EA Suspends All Esports Live Events To Limit Coronavirus Risk

EA Suspends All Esports Live Events To Limit Coronavirus Risk

EA has introduced that every one aggressive occasions tied its video games are, for the foreseeable future, suspended on account of the coronavirus. The suspension applies to all occasions that make the most of EA’s video games, whether or not they’re run by the corporate or are a third-party organized occasion.

“Our priority is protecting our competitors, our employees, our partner’s employees and our communities,” EA wrote in a blog post. “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.”

Among the occasions suspended are the Apex Legends Global Series, FIFA 20 Global Series, FIFA Online 4 Live, and Madden NFL 20 Championship Series.

In one other blog post, EA additional described the extra steps the corporate is taking to curb the unfold of the coronavirus, comparable to “strongly recommending” that every one North American, European, and Australian workers work at home. “We’ve also taken steps to ensure that the vendors and contractors that provide services on-site at our facilities will continue to be paid, even if they’re not able to work from home in their roles,” the corporate wrote.

Despite these changes, EA does not foresee any main alterations to the street maps of any of its games-as-a-service titles.

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