Coronavirus has delayed a lot of tournaments, events, announcements, and various other things this year. A couple of days ago, E3 was canceled for the first time in almost 20 years. Today, we have news that EA has canceled all esports events due to coronavirus outbreak.
All Events related to EA are suspended
Events which have some sort of EA game, or EA-operated application, are all suspended. EA will only allow those events which are online. The company wrote, events that have “participants and staff are remote and separated”. These announcements mean all upcoming EA tournaments including Apex Legends Global Series, EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series, FIFA Online 4 Live Events, and Madden NFL 20 Championship Series are suspended.
EA says that they want to protect everyone including competitors, employees, partners, and their community. Furthermore, they also want to limit the spread of Coronavirus.
Our priority is protecting our competitors, our employees, our partner’s employees and our communities. As we continue to monitor the situation around the coronavirus and receive updated guidance from health officials around the world, we will use this time to determine next steps for moving forward with all of EA’s Competitive Gaming live events and online broadcasts.
Coronavirus is very active all over the world now. The virus outbreak has resulted in all places, tournaments, events, and announcements being suspended. Governments are imposing a state of emergency, which prevents people from going into public. Some tournaments like IEM Katowice were played without crowd, and others are being played online, but the majority are being suspended. It seems that almost all tournaments this year might be rescheduled in post-July as most Scientists predict that Coronavirus will be less deadly in summers.
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