“As the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to grow, we’re committed to keeping the health and safety of players, fans, and everyone who makes the LCS possible at the forefront of every decision we make,” Greely mentioned in a tweet (embedded under). “And so, it was an incredibly difficult call to make, but this afternoon we decided, after much discussion with LCS teams, to suspend operations (including all LCS and Academy teams) for the immediate future.”
“The same factors that weighed into this decision, coupled with expanding restrictions on large-scale public events in North Texas, have also led us to move the 2020 LCS Spring Finals from Dallas to the home studio in Los Angeles,” he continued. Greely added that anybody who has already bought a ticket to LCS matches or the Spring 2020 Finals might be refunded.
This information follows on the heels of EA suspending its personal esports competitions. Because of the coronavirus, the Apex Legends Global Series, FIFA 20 Global Series, FIFA Online 4 Live, Madden NFL 20 Championship Series, and all third-party competitions have been briefly placed on maintain.
Other Recent Shutdowns Due To Coronavirus
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