The World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Executive Committee announced on Friday that they have decided to cancel this year’s physical event and move it online.
“As a result of a careful consideration of the multiple aspects that might affect the celebration of the “World Cosplay Summit 2020” up to this point, we have taken the decision to cancel the celebration of the “World Cosplay Summit 2020″ as it was planned to be carried out in venues including Oasis 21”, the organizers said in a statement.
“However, there are so many cosplayers, photographer, local citizens and institutions as well as sponsors that have kept supporting the World Cosplay Summit, and thinking of what we could now do to keep this flame alive so we can all meet again in a great event next year, we have decided to change the format of the event and hold the “World Cosplay Summit 2020 Online” on 1 August (Sat) and 2 August (Sun) 2020.“
The physical event was supposed to take place on the said dates. The details about the online event will be revealed at a special online presentation taking place on July 1, 7 PM.
This will be the first time that the World Cosplay Summit event has been cancelled since 2003.
Last April, the WCS organizers have earlier announced the cancellation of the regional tournaments.