In the past few months, we have seen multiple events being canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Since the world is still suffering from the pandemic, there is more event that is getting canceled due to this reason.
Fortnite World Cup, the popular e-sport event, has been canceled this year owning to the coronavirus pandemic. This update was announced by the Fornite developer, Epic Games, in a series of tweets on Thursday. In the announcement, the company mentioned that all physical Fortnite events will be held online for the rest of the year.
Meanwhile, the 2020 edition of the Dota 2 tournament, has also been indefinitely postponed due to the global pandemic. The tournament might take place in 2021. Apart from this, the annual Evolution Championship Series (EVO) fighting game tournament will also be held as an online event this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting with the Fornite World Cup, Epic Games on Twitter said the company is canceling this year’s Fornite World Cup due to “limitations of cross-region online competition.” It also announced all the rest of the events including the Champion Series (FNCS) and Cash Cups will be held online owning to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Valve Software in a blog post said that this year’s Dota 2 tournament, popularly known as The International, has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have been exploring various date possibilities, but it is likely that the event will need to happen in 2021. Given the highly volatile landscape for local gathering restrictions, virus trajectory, and global travel policies, we don’t expect to have enough confidence to communicate firm dates in the near future,” the company said in a blog post.
At last, EVO 2020 had been scheduled to take place from July 31st to August 2nd at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will be taken online. All tickets and hotel reservations will be refunded automatically.
This year’s EVO lineup was scheduled to include Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, an invitational tournament for the Dreamcast hit Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and more. However, it is still not clear whether the company will include the same lineup or not.
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