EGX Rezzed 2020 is the latest event to change its course because of health and safety concerns.

EGX Rezzed 2020 Joins the List of Events Impacted by the Coronavirus

EGX Rezzed 2020 is the latest event to change its course because of health and safety concerns.

EGX Rezzed, one of the U.K.’s biggest gaming events, has been postponed until sometime in summer 2020. Reedpop and the Rezzed team cite concerns over coronavirus and the impracticality of social distancing at an event as the delay’s cause.

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The news comes from the event’s official website. Fortunately for those who already purchased tickets, there won’t be any need to deal with repurchases or refunds. The tickets for the event’s original date will still be valid for the new date, whenever it’s decided on.

The official statement reads:

Having monitored the situation around COVID-19 constantly over these last few weeks and following many hours of 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.

This latest delay should come as no surprise. The coronavirus’ rapid spread has already cancelled or otherwise affected numerous events in the games industry, including E3 2020, this year’s Game Developers Conference, Minecraft Festival, and Call of Duty League.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news about the coronavirus’ impacts on the games industry as it develops.

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