Activision Blizzard introduced that the Call of Duty League will shift to an online-only competitors, shedding the in-person occasions due to the coronavirus.
The worry of COVID-19 is taking its toll on esports occasions held in dwell venues, the place there are dangers of the virus spreading from individual to individual. Yesterday, Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League additionally introduced that it will cancel all occasions in March and April over the identical considerations.
And earlier at the moment, PUBG Mobile occasions have been additionally shifted to on-line occasions with no dwell audiences.
Here’s the announcement:
The well being and security of staff, followers, gamers, groups, and companions is paramount to Activision Blizzard Esports.
We are persevering with to intently monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus), city-level suggestions and mandates, and all pointers set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After cautious assessment and dealing in shut collaboration with our groups, we’re shifting all at present scheduled 2020 Call of Duty League dwell occasions to online-only competitors, efficient instantly. For particulars on beforehand ticketed occasions, please go to host workforce web sites and observe their social channels.
The new online-only matches shall be broadcast dwell to followers. Dates shall be introduced shortly, together with tune-in particulars.
Call of Duty League has seen firsthand the ability of our dwell occasions in our inaugural season, and can return to city-based competitors in entrance of dwell audiences as quickly as it’s protected and logistically potential.
In the interim, Call of Duty League is assured it should proceed to ship followers what they need: wonderful competitors between the most effective gamers, competing on the highest stage, for the precise to be thought of the best workforce on earth.