As the world responds to the outbreak of Coronavirus, businesses are implementing plans to amend the way their conferences – and in this case – award ceremonies are held. The 2020 BAFTA Game Awards will be broadcast live instead of the red carpet event as more people from the gaming industry around the world would have traveled to the UK to celebrate the awards.
Adapted from their official release, the BAFTA Games had the following:
Despite growing concerns about the distribution of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the number of nominees due to travel abroad, we have decided to change the format for next month BAFTA Sports Awards from the spectacular red carpet at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to an online live broadcast, which will be broadcast worldwide on the same day (Thursday 2 April).
Other noteworthy events have also been canceled due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak at E3.