In my opinion, one of the silver linings of this pandemic is the emergence of Online Competitions. Given the Pandemic, most big comps like NAKO or Catch and Flow have been forced to adapt and hold their competitions via twitch, discord, or other online platforms. One good result of that is that if one has a good internet connection, the competitions are now open to players who would never have dreamed of being able to compete. However, now that some countries are starting to move on from COVID and roll out their vaccines (not in the Philippines, unfortunately), will online competitions still continue in some shape or form? Or do we go back to the pre-pandemic setup (which I think will happen)? I'm asking because during the pandemic, the kendama scene in the Philippines has grown exponentially, and I would love to have more Philippine talent be seen on the world stage. Most Philippine kendama players live in poverty, however, so a lot of talented players can't even afford a plane ticket to the states (let alone an actual kendama lol). Hope I could get everyone's thoughts on this.