As most people know, the NA anniversary event typically comes a few weeks earlier than JP’s. Whereas the JP anniversary is scheduled at the end of July – early August, the NA anniversary generally falls at the start of July and is aligned with Anime Expo, where they have a panel announcing the updates. For reference, 2020’s AX is scheduled for July 2nd-5th.
This usually means some event reshuffling. I’m guessing for 2020, it’ll be a bit more drastic, since it wouldn’t make sense to introduce Skadi before Lostbelt 2: Gotterdammerung. My wager is that GudaGuda 3 gets moved forward a week, to right after the Hunting Quests, since it’s unlikely there will be an Extella Link campaign for NA. Then instead of Dead Heat rerun, we’ll have the Ishtar Cup swapped with Lostbelt 2. So both summer events will come after the anniversary.
Any other guesses on event timing?