Eurogamer’s parent company ReedPop has today confirmed that EGX Rezzed event has been delayed until the summer due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The event was going to take place in a couple of weeks from March 26th to March 28th at the Tobacco Dock in London. However, as the outbreak spreads more and more events have been canceled, including GDC and E3. Outside of gaming football leagues have postponed matches for the next few weeks, the NBA has been suspended, and the Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled.
In a statement ReedPop said:
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.
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 virus in what is an incredibly challenging time, and we remain determined to run EGX: Rezzed in 2020 for everyone who has looked forward to and wants to attend the show.
Thank you for all the messages we have received over these last few weeks, this feedback has been invaluable in helping us determine these next steps. Stay tuned to our website and social channels for the latest information about when three days of indie gaming fun at EGX: Rezzed will take place.
Anyone who has tickets to Rezzed will be able to use them for the new dates but if those turn out not to be convenient then the sales team needs to be contacted at [email protected]