ALGS Major 1 in Arlington, Texas postponed due to COVID-19

written by NANA 6 months ago

One week before the very first Apex Legends Global Series Major, which was scheduled for the March 13th-15th is officially postponed by Electronic Arts due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outrage.

In the official announcement released by EA we can read:

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting communities around the world, including the gaming industry. As a result, we are providing the following updates for the Apex Legends Global Series and the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series.

EA is postponing this event (Apex Legends Global Series Major 1 - NANA) *and will provide a new event date and updated Apex Legends Global Series schedule in the near future.

Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournament #2 will take place as planned. (March 21 and 23 - NANA) While we don’t have any new dates to share at this point in time, we’ll look to provide more information regarding these events and the effect on each of the Global Series as soon as we can. *

These decisions haven’t come easy, but given the large, global nature of these events, we believe that making these changes are in the best interest of protecting the health of the community, including competitors, attendees and staff. As we continue to monitor the situation around the Coronavirus and receive guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), we’ll continue to evaluate and provide more updates as it relates to all of EA’s Competitive Gaming events.

On the EA website, you can read a handy FAQ where you can find information about the details behind this decision as well as the instruction about a possible refunds for the travel expenses covered by the individual players and organizations that were not sponsored by EA.

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