The number of canceled esports events in the broadcast of the novel coronavirus continues to grow. On Friday afternoon, NetherRealm Studios announced that they had canceled their last Chance Qualifier event on Saturday, and would only allow the top 16. Death of Combat 11 players who will compete in the Final Kombat 2020 event on Sunday. (It will still be broadcast live.) Ticket holders will no longer be able to attend the event.
Elsewhere in the industry, Electronic technology has also been canceled for many exported events Apex mythology and FIFA 20. This comes after League of Legends The developer of Riot Games released new rules for its events – including a ban on hijacking and five hands – on Friday morning.
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According to the statement below, we will be reaching out to everyone who has purchased a ticket. Travel and accommodation costs and tickets to the finals will be refunded. https://t.co/6translations6W
– Shang P @ Final Kombat (@WllyP) March 6, 2020
Polygon has received more information on the refund process.
Players compete “for about one year at Death of Combat 11 it's all just a final goal of reaching the finals, ”Tasman“ Waz ”Stoker, Australia Death of Combat 11 A pro player already in Chicago for the event, he told Polygon. "If you haven't read, the tournament this weekend is the only opportunity you have left to earn the title."
Similarly, many Apex mythology and FIFA 20
Apex mythology Global Series
– Good | Arlington | March 13 | Postponed
EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series
– ConMEBOL Libertadores Online and Live Event | Postponed
– FUT BANDrest Cup Power Shop Bucharest | April 3 – 5 | Canceled
– PlayStation Licensed Event Acquisition | May 2 – 3 | Canceled
"These decisions have never been easy, but as important, as we look at the global situation, we believe that making these changes has the best chance of protecting public health, including rivals, representatives and workers," the EA lawyer said in a statement.
The Death of Combat 11 and the EA cancellation comes after League of Legends engineer Riot Games has released some restrictions morally in the semi-finals of the League of Legends Championship to be held in Frisco, Texas, in April: no fan meets, top-five, or postgame broadcasts. Ticket holders who no longer wish to attend the event may receive a refund now. Riot Games said it was "keeping a close eye on the situation" as the event approached.
On Thursday, developer Psionix canceled their Rocket League Season 9 World Championship event scheduled for April 24-26 in Dallas. "We understand that this is frustrating, but health and safety will always be our top priority," said Psionix write in a statement. It also prepares its weekly games to protect its players and staff – the entire game will be played online, with no streaming talent in the studio.
These issues are not unique; much more – including the Game Developers Conference, SXSW, again The New World Congress – canceled or postponed as COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is spreading worldwide.
Over 100,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with major outbreaks in China, Italy, South Korea and Iran. My friends more than 250 cases in the United States, with a greater focus on the region of California and Washington. The Centers for Disease Control suggests that the risk to most Americans is “low” at this time.