The Coronavirus pandemic has forced most of the events, tournaments, and announcements to be either cancelled or delayed. We heard about E3 being cancelled for the first time in 25 years. Similarly, BlizzCon along Overwatch matches were also cancelled. CS:GO Major which is a very anticipated tournament for the fans was also cancelled.
Well, Penny Arcade has different ideas, they are still confident that PAX West will be hosted this September.
“We tend to be pretty quiet this time of year, but since we’ve had some questions from fans and exhibitors we wanted to let everyone know that as of this moment, we’re still planning on putting together a great PAX West this coming Labor Day Weekend (September 4th – 7th) for you, and we will be updating our website with more information on badges and hotel registration in the coming months,” organizers wrote at paxsite.com.
“Our first priority is always your safety, and that extends to issues of public health. As the year progresses, we will continue to monitor the situation and work with health officials at all levels of government, and intend to follow all CDC and WHO guidelines as they are released. That said, actions already taken by our convention center and local government have left us optimistic, and we will continue working with them to make sure we take the correct steps throughout the summer.”
This week we heard about PUBG Corp, who decided to give each team $20,000 for inconvience caused. Major Esports teams travelled to different country, however they later found out that tournament was cancelled. In-order to ensure that they have not faced any financial loss, PUBG decided to hand over some amount. You can read more about that here.