LEGO Education SPIKE Prime will start shipping on January 9, 2020, and will be allowed for use in FIRST LEGO League from that date forward.
Obviously that is probably too late for the City Shaper Season (at least in West TN), but we wanted you to know.
Note that the EV3 will still be supported by Lego and that the SPIKE is NOT a replacement so you do NOT have to run out and get new robots for the 2020-21 season. Yes there are a few advantages to the SPIKE (built in gyro, better cable management) but there are also a few disadvantages (no LCD display – only multi color LED’s).
You can find out more about SPIKE Prime at legoeducation.com