The official Pokemon World Championships 2020 has been canceled. Event organizers cite public health guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as the cause for the cancellation, and have laid out plans for the next year–which will carry over any earned championship points from this season.

In a note on the official site, the Pokemon Company announced that all sanctioned competitive events are suspended. That includes smaller events like League and Club challenges, as well as the 2020 North American International Championships (previously scheduled for June 26-28) and the Pokemon World Championship finals (previously scheduled for August 14-16 in London).

No more points will be awarded for this season, but all points earned so far in the 2020 season will roll over to the 2021 season, and all invitations for the 2020 finals will be honored in 2021.

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