Today, participants registered for the ICPC Amritapuri regionals received the following mail excerpt:
"We all are going through tough times in our lives. Education & work have been disrupted equally. I was trying to host the ICPC Regional in the month of July but got delayed because of some technical reasons. Now, the decision has been made at ICPC Headquarters to host the world finals at Moscow during the first two weeks of October. Chances are that the teams qualifying in the 2020 Regional (the current contest, to be held in August 2021) may be qualified for the Moscow World Finals. The contest will be held on August 14th 06:00 PM. In that case, we can have only one round of the contest to qualify for the World Finals to be held at Moscow."
This makes it seem like the WF2021 will be merged with WF2020, and it is called the "Moscow World Finals". This, ofcourse, opens up a can of worms — what will happen to individuals who qualify through different teams, for instance? Will multiple teams from the same university be allowed to participate, or will the ones who qualified for WF2021 be retroactively disqualified? Or are just the locations the same, and we will have two different competitions at Moscow? Will our eligibility ages etc be extended to allow us to qualify for another World Finals?
If anyone has more information — please, let the rest of us know.