After the shooting at the GLHF Game Bar, a number of organizers have responded by increasing the security plans at their events. One such event is SoCal Regionals 2018, where players must now have their arcade sticks opened for inspection. Inconvenience aside, this has some players worried about the warranties on their arcade sticks being voided by such an inspection.
In response to the this, arcade stick producer Qanba has released a statement on Twitter that any of their sticks opened for inspection at SoCal Regionals 2018 will not have their warranties voided. All players who have their Qanba arcade sticks opened as part of the mandatory inspection will have their name and contact information logged. This will allow Qanba to keep track of them and make sure that their warranties are honored.
This solution was agreed upon by Qanba and SCR 2018 organizers Level|Up Series to make sure that the security of the attendees at the event is prioritized. This way, players can have their Qanba arcade sticks inspected without without forcing them to void their warranties.
SoCal Regionals 2018 will take place from September 14 to 16 at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA.
Source: Qanba USA