The health and well-being of our gaming community, including players, judges, store owners and organizers, is of paramount importance to us.
2022 organized play events will be held online and in-person with the safety of the community in mind. Extensive discussions with event organizers and careful review of the advice provided by national health authorities has guided our planning for 2022.
To ensure the health and safety of all participants during our offline events, mask wearing will be required in all indoor spaces. All attendees, judges, and staff for the event must present evidence confirming that at least two weeks before the start date of the event, they received a final dose of a vaccine recognized on the World Health Organization Emergency Use Listing. Current vaccines on the WHO EUL list (as of January 31, 2021) include Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen (J&J), Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covishield. Please be advised that admission policies regarding COVID-19 safety are subject to change based on local guidelines and laws.
Organized play support will continue with exciting events held online and in-person in regions where it is safe and legal to do so. Stores may elect to run events online or in person, provided that is permitted within your country, state or region. There is no ongoing requirement to run in-store events during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Stores have the flexibility to be able to design purchase promotions for their store community using organized play support. Stores are recommended to continue registering for events to ensure receipt of ongoing promotional support to reward their in-store communities.
While stores are independent of Bandai, organizers of store events should act in the best interest of their community and be mindful of the safety of players. We look forward to resuming more large-scale, in-person events as soon as it is safe to do so, and hope that you will enjoy our online and store events until that time.
Stay safe and well!