League of Legends Championship Series commissioner Chris Greeley has announced that LCS 2020 has been postponed in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The finals have also moved locations.
“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 said in a tweet (embedded below). “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 anyone who has already purchased a ticket to LCS matches or the Spring 2020 Finals will be refunded.
This news follows on the heels of EA suspending its own 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 temporarily put on hold.
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