I may be reading wrong, but is the conversation above insisting that it’s okay if some people die over this event? I’m not trying to sound snarky, that’s just how it came off in my eyes.
As for the actual topic, hosting worlds in person seems next to impossible right now. As @Droideka said, we might see entire countries barred out from the tournament. This isn’t even considering how so many teams will need to fly in via airplane, then stay in a hotel, and fly out again.
Even if the whole tournament is every team staying in their pit, only permitted to leave for matches and facilities, all it takes is one single person to make worlds a superspreader event, then teams bring that to their hotels, to the airports, and of course wherever they came from.
Finally, let’s just move forward if we can’t hold it in-person. Do a live remote tournament. Yes, Change Up is a swing game. Yes, we’d all rather play swing games in person. But just because we want it doesn’t mean we can have it. If worlds is postponed, it would probably mean late summer because that’s when most of us are lined up for the vaccine, significantly cutting into the next season and overall making it less enjoyable. All the time we could be spending on the next robot, will be spent waiting.
Brief add on: It has been stated a couple times but any plans at all will change, I’m generally voicing my concern for when it comes to it, if the virus persists.