The corona virus is drawing ever larger circles. While Bavaria has recently declared a catastrophe and, like Austria, has blatantly restricted public life, EA is also taking further consequences in the gaming industry.
Electronic Arts continues to respond to Covid-19 and has now officially canceled a number of planned (eSports) events. The Global Series in the two successful titles Apex Legends and FIFA 20 are particularly affected.
The following events will be postponed or canceled completely as long as they are not held online:
- Major 1 of the Apex Legends Global Series | Arlington, Texas | March 13-15 | Postponed
EA is postponing this event to a date that will be announced in the near future and on schedule Apex Legends Global Series will be registered.
- Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournament # 2 | March 21 and 23 | Unchanged The Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournament # 2 is taking place as scheduled.
- CONMEBOL eLibertadores online and live event | March 7-8 | Postponed
EA postpones this event to a date that will be announced later.
- eChampions League | Online qualification | March 14-15 | Unchanged
EA will hold the eChampions League online qualification on March 14th and 15th as scheduled. Details of the live event of the eChampions League will be announced at a later date.
- FUT Champions Cup level 5 | Bucharest | April 3 – 5 | Called off This event has been canceled.
- PlayStation Licensed Qualifying Event | May 2-3, | Called off
The Licensed Qualifying Event, which was to take place live on May 2nd and 3rd, has been canceled.
New appointments in cases of postponement cannot yet be named. EA said: "It wasn't easy for us to make these decisions. However, given the size and global nature of the events, we believe that the changes will protect the health of the community, including gamers, visitors, and employees As we continue to monitor corona virus developments and guidelines are being issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we will also reassess the situation and update news related to EA's eSports Publish events. "
The staff also want to be protected accordingly and help to limit the spread of the virus. It is recommended that your own employees – in North America, Europe and Australia – work from home until at least April 1, 2020.