The REC Foundation and VEX Robotics have posted the following update announcing cancellation of the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
The REC Foundation and the VEX Robotics staff are as disappointed as everyone.
Over the next few days, we will be sharing ideas on how to celebrate the season and recognize the accomplishment of the teams that qualified for VEX Worlds, the teams that had their State or National Championship canceled and the teams that build a Clawbot and competed for their first time ever at a local event.
The cancellation of VEX Worlds doesn’t define the season, although I’m sure I’ll mention often it during the opening ceremonies at the 2021 VEX Robotics World Championship. I personally will remember this season for the amazing people I met, events I attended and great and not so great robots I saw competing. I hope that once you get over your disappointment that you realize how much you have accomplished this season.
CEO – REC Foundation