CATAN World Championship Program COVID-19 FAQ

Every year, our Catan Studio team looks forward to hosting amazing tournaments and events with our community. We care deeply about these events, but we care even more for the health and safety of our community. As such, we are following the government’s recommendations regarding the spread of COVID-19 and suspending all organized play activity through June 1.

We urge you to be leaders in your community and to engage in social distancing during this critical time.

Look for more information about future plans regarding the suspended events in the coming days. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor the ongoing situation.

Please review the FAQ below and email [email protected] with any additional questions or concerns you may have.


Will my local qualifying tournament be canceled?

The health and safety of our tournament players and hosts is our highest priority. Additionally, we want to ensure that all qualifying tournaments are being held fairly. 

To accomplish this, we have asked all tournament hosts to postpone their events until June 1, 2020, based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We will work with tournament hosts to try and get as many of them rescheduled before the National Championship tournaments as possible.


When will the National Tournament for my country be held?

CATAN National Tournaments in each country may be subject to change, based on the events they are held at, and the evolving conditions in those countries. Currently, the planned dates are:

United States: August 14-16 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area  – This event time and location has changed. It will not be held at Origins this year. We are working on securing a venue for this event. As soon as we have a signed venue contract, we will announce a specific location and hotel information.

Canada: Tentatively planned  for August 30 at Fan Expo in Toronto.

United Kingdom: August 21-23 at UK Games Expo (This convention has been rescheduled from its original dates in May.)


I already booked travel to a National Championship. What can I do?

We understand that these changes will impact everyone in different ways and will have a financial impact on some. We can only empathize and provide you with information on how you can look into getting refunds from conventions and airlines.


Will the CATAN World Championship be held this year?

The CATAN World Championship is scheduled for Nov. 13-15, 2020 in Valletta, Malta. We, along with our partners at Kosmos, are currently continuing to plan this event for these dates. 

We will continually monitor CDC and World Health Organization recommendations throughout the coming months and a final decision about the status of the CATAN World Championship will be made and announced by Aug. 1, 2020. 

Updates regarding the CATAN World Championship will be sent via email to participants and publishing partners, on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and this website.