By a hackattempt.
We are now restoring database and rebooting.
*** Official announcements ***
Date: 27th of october
As promised, updates will be announced more often - even if more is to come soon after.
We have been in contact with the venue and together decided that the most reasonable decision is to make Classic Tetris European Championship 100% online this year. We have worked hard since early this year and have made it possible to follow all restrictions to create a safe event on location. But the way things are evolving in Europe at this stage - and so close to the date of competition - it is time to accept the situation and to let all players have as much time as possible to adjust to another way of competing this year. Even if it means all the work surrounding a large event must be cancelled and unfortunately not be experienced by anyone this year.
The announcements have been few as a result of only stating what could be stated with a somewhat certainty under the pandemic while working towards the event that would be happening under controlled circumstances with a large team behind it. Up until last weekend it seemed very possible to still create the safe event with even more players and guests in the audience than any other year. We hope that you keep in mind, that the team has been working harder than ever to do what is now impossible. And we also hope you remember this in a time when what might be most present right now is the lack of information and sudden change of events. We are all very sad about the outcome even though it pales in comparison to what is happening all over the world.
We are at a stage where we have to make a decision that will last and will not be changed by the spread of Covid-19. CTEC is a community event and now the best way of meeting the community is by doing it online. We have been in contact with CTWC to inform that CTEC 2020 will also be an online competition this year. We would all prefer to have more time but let's make this something special and from here create a unique CTEC 2020. The aim is to learn from our mistakes and create something you will remember with joy.
As stated in the beginning, we will inform you more often even when there is more to add to the news and questions will be present. This is why we inform you now and why we will be updating as soon as possible with the format for competing and how to sign up. The date is still 13th and 14th of November 2020 but we are looking into expanding the qualification days.
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Date: 23rd of October
We understand that the communication has been at an absolute low. This is the result of not wanting to announce anything official that would be changed the week after. The tournament is affected by the situation of all countries especially in Europe. While mainly making sure that Denmark was a safe level that could welcome all Tetris players who wanted to participate in CTEC on location.
However, the current Covid-19 situation is apparent to all of us and things will not be stable.
The government held a press-conference that ended less than an hour where they announced new regulations.
It is time for update even if the update is not saying too much or is not capable of stating anything for certain.
CTEC will have a meeting with the venue next week where we will go over our plans and options.
The dates 13th & 14th is planned accordingly to CTWC who is leaving room in their calendar for us going forward.
The CTEC dates will still be 13th and 14th of November 2020.
The format of competing and the demands of showing in person is something we will have to decide within next week. So far the plans was to make a hybrid competition where people who were not allowed to travel would be able to participate through stream.
Looking at the increasing number of people who attracted Covid-19 and the demands for more strict demands which can not be seen af simple guidelines: We are aware that we might have to do all of CTEC online this year.
Allow us to respect our friends at the venue before stating more on this.
I will be announcing more in the nearest future and understand that everything uncertain in my update leaves space for guessing and concerns. But you need to know that we work harder than ever and is saddened by the situation. We will be playing NES Tetris on the PAL version and we will find the champion of 2020. But in many ways, this is a new situation and we are learning, working and moving forward.
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PS: The I am about done with rebuilding www.classictetris.eu database after the hack.