Nintendo cancels Nintendo Live 2024 and Splatoon event due to threats made to staff and fans
Nintendo has announced that a Splatoon competition and Nintendo Live 2024 have now been canceled after threats were made to event staff and fans.
Nintendo had planned to hold the Splatoon Koshien 2023 National Finals next weekend and Nintendo Live 2024 in January of next year, but the company has now announced that neither will take place via a statement on its website. According to the company, it received "persistent threats targeting our employees" ahead of the Splatoon event, which then evolved into additional threats that "spread to spectators," forcing both events to be canceled for safety reasons.
The Splatoon 3 World Championship 2024, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Online Challenge Final Stage, and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe World Championship 2024 were all scheduled to take place at Nintendo Live, but have now been postponed until further notice, with a new schedule to be announced once it is determined.
Nintendo Live 2023 was held in Seattle, WA, marking the event's first appearance in the West. Attendees could take part in a variety of activities such as playing upcoming Switch games, participating in photo ops and tournaments, and watching stage performances featuring music from Nintendo titles.
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