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Posted by Ari-Gold TH STAFF Thursday, December 7, 2023

Nintendo Postpones Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals and Cancels Nintendo Live 2024 TOKYO Due to Threats


Nintendo announced the unexpected postponement of the highly anticipated "Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals" set for the 16th and 17th in Tokyo, citing "threats" as the cause. Additionally, they made the decision to cancel "Nintendo Live 2024 TOKYO" scheduled for January 20th and 21st next year.

From Nintendo's Official website:

Postponement of 'Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals' and Cancellation of 'Nintendo Live 2024 Tokyo'

"We deeply regret to inform you that the 'Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals,' initially scheduled for December 16 and 17 at the Tokyo Ota Ward General Gymnasium, is now postponed due to recent threats. These threats, originally targeted at our employees, have unfortunately extended to the audience, staff, and other associates of the event. Prioritizing the safety of our customers, we have made the challenging decision to postpone the event.

Additionally, the 'Splatoon 3 World Championship 2024,' linked to the 'Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals,' is also postponed. Furthermore, the 'Nintendo Live 2024 TOKYO,' originally set for January 20 and 21 in 2024, is canceled due to our inability to ensure the safety of our customers. As for the events scheduled at the venue for 'Nintendo Live 2024 TOKYO,' including the 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Online Challenge Final Stage' and the 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe World Championship 2024,' they will also be postponed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and deeply appreciate your understanding in this matter".

Nintendo will announce new dates for each delayed tournament on their official website and X accounts in the near future.

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