EGX Rezzed 2020 Rescheduled for July

EGX Rezzed 2020 has been rescheduled to July as a result of the coronavirus, but is that a realistic timeframe?

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EGX Rezzed 2020 organizers have stated that they are working to reschedule the gaming event with the hopes that it will still be able to run as early as July.

While EGX Rezzed 2020 was originally scheduled to run this month, those plans were obviously derailed in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Many assumed at the time that the event would be postponed until 2021, but now it seems that there’s a belief that the event can still take place before the end of the summer.

At present, the plan is to run EGX Rezzed 2020 from July 2-4 at Tobacco Dock in London. Previous ticket purchases will still be valid for these new dates, and the event’s organizers are seemingly listening to other requests related to ticket cancellations, swaps, and other modifications. More details are on the way regarding the specifics of the event (including ticket policies), but you can reach out to the EGX team now to see if you can get some answers ahead of time.

If this event runs, it will seemingly feature the same blend of meetings, presentations, and live demos that previous versions of the event have been built around. Again, though, the specifics of the event as far as events and possible attendees have not been confirmed. It’s safe to say, though, that there’s a very good chance that this version of the event will not feature the exact same presenters and attractions that the previously scheduled version of the event was set to include.

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For that matter, it’s important to remind everyone that the spread of the coronavirus raises a lot of questions regarding when people will be able to congregate in large crowds again and generally live life as they used to.

As we stated in our coverage of the GDC event that is set to run in August, it’s possibly optimistic for any organizers to believe that they will be able to host such large events anytime over the summer. Remember that E3 2020 was supposed to run in June, and that event has since been canceled. As much as we hate to say it, it might be too much to hope for that such an event will be possible as early as July in an area like London which has been hit hard by the spread of the coronavirus.

As always, we all hope that the coronavirus pandemic is resolved as soon as possible. Until then, we hope that companies like GameStop do the right thing by closing their stores and that event organizers make changes to their plans should it become necessary to do so.