’s top players in both SAMURAI SHODOWN and THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV. Qualifier events around the world started in October 2019, and the final Japanese qualifier event (SNK World Championship JAPAN TOUR FINAL) was to take place Feb 29th-Mar 1st, with all the qualifiers from around the world gathering together to duke it out at the SNK World Championship GRAND FINAL scheduled to take place March 28th -29th.
However unfortunately due to rising cases of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) appearing across the globe, for the safety of both the competitors and staff, we have made the difficult decision to postpone these events until further notice.
Updates concerning changed dates will be provided once the situation improves.
We understand that many people involved with this event, including the many fans out there feel let down. It is truly an unfortunate thing to happen, but we wish for your understanding and patience as we wait for this virus to clear up.